Yellow Pig Day

17 Jul


Journalist Rocky the Squirrel here –

Keeping my paws on the nuts of the world

Hallelujah! Can you believe they make a holiday for this little oinker we have here at the Hotel Thompson called Bacon? It’s not enough that he’s a spoiled little tyke, now he has holidays. It’s certainly a great reason to celebrate with Bacon – we’ll take that anyday.

Yellow Pig Day is today, July 17th. This is not to be confused with National Pig Day celebrated on March 1st every year. Are you wondering what the difference is between the two pig day holidays? Let me explain it to you 🙂

National Pig Day on March 1st, recognizes and appreciates domesticated pigs, like Bacon. Pot-bellied pigs are often found in petting zoos and sometimes they can be found in regular every day homes like at the Hotel Thompson as members of the family. (I would say as pets but we all know that Bacon has gone beyond that category and is now a ‘member’ of the family. Some would say a child.) I’m sure you already know due to Bacon’s blog here that pigs are highly clever and intelligent animals. They will focus in on one thing until they accomplish whatever they are trying to do. Pigs like Bacon can learn how to open doors, gates, fetch like dogs, roll over and other amazing tricks. Ellen Stanley, an art teacher in Texas, created National Pig Day in 1972. Her intent was to to recognize and be thankful for pigs as intelligent domestic animals. And I have to admit, this holiday is HUGE at the Hotel Thompson.

Yellow Pig Day on July 17th is a mathematician’s holiday celebrating yellow pigs and the number 17. Have you ever seen a yellow pig in real life? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be fun to have them yellow? Why not celebrate yellow pigs anyway! This holiday has been celebrated yearly since the early 1960’s, primarily by mathematicians on college campuses but hey it’s a holiday – let’s celebrate! I wonder if Bacon’s Aunt Tina knows about this date? Did you know that she is in fact a mathematician and a college professor? See smartness runs in the Thompson family 🙂

The Yellow Pig was created by mathematicians Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly in the early 1960’s. Spivak and Kelly were students at Princeton University, studying of course mathematics. History was made as they were listing interesting properties of the number 17. During this thought wave, the yellow pig was born. The yellow pig and the number 17 have been linked ever since.

So, spend some time today thinking and working in multiples of 17 and thinking about little yellow pigs.


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14 responses to “Yellow Pig Day

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    07/17/2017 at 12:35 pm

    Gotta love two-fers. 🙂

  2. speedyrabbit

    07/17/2017 at 12:42 pm

    Pawsome Happy Yellow pig day Bacon,xx Speedy

    • Piglove

      07/17/2017 at 1:14 pm

      Snorts and oinks! Thank you sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  3. CarolMaeWY

    07/17/2017 at 12:42 pm

    Enjoy your day Bacon. Stay cool! 😎

    • Piglove

      07/17/2017 at 1:14 pm

      Thanks dear friend. I am definitely staying inside with the air conditioning today. XOXO – Bacon

  4. easyweimaraner

    07/17/2017 at 1:00 pm

    ha… the day for my mama hahahahaha

    • Piglove

      07/17/2017 at 1:14 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  5. angelswhisper2011

    07/17/2017 at 2:56 pm

    Pawkisses for a Happy Yellow Pig Day, Bacon…in a way I’m feeling kind of Mellow Yellow now, must be in the color…MOL 😀 Extra Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      07/17/2017 at 3:44 pm

      aaww you are such a beauty in yellow sweet friend XOXO – Bacon

  6. Amy

    07/17/2017 at 5:09 pm

    i just read up on the number 17. Pretty special, like you, Bacon. ❤

    • Piglove

      07/18/2017 at 9:24 am

      aawww piggy blushes. Thank you my sweet friend. 17 is quite awesome isn’t it? XOXO – Bacon

  7. evilsquirrel13

    07/18/2017 at 4:13 am

    Spivak and Kelly brought back really bad flashbacks to all those horrible calculus classes I had to take in college. I think they wrote the textbooks. There were no yellow pigs, just a whole lot of boring numbers and funky looking symbols…

    • Piglove

      07/18/2017 at 9:27 am

      See my evil friend, add some pigs to the equations and math can be fun. Snorts with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  8. The Canadian Cats

    07/20/2017 at 10:03 pm

    Have a great day Bacon.


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