My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. A pet is for life. Even the demanding ones.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. I'll need a moment on wikipedia to answer this
Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?
A. I listen to music while I write, but never take it in.
Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. Someone who knew about pig-keeping when my wife suggested a pair would make good pets.
Q. What do you regret most?
A. No regrets. Just a great deal of learning from mistakes.
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