Academic journal article Field

The Good Pig

Academic journal article Field

The Good Pig

Article excerpt

Might have been the books we read as children,

our confusion about human protocol. Who calls whom.

What to do now, etc. All those animals dressed

in human clothes. The kid with the animal snout and

beaver teeth, fur all over his body but dressed

in blue overalls. Droopy donkey and humming

fat bear. Everybody chatting one to the other.

Bad bunny; jealous bear sister. Maybe

it was the chamomile in B. Potter's books.

Something about McGregor. We picked up

some odd ideas. About getting caught

under the flower pot. Losing your shoes.

Leaving your coat behind on the fence.

One reasonable lesson after the other and everything

ending well. Don't lie down in that bed.

Don't eat that porridge. Don't knock on that door. …

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