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Hardcover Lowell Book

ISBN: 0882821938

ISBN13: 9780882821931


This light-hearted, inspiring tale of an unforgettable pig who dances to the call of "Baryshnikov" and even saves his owner from a fire will captivate animal lovers everywhere. 16 photos. This description may be from another edition of this product.


Format: Hardcover

Condition: Very Good

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Gay Balliet

I have read every one of Gay Balliet's books. "Lowell - The true story of an existential Pig", "Lions and Tigers and Mares Oh My" and "Touched by All Creatures". What an author! She can make you laugh and cry. You will see animals in a whole new way. I actually cheered when her pig Lowell came to her defense when she was in physical danger. Want to see the gleam in a tiger's eye or feel his hot breath on your face? Read her books. Keep writing Gay and I'll keep reading.

Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig

Gay L. Balliet, author of Touched by all Creatures, has returned with Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig. Lowell is a Vietnamese pot-bellied pig, adopted by Balliet when he was only a few weeks old. Balliet and her veterinarian husband have a farm full of animals, but it's Lowell to whom her heart belongs. She bonded with him immediately, and has spent the years since then learning about the true meaning of life, human and porcine, from his unwavering pursuit of happiness. Balliet maintains that people who chose pigs as pets are as unconventional as their pets. When Lowell was one year old, she and other pig owners hosted a formal debutante ball for their swine. Lowell also attends all her parties and social events, always behaving like the perfect gentleman that he is. The book is filled with humorous, and sometimes poignant, stories of day-to-day life with a pig. Balliet maintains that "a pig is one of the finest companions" and wishes for her book "to open the minds and hearts of all who read it to the wonder and beauty of pig ownership." Whether or not readers own, or intend to own, a pig as a pet, they're sure to enjoy the delightful antics described in Lowell: The True Story of an Existential Pig.

Whimsical stories blend with insights

Balliet's pet pig is rescued as a piglet by the author, who tames and trains him and here narrates her story of her pet's abilities and growth. Whimsical stories blend with insights on the intelligence and training capacity of swine to make for an entertaining and enlightening leisure read.

A must read for all owners of the amazing pet pig

Lowell, is the most amazing book about what we Potbellied pig owners have to go through just to have a pig as a pet in our homes. From zoning to being rediculed and laughed at. It really takes us back to a time when we first brought our darling pigs home to join our families and friends. It explains the intelegance and loving nature of our unusual pets to a Tee. It also shows the attachment that is part of being a Mother of a pig. Balliet really captures our hearts with the antics of Lowell and his friends. As a Mother of Reggie, one of many pigs mentioned in the book. I would like to say how very proud I am to have my pig in her book. It is a real view from our side of the issue of having one of these animals share our lifes, homes and most of all our hearts. It lets you know how they steal your heart and never give it back. One of my favorite sayings is that "Pigs leave Hoof Prints on your Heart" and Balliet has captured that statement wholehartedly in this book about Lowell her best friend.This book has been needed for a long time and, I hope that everyone who has a pet pig share their life will read it from cover to cover. There is endless amounts of information on care and what it is like to have a pig as part of your life. It also delves into the pigs point of view on life itself, which is quite an intresting concept but true. All in all it is a great book and, an easy read. It covers all concepts of having a pig as a pet and companion, but most of all a best friend.Thank you Gay Balliet for giving us such a wonderful tribute to our pet pigs.

Lowell, A True Story of an Existential Pig

Dr. Gay Balliet possesses a talent for articulating what it means to be a person owned by a pig. She writes about it with great insight in her newest book "Lowell, The True Story of an Existential Pig". "Lowell" will confirm to those that are also owned by their pig, that they are not the only one with an unusual love-bond relationship with their companion pig. This book is destined to change the minds of those ciritical of pig ownership. A must read for animal lovers, especially pig lovers.
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