My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. A pet is for life. Even the demanding ones.
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Muhammad Ali. Once upon a time I bumped into him in a shopping centre in Bristol. True fact!
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'll need a moment on wikipedia to answer this
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Captain Ahab. I know how it feels to be pitted against great beasts.
May 19, 2011When I started writing Oink: My Life With Mini-Pigs, Butch and Roxi could both fit inside the cat basket in which they'd arrived. Midway through, Roxi had grown almost knee-height to me. Once I'd finished the book, she'd added a couple more inches. After that, she began packing on the pounds. As for Butch, he's certainly a small pig, but won't be climbing back inside that cat basket again.
When people hear about my book, or look at the cover, often their first response is 'I want a minipig!'. That's pretty much how my wife saw things when she first came across such pictures. Sure enough, when Butch and Roxi moved in with us they were... see more