New Show Pig Maybelle!

By: Mia

New Show Pig Maybelle!

So back in late May, I got another pig to show at the 2019 Fort Bend County Fair. Her name is Maybelle……it’s pronounced Mable……my dad and I came up with the spelling Maybelle because we got her in may and I guess she’s a belle. I really liked that her name is unique, but I keep calling her Peppa, the name of my last pig, and that makes me sad because I really miss Peppa ☹. So, now that I have Maybelle and Sammy, my steer, I spend more time working with them both at the barn and I had to manage my time more. It has been kind of difficult because I love hanging out with my friends and still want to work with Maybelle and Sammy. I think I’ve done a pretty good job balancing my home life with being able to come to the barn. For the first couple of weeks I couldn’t walk her, so I took a bunch of pictures and hung out with her so she would be more comfortable around me when the time came to walk her. First I began walking her a little bit inside the pen just to teach her what it means when I tap her on the right to turn left and stuff like that. Now for the last couple of weeks I walk her as much as possible. At first it was frustrating because she didn’t quite understand what I wanted her to do, but after a couple of day of working with her she began to do really well! She is definitely a super smart cookie and I’m looking forward to showing her!

Photo of Maybelle in doggie kennel.


  1. Positive Exposure July 10, 2019 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Awesome. Maybelle is a beauty!!!

  2. Morgan July 17, 2019 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing with us, Mia! Maybelle is adorable!

  3. Kylie July 20, 2019 at 2:21 am - Reply


    I read all of your blog posts and enjoyed all of them! I see myself in you, where you try to get involved in whatever you can and work hard at it as well. I played volleyball too, just for a year though. I also like having a busy schedule with a little leisure time as well. Raising these farm animals looks like such a fun hobby and it takes a lot of responsibility so kudos to you! Keep helping out Rick with the PEARLS mission, being a leader, treasuring family and friends, and being your good self!

    It was a pleasure reading about you and watching you grow throughout these 3 years!

    Kylie Tang :)

  4. miaj July 20, 2019 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Hey Kylie,

    Thank you so much for reading my blog posts!!! And I’m so glad to see we have a lot in common! Thank you again, it really gives me even more inspiration to post on here knowing nice people like you are reading them!!

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