For many people, taking their pet out for a walk does not attract attention.
But for Salon owner Susan Gordon, she regularly draws a crowd when she is out with her lovable pet Yum Yum.
But Yum Yum is no ordinary pet. He is a Vietnamese pot bellied pig that Susan saved from being turned into bacon when he was just ten weeks old.
And now the pair are inseparable, with Susan taking him to work with her at Halo hair salon in North Shields.
Susan said: “We have a set route that we are allowed to walk, but it can take an hour to get home sometimes as people are always stopping and taking photos of him.
“I don’t eat pork any more.”