So when waters started rising during Hurricane Harvey, Eicher woke up the kids, threw a few valuables in a garbage bag, and evacuated. The firefighters ferried the whole family to a rescue raft.
"As they swam Penny the pig out to the truck, one of the firemen said to me, 'You better be getting this on video.' I assured him I was," Eicher wrote. "Comic relief was abundant."
As Penny arrived, the family's dog was waiting for her.