Two anecdotes among many colorful ones of a Cornish clergyman named Robert Stephen Hawker, better known as the Vicar of Morwenstow.
The tame stag, with its proper hatred of Evangelicals, was not the only odd pet that made favour in the Vicar's eyes. At one time he was attended everywhere by an intelligent black pig, and it is as like as not we shall meet him in his glebe surrounded by a dog and nine or ten cats. Both dog and cats are so indulged that they accompany him to church and circle about him while he performs the divine office.
-- Paul Elmer More, "Shelburne Essays 4th series." The Vicar of Morwenstow, p. 13. New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1911. Doesn't this gentleman sound fascinating? There's a fair amount about him on the web, including a whole website all about him.