My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. A pet is for life. Even the demanding ones.
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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. I'm Agony Uncle for Bliss - a UK teen girl's magazine
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. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. Winston Churchill once said that a dog looks up to a man, but a pig looks a man in the eye. I would like to go back in time and suggest that he adds 'and steals his place on the sofa.'
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