In an entertaining cross between Babe and Marley & Me, a family of six (plus a dog, cat, and several chickens) decides to invite two mini-pigs into their chaotic household.
Matt Whyman enjoyed a quiet writer’s life in the English countryside . . . until his career wife, Emma, discovered 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 a dog, a cat, a gaggle of chickens, as well as four children. Nobody could have anticipated the misadventures two little piglets could bring. From stealing his spot on the family sofa to trashing his neighbor’s garden while drunk on fermented apples, Butch and Roxi swiftly establish themselves as “animals of mass distraction.” Funny, touching, and endlessly entertaining, Oink charts the battle of hearts, snouts, and minds between a family man and two mini-pigs.
Having a mini-pig as a pet may sound cute indeed, they've become a hot commodity, owned by the likes of Paris Hilton and David Beckham but when British writer Whyman (Goldstrike) picks up a pair for his family, the dirty truth is revealed. Butch and Roxi turn out to be destructive, loud, and just plain bad company. They place a strain on his marriage, relationships with his friends, coworkers, and kids. The family cat never quite gets over the pesky pigs, though Sesi, the family's Canadian shepherd, quickly establishes herself as the pigs' surrogate mom. Despite all the trouble they cause, Whyman's tale is rife with humor. Early on, Whyman peeks under his desk to discover "the clenched rear flanks of a little pink pig" as Roxi pees on his feet. After warming up to the porkers, Whyman and co. decide to try their hands at pig-breeding. However, he quickly realizes that two pigs is plenty, and abandons the venture. With so many characters carousing about the household, Whyman's raucous mini-pig memoir becomes an endearing meditation on the difficult, but ultimately worthwhile, relationships between people and the pets with which they share their home (or occasional pigsty).
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Thankful for making a pig book!! I am obsessed with mini pigs!! This book just tops it all I can't wait to buy it and will recommend it to everyone I know