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August 23, 1999

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Bones, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bones
Age: Five years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Green Iguana
Home: Colville, Washington, USA
   This is one of my green iguanas (Iguana iguana) His name is Bones, he was given that name because, when we adopted him, he was literally nothing but skin and bones. He has fattened up a lot since then. He is a male, of course. He is approximately five years of age, according to the previous owners. He is very, very special to me. I nursed him to health and bonded very strongly with him during the first months we had him. He is quite wary around other people, and he mainly has a heart only for me. I treasure his trust and love. In April of this year, Bones was in a fight with another male iguana, and his left foot was nearly severed. Our vet tried valiantly to save it, but in the end it had to be amputated. The stump is completely healed now, and Bones has not let it get him down at all. He is still a happy, healthy animal despite his "handicap." I think we could learn a lot from Bones. In this picture, he is sitting on a swing in our back yard, soaking up sun, which is vital for an iguana's health. He loves sunning when it's nice and warm out.

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