October 15, 2007--Posted at 8:30 a.m. CDT
BAY, AR-- Carrie Potter is a Bay High School cheerleader that's gone plum "hog wild." It seems Carrie loves her pet pig, Babe, and Babe loves to be the center of attention. In fact Babe was named grand champion pig at this year's mid south fair in Memphis. Babe is the second grand champion Carrie's raised over the last three years.
"I couldn't believe I won, he pointed to me and I thought, who you talking to?" said Potter.
It's hard to believe she has the time to do anything, with her crazy schedule at school. Potter is a junior at Bay, where she plays volleyball, softball, and golf, as well roots for the Yellowjackets as a cheerleader. "It's weird that a cheerleader would get her hands dirty and touch a pig," said Potter.
Carrie's quest to turn Babe into a grand champion was no easy feat. She started back in the Spring by choosing the perfect piglet. From there, she say it's pretty easy. "You look for a pig that balances out with it's body frame and it's muscles. You find a pig that's round at the first, becasue if you don't, it takes a lot of work. Then you have to feed it what it takes to build the perfect pig and give it lots of exercise," said Potter.