But this very thing is what sparked a huge controversy in the Chicago suburb of Elmhurst between 1999-2001 and inflamed a couple of sociopaths who lived next door to us to the point where they started a campaign to have us run out of town on a rail, including putting signs in their windows facing our house with slogans like "Good riddance to bad trash" and videotaping our backyard in an attempt to catch us violating our pig's two-hour maximum time allowed outside in the yard that the city council had decreed.
It was Crazy in Chicago for sure and one of the most hellish times in my life as good people stepped up to the plate to help us keep our pet pig and crazies came out of the woodwork to try to slander and terrorize us. We even made the Chicago Tribune as our battle to keep Pepper the pig went to the Elmhurst city hall. Fortunately, the city quickly realized that the cuckoos next door were attempting to persecute us and had zero grounds for their accusations or behavior, but it was an interesting two years in the sense of the Chinese curse: May you live in interesting times.
More details to follow in future blogs...Stay tuned! You'll be amazed at the lengths people will go to to get their selfish way.