That afternoon they went to the top of the Empire State Building hoping his parents might be there.
JoAnn gave him a history lesson as they looked over the city.
“They began building it in 1930 and it took over one year to complete. It is so tall that one time an airplane crashed into the 79th floor because it was too foggy to see the building.”
“It takes thirty men six months to clean the entire building.”
“What do you think about that?”
Sir Pigglesworth looked shocked. “I thought it took a long time to clean my room!” he mumbled.
It was the last day of their trip and JoAnn decided to surprise Sir Pigglesworth by taking him to Radio City Music Hall.
There he would get to see the Rockettes dance.
Dancing was one of Sir Pigglesworth’s favorite things.
He couldn’t believe he would get to see the famous dancers perform in person!
The small pig tried to remain calm as he watched the dancers.
But as they lined up to perform their famous kick, he just couldn’t control himself any longer.
Before JoAnn could stop him, Sir Pigglesworth popped out of his seat and raced up the steps.
When he reached the stage he jumped right into the middle of the line and joined them, wrapping his front hooves around the girls’ legs on either side of him.
He started kicking his hind legs in the air as high as he could.
JoAnn gasped! She didn’t know whether to grab Sir Pigglesworth off the stage right then or wait until the performance was over.
But she didn’t have to decide. Sir Pigglesworth’s little legs couldn’t go as high as the dancers and he accidentally tripped the girl next to him.
She fell down dragging the dancers next to her down, too! Like dominoes, all of the girls fell to the floor.
Finally, only Sir Pigglesworth remained standing on the stage dancing and kicking as if nothing had happened.
A security guard came and pulled Sir Pigglesworth off the stage, but not before he had a chance to hear the crowd clapping and cheering for him.
Sir Pigglesworth’s eyes twinkled as he imagined a bright future as a dancer.
I’m going to be famous, he thought.
He wondered if his parents had been in the audience watching him.
JoAnn was waiting at the exit for the star-struck piglet. She scolded him for being so impulsive.
It was Sir Pigglesworth’s bedtime and they went straight to their hotel.
The next morning JoAnn said, “Our plane leaves soon, but I think we have time to make one more stop.”
They went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to light a candle and say a prayer that they would find his mom and dad.
As they walked into the church, Sir Pigglesworth’s eyes opened wide. He completely forgot his manners.
He ran straight down the aisle to where two pigs were standing with their heads bowed over candles.
“Mom! Dad!” the little pig squealed loudly, wrapping his hooves around them.
“I’ve been looking everywhere for you! I’m so happy to find you at last.”
The Duke and Duchess were surprised to see their son! They had just been lighting a candle and saying a prayer that they would find him.
JoAnn stood back letting them have their moment alone as they cried and hugged, happy to be together at last.
“We have so much to tell you!” his mom said smiling.
“There was a balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade that looked just like you. You should have been there!”
His mom and dad thanked JoAnn for taking such good care of their son and they all said goodbye.
The Pigglesworth family went to the airport to head home. But they wouldn’t be there long...
“We’ll be heading out on another vacation soon,” his dad said. “This time you’re going with us. We don’t ever want to lose you again.”
Sir Pigglesworth smiled. He wondered what adventures would await him.
After all, everywhere he goes, excitement follows!
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