Baa Ram Ewe – 1924

Babe had the right idea; he was just in the wrong country and wrong era, according to this July 4, 1924 article from the St. Joseph News Press of St. Joseph, Missouri.

Pigs That Guard Sheep
Aid to the Men in Villages in Apennines
Who Act as Shepherds to the
Community

Newspaper Item 1924

Newspaper Item 1924

“London Answers: One seldom says anything kind about pigs. Yet they are highly esteemed in other parts of the world.
In the Apennines they are used to guard sheep. One man in each village acts as shepherd to the community, and is allowed a sheep pig to assist him when the animals are out at pasture. The man’s task is an easy one – he may amuse himself by playing the flute, or he may even sleep for a few hours while the pig faithfully guards the flock. In the evening the same trustworthy guardian sedulously singles out the sheep belonging to this house or that and never makes a mistake…”

Reference:

Babe

Babe

Babe (film)
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Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith’s 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, which tells the story of a pig who wants to be a sheepdog.

Map

Map

Apennine Mountains
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St. Joseph, Missouri
St. Joseph News-Press
Friday, July 4, 1924
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