||Three years old|
is Amanda's guinea pig. He lives with me in Pennsylvania. It
was a special day when I met my guinea pig, Bashful. I can remember
it like it was yesterday. It was winter, and my sister had gotten a
guinea pig. Her hamster, Bambi, had died. We went to the Frazer Zoo
for a water bottle and food dish for my sister's guinea pig. I was
looking around at all the animals. What I didn't know was that Mom
was planning to get me a guinea pig. My hamster, Cuddles, was getting
old and probably wouldn't live much longer. I found the tub with the
guinea pigs, and I watched them for awhile. Then I went to look at
the adorable puppies that were looking at me through their cages.
Mom saw one pig, in particular, that she thought was precious. He was
caramel colored, with a white nose, chin, and stripe across his
middle. His fur swirled to formed a hat covering the top of his head.
This beautiful pig was soon to be mine! She stood there for quite a
long time, until we were ready to leave. She decided he was healthy
and would be just right for me. So, she picked him up. He never went
back in that tub again. I came over, took one look, and fell in love
with him. He was simply irresistible. We took him home, and I tried
to think of a name. My new guinea pig was very shy, he liked to hide
under my arm. Hence the name Bashful. Bashful soon learned to love
me. When I would pick him up, he would cuddle up under my chin and
purr. He was my baby. This is the story of how I got Bashful. A very
special day, indeed!
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