The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood

Sy Montgomery


“Christopher Hogwood got here domestic on my lap in a shoebox. He used to be a creature who could turn out in lots of how one can be extra human than I am.”
–from the nice solid Pig

A naturalist who spent months at a time dwelling on her personal between wild creatures in distant jungles, Sy Montgomery had constantly felt more well-off with animals than with humans. So she gladly opened her middle to a in poor health piglet who were crowded clear of nourishing food via his better siblings. but Sy had no inkling that this piglet, later named Christopher Hogwood, wouldn't in simple terms live on yet flourish–and she quickly stumbled on herself engaged along with her small-town group in methods she had by no means dreamed attainable. by surprise, Christopher supplied this peripatetic vacationer with whatever she had sought all her lifestyles: an anchor (eventually weighing 750 kilos) to kinfolk and home.

The stable strong Pig celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his inauspicious infancy to hog heaven in rural New Hampshire, the place his boundless zest for all times and his huge, loving center made him absolute monarch over a (mostly) peaceful state. in the beginning, his area incorporated purely Sy’s cosseted hens and her appealing border collie, Tess. Then the pals begun fetching Christopher domestic from his unauthorized jaunts, the little ladies round the corner all started giving him hot, soapy baths, and the villagers introduced him scrumptious leftovers. His intelligence and status elevated together with his girth. He was once featured in united states this present day and on numerous nationwide Public Radio environmental courses. On election day, a few citizens even wrote in Christopher’s identify on their ballots.

But as this captivating publication describes, Christopher Hogwood’s effect prolonged a long way past megastar; for he used to be, as a pal stated, a very good monstrous Buddha grasp. Sy finds what she and others realized from this beneficiant soul who in order that occurred to be a pig–lessons approximately self-acceptance, the which means of relatives, the price of neighborhood, and the pleasures of the candy eco-friendly Earth. the nice reliable Pig presents facts that with love, nearly whatever is possible.

From the Hardcover edition.

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