Sorry to hog this space, but we've something to snout about: Today is National Pig Day--"a time to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man's most intelligent and useful domesticated animals," says Chase's Calendar of Events. So if you know any pigs, take them to lunch. Or at least send roses.
Pet therapist and talk show host Warren Eckstein says swine are "smarter and more fun" than most people. He should know. For years he's lived with two porkers, Spotty and Corky, 900 and 1,200 pounds, respectively, and so polite and personable that they've been allowed to share his bath and his boudoir.