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February 1, 1998

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Kelly, the Pet of the Day
Name: Kelly
Age: 13 years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Rhodesian Ridgeback
Home: Gatton, Queensland, Australia
   This is my 13 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback, Kelly. She nearly didn't make it to her 13th, as she had a stroke. At the moment, her mate, Noodle is taking care of her, by taking her out and letting me know if she is "lost". Kelly has had two litters - one being 15 puppies, the other 10 puppies. I kept two of her babies, one from each litter, only one is still alive and living with a friend. Kelly is incredibly loving and affectionate, and gives "through the legs" cuddles as she can no longer jump up and give hugs due to having arthritis. She is also a "food fiend." She can sense/smell food from 50 metres away - but is selectively deaf, that is, when you call her she pretends she can't hear! I am sure she is going to come back from the dead when she hears us getting food. Kelly has been the best dog I have ever owned, has personality plus and I hope she is around for many more years.

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