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Monday, December 15, 2008

Pucker up!

This sweet pig gets plenty of smooches

Amity Middle School-Bethany Reading Consultant Eileen Kazdan crouches for a cuddle with Daisy, a pig who travels the country to promote reading. Daisy, also shown with her owner, Paul "Farmer" Minor, rear, and Principal Richard Dellinger, visited Amity because students completed a, 8-week reading challenge in which Kazdan set 1,000 books as the minimum. Students read a total of 1,078 books in six weeks. During Daisy’s visit, the pleasant porcine inspiration received many smooches on her snout, school officials said.