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Mackenzie Sneath, 10, of Telferner, says goodbye to hog (Contest winner)

By Kathleen Duncan
March 5, 2013 at 10:05 p.m.
Updated March 5, 2013 at 9:06 p.m.

Mackenzie Sneath, 10, of Telferner, hugs her pig Abbey goodbye at the Victoria Livestock Show. It was Mackenzie's first year to show. She had been taking care of Abbey since October for 4-H. "She was very broken hearted to say goodbye. It was very difficult for her to let go." her mother Audrey Mozisek, 32, said.  Mozisek, who took the picture, said it was her favorite photo from the whole experience. "I've been taking photos non-stop, but that is the one I'm going to blow up for Mackenzie." she said. Though it was very emotional for Mackenzie, Mozisek said they may try again next year. When speaking about Abbey, Mackenzie said she will always remember how loving she was. "She always listened to me and when I'd lay down in her pen she would lay down next to me." Mackenzie said. The photo won the Advocate's Twitter  photo contest. Mozisek won two free movie tickets.

Mackenzie Sneath, 10, of Telferner, hugs her pig Abbey goodbye at the Victoria Livestock Show. It was Mackenzie's first year to show. She had been taking care of Abbey since October for 4-H. "She was very brokenhearted to say goodbye. It was very difficult for her to let go." her mother, Audrey Mozisek, 32, said. Mozisek, who took the picture, said it was her favorite photo from the whole experience. She tweeted it to the Advocate, and it won our twitter Victoria Livestock Show photo contest for a prize of two movie tickets. "I've been taking photos non-stop, but that is the one I'm going to blow up for Mackenzie." she said. Though it was very emotional for Mackenzie, Mozisek said they may try again next year. When speaking about Abbey, Mackenzie said she will always remember how loving she was. "She always listened to me, and when I'd lay down in her pen, she would lay down next to me." Mackenzie said.

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