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Saturday, February 16, 2008

And the Winner Is...?

My Boy and My Girl went to an FFA livestock show yesterday. This was the big show that they have been looking forward to for months. All that special feeding, walking, bathing and shining up those piggies was a lot of hard work.


My Girl sat down in the pen and gave Tammy Faye the bluebutt pig a little pep talk before the show. It's funny, but those pigs actually like riding in the trailer (like I ride in the pickup) and have a great time at the shows. They're really not so different from dogs, when you get to know them. Tammy Faye was a little nervous at this big show, but she likes My Girl so she calmed right down and the butterflies went away.



When the kids and pigs got home, they had three Reserve Breed Champion trophies! All that hard work and exercise paid off well. Everyone came home tired and smelling funny, which was rather interesting to me. The pigs admitted that with this kind of success, they can't wait to load up and go to the next competition.

As long as they understand that pigs ride in the trailer. Riding shotgun beside Mom is MY spot!
~Tell

12 comments:

Lenny said...

Hey, congratulations to your boy and your girl, and to the pigs! I heard pigs are pretty smart. As smart as dogs?

Your friend, Lenny

Gus said...

congratulations to all of you, since raising pigs must be a family effort, right. I am sure you coached Tammy Faye before they left, and that made the difference

Maggie & Mitch said...

Congratulations!
I can just see a piggy riding in the front seat of a car next to your mom! hehehehe

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Pacco de Mongrel said...

love those piggie...

Asta said...

Congwatulations to youw Boy and giwl and the piggies!!!!
That is a tewwific achievement..almost as good as youw fabulous skiing, hehe
smoochie kisses
Asta

Noah the Airedale said...

Hi Tell,
Pass on our congratulations to your boy & girl. Those piggies must be pretty special.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

Congrats to your boy and girl!! That looks like one seriously big piggie,way to big for the front seat I'm sure!! Love A+A

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Woh those trophies look pawsome. Congrates you guys

~ Girl girl

Frasier said...

Hi WT
I got to see a piggy here once

PS:Mommy saw a burnt orange bike the day after you mentioned it and it was gorgeous !Absolutely beautiful
Frasier

Jackson said...

Hey pal, congrats to the pigs (and the humans too)! J x

Penny & Poppy said...

Piggies in the front seat? That would be a hoot! Congratulations to your boy and your girl on those really nice trophies!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy & Penny

Asta said...

Tell,
My fwiendsMaya and Kena wote about a missing doggie in the Oklahoma awea..can you go look at theiw site and see if thewe is anything you can do pleez???
it's so faw fwom where I live and I feel so bad fow the lost doggie, but can't do anything fwom hewew
thanks so much
smoochie kisses
Asta