Led by two intrepid flying pigs, Claude Delahoussaye Pigasus and Marie Robideaux
Pigasus, the people of southern Louisiana known as "Cajuns" emigrated in the early
17th Century from France to the New World.
They landed in Nova Scotia then slowly over the century, despite many hardships,
made their way down through Canada and the US to the baayous near New Orleans.
Their Mission complete, Claude and Marie married.
Today's Cajun Pigasi are their direct descendents and retain their forebears' qualities of
high intelligence and fierce loyalty.
Flights of pig arrive every few months at Delaney Street Mercantile.
"Plenty of intention but not much wingspan," as John Steinbeck used to say
(the Pigasus was his personal muse), these indomitable little pigasi are not swift,
but they are plucky and determined.
When they land they tell us their names, which we put on their name cards.
On the the back of the name card is the history of the flying pigasus.