After several months of recovering physically, and getting used to some pampering, the "Maryland Five" have just become available for adoption through Lost Dog.
Which raises some interesting questions about how best to showcase such creatures to potential adopters. Pigs aren't always recognized as being the funny, charming, intelligent animals they are.
"So, I was trying to think of how to market them, and it was a really pretty day out, and I remembered those pit bulls with flower crowns getting lots of interest," says Barnett. "Perhaps I could do something similar with the pigs!"
It was a long road to get these pigs to the point where you'd even try putting flower crowns on them, to show off how pretty and fun they are and try to win them some loving homes.
Earlier this week, Barnett bought $79.82 worth of plastic flowers from a crafts store, along with a $2.99 lollipop, and some watermelon and broccoli.