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December 12, 1998

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Mariah, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mariah
Age: Five years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Potbellied Pig
Home: Two Rivers, Alaska, USA
   Mariah is the love of my life, she is very intelligent and makes me laugh. She does tricks for you and is very clever. She loves to snuggle up with you while watching TV and I don't think of her as just a pet she is family and has a very special personality. Mariah only wears her harness when we go for walks or when she goes outside to potty. Some of the tricks that Mariah likes to do is sit, beg, and pirouettes. She will jump up on command and go potty on command.

    She is so clever that I have to baby proof my kitchen drawers and cabinets so she can't open them, she will use her nose to pull open the drawers and cabinet doors. If the doors are left opened then she will rearrange my kitchen. (giggle) Mariah lives in the house with us, as she is part of the family. She is a Mini Potbellied Pig and she weights only around 90 pounds.

    I never thought I would ever own a pig, yet alone have one in my house. But, one day when I was working, one of my customers showed me a picture of their pet pig and I thought that was the cutest thing I'd ever seen. Then one day she said she knew where there was a litter of Potbellies and that was all it took for me to fall in love with these little guys. I went to see the babies and Mariah was looking straight at me and I know she was for me. You can see her at my web site, she has her own Pigture Album and I have pictures of her as she grows up, so you can see the difference in size. It takes time to load, so be patient please. Mariah is a special pig!

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