And we got a virtuoso to play it for us
Classic FM's smallest fans are incredibly cute, unbelievably tiny pigs!
Ever since Camille Saint-Saëns' Organ Symphony was used as the theme to the movie Babe, classical music has had an affinity with pigs. Now that relationship has gone one step further with a whole breed of pigs becoming avid fans of Classic FM.
Micro Pigs are the latest pet craze sweeping the UK and demand for these tiny trotters is growing by the day. Breeder Jane Croft, from Little Pig Farm, believes that her pigs are the smallest in Europe. The size of a teacup when they are born they grow to a maximum of 14-16 inches tall, are highly intelligent, incredibly clean and love listening to Classic FM!
"Our Little Pigs are treated like royalty, they have clean bedding at least twice a week, the best quality food, lots of toys, a big cuddle each and every day, regular check ups and have Classic FM piped through to their bedrooms to help them to sleep," says Jane.
The irresistably adorable miniature pigs are proving to be popular pets and are being snapped up by celebrities Victoria Beckham has allegedly bought two for husband David Beckham for Christmas and actor Rupert Grint, who plays Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter films has one. With over 40 phone calls a day from pig lovers all over the world, the farm is working overtime to meet demand.
"We play Classic FM to the mother pigs in labour as we believe it really helps. They love it."
You can see what all the fuss is about in the gorgeous pictures below, courtesy of Little Pig Farm.
For more information about Micro Pigs visit www.littlepigfarm.co.uk