carries one around like a Chihuahua, while Posh and Becks own a pair.
The mini-pig, for reasons unknown, has become the latest celebrity
accessory, but what’s it really like to invite little livestock
into the living room?
Matt Whyman, a successful novelist, enjoys a quiet writer’s life
in the English countryside … until his career wife, Emma,
discovers the existence of a pig said to fit inside a handbag. She
believes not one but two would be a perfect addition to the already
diverse Whyman clan, which includes one wolf-like dog, a freaked-out
feline, their wild bunch of ex-battery chickens as well as four
challenging children. In reality, nobody could anticipate the trials
and misadventures two riotous, raucous little piglets could bring.
|From turning Whyman’s
office into a literal pigsty, stealing his spot on the family sofa to
trashing his neighbour’s garden while drunk on fermented apples,
and Roxi swiftly establish themselves as “animals of mass
endlessly entertaining, Oink charts the
battle of hearts, snouts and
minds between a family man and two mini-pigs. Will Butch and Roxi ever
settle down, or could their growing presence put the squeeze on Whyman
in ways he never thought possible?
Life with Mini-Pigs
by Matt Whyman
Simon & Schuster, 2011