A Sunday in the Park with Pigs

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I knitted a few pigs three years ago, and they were so fetching, that two ladies I work with very much  adored them. So I gave them as gifts to each of them, but not until I did this photo shoot story with them. (Also published as a Shutterfly book. Available for sale; please contact me.)

A Sunday in the Park with Pigs    by James Ryan (2011)

The Pigs
The Pigs
The Author
The Author
One day in June, two pigs came to play
One day in June, two pigs came to play
They both wore...
They both wore…
matching hats.
matching hats.
They both had many tales to tell. They each sang many songs.
They both had many tales to tell. They each sang many songs.
Each of them whispered in my ear, “Let’s go out to the park to play.”
Each of them whispered in my ear, “Let’s go out to the park to play.”
“That’s a GRAND idea, indeed,” I said. “Let me lead the way…
“That’s a GRAND idea, indeed,” I said. “Let me lead the way…

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Around and around they chased each other…
Around and around they chased each other…
They chased each other...
They chased each other…
...up a tree...
…up a tree…
One challenged the other, “Bet you can’t catch me!”
One challenged the other, “Bet you can’t catch me!”
“Yes, I can! Yes, I can,” squealed the other.
“Yes, I can! Yes, I can,” squealed the other.

 

 

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After a while, they jumped back to the ground, to scout out and find what else was around…
After a while, they jumped back to the ground, to scout out and find what else was around…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

While one went to the rest stop, the other checked for mail…
While one went to the rest stop, the other checked for mail…

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Then they napped in the sun, curled up like snails.
Then they napped in the sun, curled up like snails.
When they awoke, they went to a garden...
When they awoke, they went to a garden…
Later, indoors, they watched their favorite video…
Later, indoors, they watched their favorite video…
…and then had a snack
…and then had a snack

 

Before the end of their visit, they each read a book…
Before the end of their visit, they each read a book…

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And discussed it in detail…each pleasantly hooked
And discussed it in detail…each pleasantly hooked
Then came their owners and carried them away…but only until some other day.
Then came their owners and carried them away…but only until some other day.
The End
The End

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