And this little piggy just grew and grew and...
Boris the giant porker was saved from market when his owners realised he could be the biggest in the country.
In fact, the white cross Gloucester boar is so meaty that Paul and Charlotte Parfitt, who work the National Trust's Chyvarloe Farm, near Helston, have decided to send his vital statistics to Guinness World Records because they believe he is probably the UK's biggest pig.
The monster porker, which sires between 65 to 70 piglets a year and is now aged four, was bought by the couple when he was tiny enough to fit in the palm of a hand.
The aim had been to buy a few pigs to fatten up as a one-off but it turned out Boris was just too special to send to the slaughterhouse.
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"In the first batch we ever purchased was Boris – a pig who was to prove truly phenomenal, in both growth and personality," said Mr Parfitt.
Now the couple hope to find out in May if Boris truly is the biggest pig in the country.
Mr Parfitt added: "I can remember him as a little piglet. He was quite a character. It was only the fact that he developed into such a phenomenal size that we thought we would keep him for breeding."
The Parfitts have no intention of turning their beloved family pet into bangers.
They are building a school room on the farm as part of an educational access scheme through Natural England and its Higher Level Stewardship scheme, which should enable more schools to visit the farm, find out about the animals and meet Boris.
He has already visited Leedstown School, and head teacher Nicola Neale hoped to continue to work with the farm.
"He was absolutely huge," she said. "The children were stroking him and he was just wandering about with them on the field.
"It was really lovely and we are going to work more closely with the farm, see if we can go on a trip there and they will do a return visit here."