Cute photo gets blue ribbon in Advocate photo contest

Mackenzie Blain, along with her pig, takes a break just before the Cuero Livestock Show begins.

Mackenzie Blain will never forget her first time showing her two pigs at the Cuero Livestock Show.

That's because her photo was voted the best (and cutest) photo in the Advocate's 2012 Livestock Show user-submitted photo contest.

Though the 9-year-old Meyersville School District student did not place in the show, she easily became attached to Wilbur, the pig in the picture.

"It was hard for her to let them go," Mackenzie's mother, Sara Blain, said.

The photo of a blonde-hair girl lounging on her pig was just one of many received by the Advocate.

Mackenzie is the daughter of Britton and Sara Blain.