From Babe to Animal Farm to Charlotte's Web, literature is filled with the escapades of clever pigs. But those fictional swine have nothing on Lowell, the sensitive, brave, and intelligent real-life pet of author Gay L. Balliet-Perkins. Meet Lowell, a truly existential pig and best friend to Gay. Some days he watches Oprah. Some days he helps Gay cook. Other days he listens to his favorite music by Gloria Estefan and cools off in his kiddie pool. He always does what he wants and what makes him happy but he looks out for those he loves, especially Gay, who would one day thank Lowell for saving her life.
"Like James Herriot's books, Balliet's Lowell reads more like a riveting novel than a "pigography", as the author relates captivating, heart-warming and occasionally hilarious tales... After you read this engaging book, you'll never want to eat another pork chop."
- Sunday Star Ledger
"A lot of animal and pet books cross my desk, but this is one of the few I can heartily recommend. It's touching, funny and quite enlightening."
- San Jose Mercury News
"...another delectable trough's worth of vets-at-home and vets-on-the-road anecdotes [with] a wide range of philosophical and psychological speculation."
- Publisher's Weekly
"...a lively, perceptive saga"
- The Morning Call
"Lowell, a music-lover with a special fondness for Gloria Estefan, is the star of Balliet's second book, Lowell"
- Central PA Magazine
"Pick up this one before your first summer barbeque. You just might decide to stop by the health store for a meatless alternative."
- Mode Magazine
"Lowell is a real-life Babe, and you'll learn all about living with a pet pig."
- Boston Sunday Herald