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January 23, 1999

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Ginger, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ginger
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Kind: American Guinea Pig
Home: Nevada, USA
   Ginger is special because all the other babies in her litter died, and her mother died, and we had to feed her cream in a bottle. She loved the cream so much that she would run clear across the room to the bottle to drink the cream. Then, finally, when we weaned her to food, she got fat and has always loved food more than anything.

    When you walk into the room, she comes up to the edge of the cage nearest you and sits on her hind legs and sniffs and begs for a treat. When she is out in the open, she will still run clear across the room for a treat from me, while my other guinea pigs hide! She is so funny and fat and sweet looking that some people think she is a stuffed animal when you are holding her, and she moves suddenly and boy, are they surprised! When you hold her, she likes to twist her body around, and chomp her teeth, as though she was very busy. I have entered her in the Nevada State Fair and she won some ribbons. She just has the sweetest personality, I can't explain it. She is my favorite out of all eight pets.

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