These cute piglets snuggling on a mommy tiger have made the rounds on the internet. I know I’ve seen it on reddit before. I remember the caption for these pics, which described a tiger who lost her own cubs and became depressed, so zookeepers suggested dressing piglets in tiger costumes to keep the tiger company. The piglets snuggle with the tiger, mommy tiger yawns and smiles, and all is well. The result is a perfectly upbeat story to perk up a Monday morning.
Unfortunately, it turns out that the story was a hoax. The pictures are from a zoo in Thailand called Sriracha Tiger Zoo. This zoo has more than 400 tigers and other exotic animals. However, the zoo is unique in that adult and young animals of different species are kept in the same enclosure as visual entertainment for its visitors. The pictures appear pleasant and innocent, but since the purpose of the interaction is entertainment rather than companionship, questions about the safety of the young animals present themselves. Hopefully, the zookeepers are keeping the piglets and tigers safe.
It’s tax season. A guy was bold enough to want to use his pet pig as a tax deduction. He walked into Lupo & Associates and wanted to claim $7,000 in expenses for his pig’s medical bills and food. And if he were approved, he would deduce his taxes by $4,000. Imagine, you being able expense your pets? That would be a huge write off every year. It’s like having a child. Unfortunately, in the world we live in even though these pets are like family but you can’t claim them as a dependent.
Today, March 1st is National Pig Day. This holiday was founded in 1972 to celebrate the pig. Fortunate for me, I was born on this day. Hopefully one day, everyone in world will join me in celebrating this wonderful holiday.
I would like to thank my friends and family in supporting and always being there for me. I am thankful to have them in my lives. To my surprise, I was given two piggy cakes for my birthday. The cake on the left was homemade with vanilla flavor, it was super delicious on top of being cute. The one to my right was a chocolate ice cream cake and you can never go wrong with ice cream cake. Thank you again for the lovely cakes.
Happy Pig Day Everyone!