One day a shepherd discovered a fat pig in the meadow where his sheep were grazing.
He very quickly captured the pig, which squealed at the top of its lungs the moment the shepherd laid his hands on it. You would have thought that the pig was being hurt.
But in spite of its squeals and struggles to escape, the shepherd tucked the pig under his arm and started off to the butcher's in the market. The sheep in the pasture were surprised and amused at the pig's behavior, and followed the shepherd and his charge to the pasture gate.
"What makes you squeal like that?" asked one of the sheep. "The shepherd often catches and carries off one of us. But we should feel very much ashamed to make such a terrible fuss about it like you do."
"That is all very well," replied the Pig, with a squeal and a frantic kick. "When he catches you he is only after your wool. But he wants my bacon!