ITCHY PIG author Nicole Cox and her husband adopted Gunner, a rescued pit bull puppy who had suffered abuse and neglect at the hands of his former owners. With his short, tattered ears and large snout, he resembled a cute little pig, and because of his food and seasonal allergies, Gunner was always itchy. So they started calling him "Itchy Pig," and the nickname stuck. After experimenting with different foods, Nicole found some that Gunner wasn’t allergic to—fruits and veggies are his favorite treats—and the sick puppy has now grown into a healthy and happy dog.
Gunner’s story inspired Nicole to write a children’s book to help kids learn about allergies and how to live with them. This March Inkshares will be publishing Nicole Cox's picture book, ITCHY PIG (Hardcover; $17.99; pub date: March 22, 2016), a story about a mischievous piglet who goes on an outdoor adventure, learning an itchy lesson about allergies.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Feb. 5 to 20 - StoryBook Theatre Presents, Lord of the Flies|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Feb. 6 to Apr. 24 - Vintage Motorcycle Exhibit at Heritage Park Historical Village|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Month of February - YYC Hot Chocolate Fest|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Feb. 1 to Mar. 13 - Canmore Winter Carnival|
|12:00 am - 12:00 am||Jan. 2 to Jun. 30 - Drop-In Jungle Gym at Village Square Leisure Centre|
|9:30 am - 11:30 am||Family Valentine’s Crafts and Cookies at Southland Leisure Centre|
|10:00 am - 12:00 pm||Wonders of Devonian Gardens - Free Children’s Nature Program|
|10:30 am - 11:30 am||Jan. 2 to Feb. 29 - TELUS Spark Material of the Season: Paper|
|11:00 am - 4:00 pm||Herein We Dwell: Unexpected Images of Calgary in the 1890s|
|11:00 am - 12:00 pm||Daily Until March - Penguin Walks at the Calgary Zoo|
|11:30 am - 2:30 pm||Skate in Nature|
|12:00 pm - 4:00 pm||BODY WORLDS at TELUS Spark|
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