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Ciriano Perez gives thanks because we were drowning in the lake but my piggies saved us.

Zumpango, December 4, 1950

Anastacia Velasco and her now husband Delfino Nuñez give thanks for their wedding went overall well.

Mexico, October 10, 1968

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The piglets were taken by a devil, but thanks, Virgin, they escaped.

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Demetrio Vargas went to swim. I fainted, but a mermaid piggy saved my life from drowning.

Veracruz, December 4, 1955

Luis Fernando sleeps with the pigs. Cure him, Virgin.

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Victoriano Perez dedicates this retablo because I loved to dance with my pig but she stepped on my callus.

Puebla, September 5, 1940

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On the day of the blessing of the animals, I sent my children to the town so the priest would bless our small animals. When they were returning home, a huge eagle thought that our animals looked very delicious. It flew down to catch any of them, but as they already had the blessing they were protected by it, and the Virgin scared the eagle who flew away with an empty stomach.

Good harvest!

Thanks to saint Jesus Malverde for giving us our marijuana crop. We sold it at a good price and we’ll buy cows and piglets.

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Thanks for I didn’t go crazy when the pig spoke to me and demanded that I wouldn’t make pork carnitas anymore.

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A hail storm ruined the roof of the corral. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan because my husband, although very reluctantly, let the animals sleep in the house until he could repair the roof and until it won’t be so cold outside.

To the Virgin of San Juan, I make this gratitude because I was able to find my daughter’s piggy that had escaped from the pigsty because she forgot to lock it.

Dionicia Juarez, Jalisco, Mexico, February 9, 1979

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My husband not only went to live with this bitch Lupe, but also one day he came to take our pig. But Saint Barbara gave me strength and extra courage not to let him take the pig away. I dedicate this real in gratitude.

Chonita Robles P.
San Martin Texmelucan, Tlaxcala, 1957

Help me with Zuzi who not only doesn’t pay me attention but says that I’m a weirdo.

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