This is the Fan Page for Li’l Snout, the beloved pink piggybank mascot for Scrimp or Splurge.
Li’l Snout is delighted to respond to reader questions and to dispense advice on anything from relationship troubles to home-decor dilemmas.
(Sometimes L’il Snout has some great ideas, though it’s best not to take everything our piggy says too seriously!)
Do you have a question or comment to share with Li’l Snout? Send your messages to our piggybank mascot via the Scrimp or Splurge contact page here. And do check our list of Frequently Asked Questions below.
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Li’l Snout Words of Wisdom
“A gentleman is a man who can play the accordion but doesn’t.”
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QUESTIONS FOR LI’L SNOUT
Q. Dear L’il Snout,
My cat “Annie” was upset that we were busy these last few nights and took it out on our brand new leather chair. She tore it up like new tires on a ’57 Chevy. What do you suggest we should do: get rid of the cat, the chair, or live with them both? He-he-he. There is always the option to trade in the cat for a pig.
Ann-Marie M., Victoria, BC
A. Dear Ann-Marie,
Exchanging your cat for nice pot-bellied pig would be one solution. We pigs are highly intelligent creatures and would never resort to damaging your furniture to get attention. A pig would be much craftier, secretly loading porn sites into the history of your Internet browser to cause a rift between you and your husband so you would spend more time with the pig.
Of course, being so highly evolved, your new pet pig would soon want a pet of its own—and you’d be right back having to get a cat again. So, instead, check out UsedVictoria.com for a new chair (or recover the existing one with some attractive yet non-shreddable upholstery fabric from Chintz & Company), and put double-sided sticky tape on all the chair’s potential climbing or clawing surfaces until the cat gets the message to stay away!
Oinkly yours, Li’l Snout
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FAQ about Li’l Snout
Q. Is Li’l Snout a boy or a girl?
A. Good question. While I often refer to Li’l Snout with the generic pronoun “he,” I don’t have unequivocal proof that my little piggybank friend is, indeed, male. A sneak peak at Li’l Snout’s undercarriage provides little help on the matter. Li’l Snout self-identifies as metrosexual. Very comfortable with both his masculine and feminine sides, Li’l Snout particularly enjoys being pink.
Q. Can I get my own Li’l Snout?
Let me say first that Li’l Snout is a one-of-a-kind being. Whether your own pink piggybank would turn out to be sentient, with an innate instinct for sniffing out the city’s best bargains and a peculiar passion for offering up Dear Abby-style advice, is hard to say. But, yes, you may be able to get your very own version of Li’l Snout at NOOD stores, while supplies last.
Q. What is Li’l Snout’s favourite food?
Before joining the Scrimp or Splurge team, L’il Snout worked as a truffle pig in France. These special animals use their highly trained noses to root around in temperate forests and locate exceptionally valuable truffles, a culinary delicacy. Unfortunately, L’il Snout developed an insatiable appetite for black Périgord truffles and had to be let go from the job.
Q. Can Li’l Snout actually talk?
Of course! Li’l Snout’s voice can best be described as a cross between George Stroumboulopoulos and Joan Rivers, with a hint of Billy Joel when singing in the shower.
Q. Who is Li’l Snout’s Canadian hero?
That’s an easy one: Rick Mercer. Li’l Snout rarely misses an episode of The Rick Mercer Report on television and cheerfully follows Mercer’s entertaining and insightful political satire on RickMercer.com.
Q. How much money is saved inside L’il Snout’s piggybank belly?
Tsk-tsk, that’s like asking a woman her age and weight, or peeking over the divider at the men’s urinal. A piggy has to have some secrets. (Last time I checked: $13.47.)
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