How The Piglet State Of Mind Is Helping Kids Learn About Acceptance

We could all benefit from a little more tolerance and positive thinking. After all, if a tiny, pink, blind, and deaf puppy can overcome his anxiety, why can’t we?

It’s time for everyone to meet Piglet, the inspiring six-pound puppy who teaches kids about acceptance and how positive thinking can change your entire attitude. When she first adopted Piglet, Melissa never thought lesson plans and school meet-and-greets were going to happen. But her little pink dog changed the lives of many little kids.

Meet Piglet

Piglet
@pinkpigletpuppy/Instagram
@pinkpigletpuppy/Instagram

Veterinarian Melissa Shapiro has always been one to help animals in need, so rescuing a puppy found in a hoarding situation was a no brainer — the dachshund-Chihuahua mix came from a house that had 37 puppies.

The poor animal was subjected to double dapple breeding, meaning he had a very good chance of coming out with a few birth defects. Piglet came out deaf, blind, and as it so happens, completely pink.