It seems that a little pig (otherwise known as a piglet) named Cinders (short for Cinderella, the reason for Cinderella won't be much clearer later on, but it will be later) was delivered to the farm of Andrew and Debbie Keeble, who run the award-winning "Debbie and Andrew's" sausage company. (I'll let you figure out what the pig's role was going to be at the company. Let's just say it wasn't going to be Human Resources.) Cinders arrived with her six brothers and sisters (otherwise known as Bacon, Ham, Pork Chop, Sausage Link & Sausage Patty (the twins), and Roast.). Those pigs did what pigs do (before becoming the tastiest of the salted breakfast meats) and played in the mud. Cinders, definitely the odd duck of the pig family, stayed on the sidelines and watched. (Begin "Pay attention music".) Cinders was stricken with (da-da-duh-dduummmm...) mysophobia, a fear of dirt. (And...CUT!)
The article in the Daily Mail goes on to say that Cinders owners, Andrew and Debbie "were at a loss, until they remembered the four miniature wellies used as pen and pencil holders in their office." Sure, they were at a loss with what to do with their mysophobic piglet, but I was at a loss with what in the heck "wellies" were. Apparently, a "wellie" is a Wellington boot. They're made out of rubber. I guess they call them "wellies" because, well, they're English and that's what they do. Why they had a bunch of miniature wellies is beyond me. But nonetheless they did and the story continues.
So Andrew took the four wellies and put them on Cinders little hooves and off she went to frolic in the mud. Now, every morning, she runs over to greet him so he can put her little pig boots on so that the precious little snowflake won't get herself all dirty. The Keeble's said that they named her Cinders after Cinderella and her magical glass slippers. I see not at all how that is related to the pig in the boots. Cinderella had wicked stepsisters, Cinders has siblings that will one day be slaughtered. Cinderella did chores and cleaned, Cinders just wanted to BE clean. And the most subtle differences: Cinderella was a girl; Cinders is a PIG. (I just thought I'd point that out. It was apparently a detail that was lost on those who named her.)
But don't worry about having a side of Cinders next time you're having a hankerin' for the Grand Slam at Denny's (or the Moons over My Hammy). Even though they've been pig farmers for 20 years, Cinders will be their pet. (Awww...) I'm figuring they must be pretty sympathetic toward a pig who is afraid of dirt. Below is a picture of Andrew and Debbie. Judging from their own footwear, I'd say that Cinders isn't the only one on that farm suffering from mysophobia.