In 1972, two sisters (Ellen Stanley and Mary Lynne Rave) decided that pigs should have their own holiday. That’s why National Pig Day is celebrated on March 1 every year. Pigs often get a bad rap as filthy creatures with insatiable appetites, but they are also known to be intelligent, clean, social animals. Here are some interesting tidbits about pigs:
March 23rd was National Puppy Day. How fun is that? Puppies are so cute and cuddly. I adopted an 11-month old puppy almost exactly 3 years ago. I drove to Illinois to meet her from a nationwide rescue group with foster homes all over the country. How did I find my perfect pet match almost 300 miles from my house? I used Petfinder.
This was one of my favorite shows when I was a kid. For 20 minutes, Marlin Perkins would take you to some exotic locale for an adventure. The show was educational, exciting, and entertaining.
Mr. Perkins, Jim Fowler, and Peter Gros brought wildlife to the living rooms of millions long before Animal Planet was even thought of. The show debuted on January 6, 1963 and went into syndication in 1971.
I have always wanted to go to Australia, and I must be pretty lucky because this Thursday Australia is coming to the Library. No 17 hour flight or long passport lines for me, I can visit the Outback right here at the Colbern Road Branch.