The succulence of the pig may be true but just look at that face! He is just so-o-o-o-o cute! There are other ways of celebrating our poor little piggies other than having them for dinner. Ever heard of Wilbur? Piglet? Gub-Gub? What about Napoleon and Snowball? Transcendent Pig, Positive Pig or Pigoons? And, of course, there are Babe and Olivia the Pig. Those last two you surely know. Right?
They all have their own stories familiar to children of all ages.
Wilbur shares his story of friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. Piglet, who exemplifies "virtue of the small," is the closest friend of Winnie-the-Pooh. Gub-Gub is one of the first animals with whom Dr. Doolittle learned to talk. Oh! If animals could only talk...what tales of woe and wonder they would share! Napoleon, the antagonist, and Snowball, the inventive and clever pig, are both residents on Animal Farm. Translucent Pig is mystical, omnipresent and knows the meaning of life among the Young Wizards series. Positive Pig is one of many anthropomorphic animals from the 80s Pickles. Pigoons are the products of genetic engineering in Ornx and Crake. Babe, of course, went on to movie fame having transitioned from The Sheep-Pig into an orphaned piglet that won the hearts of moviegoers! Olivia the Pig is immortalized in unique picture books of the 2000s.What better way to celebrate Pig Day that reading a story with your child! Read MORE about the Great Oinkers in Literature!
Celebrate Pig Day by tying pink ribbons to trees to symbolize curly pink tails, and then either give the poor piggies a break in recognition of their service or tuck some bacon into a nice 'sammie' – your choice as to whether you Put Pork on Your Fork today!
After watching the video, you just might change your mind about that eating that pork...for today anyway!
Either way enjoy Pig Day!
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