Saturday, October 16, 2010

How The Dividend Pig Came About

Contrary to what you may have heard, the Dividend Pig is not the pot-bellied, sty-dwelling variety you may be thinking of.  The pig here refers to guinea pigs, the small, furry, pet-store kinda pigs that South Americans love to eat. 

Wilbur the Guinea Pig

Unlike their pork-bearing cousins (actually, they have no relation to farm pigs), guineas are slow, care-free, and not to bright.  Imagine a small, furry cow, and that’s a guinea pig. They mostly graze on hay and carrots, then sleep, then repeat. 

The reason I chose the guinea pig as my online persona is two-fold.  First, there is one that sits in a cage right next to my computer, and he was there when I decided to write this blog.  With no better ideas available or other pets nearby, the pig won.

Second, pigs are infamous for their ravenous appetites.  But whereas they crave food, I crave dividends.  Gimme Gimme Gimme

There.  Now you can sleep at night.

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