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Pentunia
Born June 4, 1999 -- Died July 10, 2011 (seems like yesterday)

I was at the local county fair looking at the 4-H exhibits. I always love looking at the pigs. While chatting with the local farmers, one of whom I went to high school with, I noticed 1 piglet had a tail, the others not. I know they crop their tails when they are born, so I asked why that one still had a tail. The one said she was to ornery to catch. We all had a good laugh, and I walked on. Within 5 minutes I turned back around and said I wanted her.

At first the one said the piglets were for the young 4-Hers to raise for next years project. As a past 4-Hers myself I knew that meant dinner in 6 to 8 months. I started to beg and the farmer I went to school with said just sell it to her. So he said $20.00. I snapped sold before he had a chance to change his mind. He took out a big green greece marker and put a green stripe on her back. The problem was she had to stay for the rest of the fair. So I worried the 3 days I had to wait to bring her him. That Sunday morning they said I could pick her up I was there with a cat carrier. All the animals were gone, she was all alone. We caught her, and off I went.

She was just a month old, and it's been a great time with many exciting moments. As time permits I will add in more Petunia stories, but this is a start.

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Petunia-1
1 month old


 
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Me and Petunia


 
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Petunia-3


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Petunia-4
with Noel kitty



 
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Her favorite snack


 
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1 year old


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Petunia-7



 
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Happy in her mud hole


 
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Pigs never stop growing

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with Tatter kitty
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Pigs need mud to keep cool

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She loves her mud

 

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Petunia and me in 2007
 

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