It may seem to go against good sense to some, but the pig is actually a venturous, not a slumberous animal.
Given proper chance and circumstance, pigs will more often choose some investigation or adventure, rather than the clichéd image of hoovering up a meal and following that with a snooze.
“Oh a life of adventure is gay and free, and danger has its charm; and no pig of spirit will bound his life by the fence on his master’s farm.”
from Freddy Goes to Florida one of the Freddy the Pig series of books by Walter R. Brooks (1886-1958), US author, editor, reviewer and publicist.
- The Friends of Freddy is an international membership organization dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of the writings of Walter R. Brooks and his literary alter ego, the Pig of spirit, Freddy.
- The Overlook Press is the current publisher of all Walter R. Brooks’ books about Freddy, the smallest and cleverest of the pigs on Bean Farm, a pig of many parts, a paragon of porkers, a detective, a politician, an ambassador to the Martians and much more.
- Kurt Wiese was the incredibly prolific illustrator of the Freddy books as well as works by authors such as Zane Grey and Rudyard Kipling. Wiese also wrote and illustrated many children’s books himself.