By: Isabella Rodriguez, Guest Contributor.
Haines City - Hi! My name is Isabella Rodriguez and I am from the Haines City Sr. FFA Chapter in Florida. I am writing this to speak about Me & Maple Syrup’s amazing journey together.
I got Maple about 3 months back on September 8th, 2019. I went up to a high school that me & my chapter get pigs from. When I got there, I was looking through all the pins and there I saw Maple looking back at me and I instantly fell in love with her and knew I wanted to take her home. It was kind of hard to gain her trust at first, but with a little of extra love and sitting in her pin for her to get used to me, she finally started to come around and let me pet her.
A little time passed, and she started to get sick. I was so scared I was going to lose her. It was kind of different when she was sick. She wasn’t her regular self, so we had to keep an eye on her and give her medicine so she could get better. I would go and sit with her to pet her and to give her lots of loving. Thankfully, after a little while, she was back to being her spunky little self.
Maple is out-going. She loves to eat and is very photogenic. She loves to run around and there are some moments she can be very sassy and have an attitude. But, I couldn’t have asked for a spunkier pig than her.
While being in FFA, I have learned many new things and have earned many new opportunities. Not only did I get to gain such an impeccable bond with my animals, but I also learned that it’s much more than just a nice blue jacket and ribbons. You get to meet amazing new people along the way.
I am so grateful that I came into FFA. If not, I would have never had the opportunity to meet Maple and never have her as my trusty piggy-companion.