Today, I was downstairs and my wife was in the shower and my boys (4 and 2) were out in the backyard playing. I heard my 4 year old screaming hysterically and running in the house so I yelled up the stairs and asked what was wrong and he yelled that the pig was out and my two year old was still outside. I could hear the dog barking at this point and was running up the stairs and heard my two year old come running in the house crying. By the time I got out in the yard, the pig (who is now over 200 pounds) was fighting with my heeler dog. Based on what I found out from my kids later, the pig pushed out of the bottom of the fence of the pen and started chasing my two year old. At that point, my dog attacked the pig and both boys ran in the house. When I got out the pig charged me and I punched it in the head (I thought I broke my hand) to get it to change its' mind. Even that didn't really phase the pig, just made it stop charging me over and over. I then was able to get it to go in a shop where I locked it up until I was able to repair the pig pen. The pig has a butcher date for next week but tomorrow we will call and have it moved up to this week if we can. I am done with this pig and I am done raising pigs. It's just not worth the hassle and the danger to my family, or the money involved to feed them up. I'll stick with butcher hogs from now on. I am so thankful to have a great dog that was protective of my children today! She saved my life from a cow that was charging me two winters ago and stayed true to form today.