Radio Station

Peter and I had a great morning, we were invited to bring 1 of our mini pigs down to the KOFM Radio Station for an interview with Tania and David about my darlings ( mini pigs)plus they wanted to do a lot of photo shots. The film crew have promised to send me some of the photos they have taken( but in the mean time we will have to use the ones Peter and I have taken
We took little Gessica who won everybody’s hearts, she was a perfect angle in front of the microphone and cameras, everybody took in turns giving her cuddles. The radio crew took her to the local shopping center where she gathered lots of attention. I thought she may disgrace herself by going to the toilet but like a perfect lady she waited until she had the privacy of her cage in the car.
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The Sydney Morning Herald

Hi Everybody,
I received a phone call last week form the Sydney Morning Herald for an interview regarding my mini pigs which I agreed to and the interview was done over phone then.
The women mentioned that they had taken some photos of James a pig that lives in Sydney.
I advised her that James was a very large pig and certainly not 1 that I had breed and that they could use any of the photos of my mini pigs for the article.
The article come out  yesterday with photos of James and with my name and as the owner of Chrystal’s Mini Pigs.
I would like to make it clear that I am not the breeder of James as he is nothing like the size of the small mini pigs that I breed
Thank you
Chrystal

When I put a post on my Facebook  yesterday about this article, this is one of the comments that was left on my post

So sorry to hear that Crystal, they could of used photos of my baby from you, she’s 18mo stands 40cm tall & weighs 12kg, nothing like James!!

There is a lot of difference between 12kg  and 100kg when the both pigs are about the same age and they were both sold as mini pigs.

Bondi Vet Show

I was very pleased and proud with the documentary about my mini pigs that was shown on Bondi Vet last night, 25th.May 2013.

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Bondi Vet Show.

I have just been advised that the Bondi Vet  show that is featuring  my babies will be going to air  on May 26 at 7.30pm on Channel 10. If there is any changes to this I will post it here.

The other show that my babies are featured on ( it is very funny) will go to air June/July I will post the date here when I know the Date

Tocal Field Days 3rd.-5th. May

It was a fantastic 3 days with thousands of people coming to see my mini pigs in the Mini pig Races.

There were features on the ABN news on Friday night, The Newcastle Herald on Saturday 4th. May and in the Newcastle Newcastle on Monday 6th. May.

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We are having a sleep before we race again

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The crows waiting for us to race

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Here we come, we can climb over this bridge.

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We are nearly at the end of the race.

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It was worth it, as we get food at the end.

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Photos from the Saturday Herald

Herald News 6-5-13

The herald News 6-5-13

 

Mini Pig Races

My gorgeous mini pigs will be at Tocal Field Days again this weekend 3rd-5th. May in the Famous Mini Pig Races.

This has been a great fun event for the past few years.

Tocal is a great show with something for all the family.

Tocal is near Maitland in N.S.W.

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Last year show

 

Today Show

Hi Everybody,

I have just received a phone call (1.40pm. Tuesday 23rd. April) advising me that the Today Show are not doing the segment this Friday with my mini pigs.

I have spent lots of time reorganizing my appointments and training my babies for the show.

To say I am not very impressed would be an understatement.

I will be at Tocal on the weekend 3rd-6th. May
Thank you
Chrystal

Today show

I have been invited to show my gorgeous mini pigs on the Today Show next Friday 26th April. The segment should be aired at 8.20 am.

If there is an alteration to the above information I will post it here.

Freddy and Fanny

Hi Chrystal
I loved sams e mail i am more than happy for you to show pictures of Freddy and Fanny if you want to. The one in the pool and by the fire are my favourites.
We are looking at buying another cubby house this week for the new babies but it would be in October. Will all four share?
Both babies are adored by our small rural community. In fact people don’t visit us anymore just the pigs.
They both sit now on command for a strawberry! And walk on a lead (sort of) unless they are distracted by a blade of grass!
Thanks
Julia

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Tiger-lily

 

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Sam Morgan
Thanks so very much Chrystal!
(you are free to share this, if you think it suits)

I hope I’m not being a pest as I’m sure you have many messages to attend to.

Tiger-Lily is now sitting on command! She is one very clever little girl!
Although, she is not to keen on being by herself just yet, I can’t blame her for that tho, but I’m trying to remain consistent, in order to teach tiger-lily that I will only give her attention when she is good. She isn’t too keen on being picked up, but within ground heights she loves being cuddled, just have to be seated on the floor when we try and pick her up. The cats aren’t to sure on her yet, but are getting use to her slowly. One of our cats was seen (by me) nosing each other, almost like they were trying to smell each other.

I really can’t believe at how quick tiger-lily can learn! she hasn’t been with us very long and already knows her name, knows the command, ‘come’ (but still knows how to try and challenge us, LOL) and has learnt the command, ‘sit’. She will do anything for a grape! LOL! (Oh! and has begun to use the ‘litter tray’ that I have invented for her! Still learning, but has come a LONG way in such a short time)
Although, I have now quartered the grape, to limit her sugar intake and to get her to learn her commands more quickly. Tiger-lily is really thriving for her treat of a grape! LOL!

Thank-you so much Chrystal for your advice!

Your advice is invaluable and Tiger-Lily is thriving in such a short time! She isn’t sure on the kids just yet (understandably, as we are from a broken home so she doesn’t have the same kids 24/7) but I’m sure she will adjust to the routine as she is very clever, but cheeky! LOL Tiger-Lily responds to me and Dad on a constant level, so I’m sure she will adjust very quickly as Dad and I are here all the time.

P.S. – she does love your pats! and a very special, unique girl that I am over the moon to have to our expanding family!

Wednesday 17th. April

Hi Chrystal,
little Tiger-Lily is settling in nicely.
She is now coming to her name without needing a grape in my hand! LOL! and it is sooooo cute how she follows me everywhere. As soon as I move, she moves so she can be close.
She will now sit for her breakfast and dinner. I bought her a ball with a hole in it and I hide spinach leaves in it, lol. She’s not to interested in that yet, do you have an idea with what treat I can put in it?
Other then that, she settles very well at night. I turn her light off, put her into her bed and say night-night, and we don’t hear from her until morning, when we go into her room ready to start our day.

Thanks for such a great and cheeky lil girl! We all love her to bits and kids can’t wait to take her to school for show and tell!

Sam