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March 31, 1999

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Hal, the Pet of the Day
Name: Hal
Age: Six years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Green Iguana
Home: Marysville, Washington, USA
   Here are two pictures of my good buddy Hal. In one he is standing in front of a picture painted of him by my husband. In the other he is on his hind legs begging for a bite of flour tortilla. We adopted Hal three years ago when his owner could no longer care for him. He was very sick when he came to us with a recurring mouth abscess and parasites. We learned everything we could about iguanas, got him some excellent veterinary care, graduated him from a small cage to a converted closet, and he became a member of our household. Hal is now nearly four feet long and almost ten pounds. He lives in our office on wire shelves that hang above our heads. (As they should, feels Hal.) He has full access to the entire house and can often be seen hanging around in the living room watching TV, begging under our feet as we cook, or chasing the cats through the house. He is a regal, comical, intelligent, and a welcome addition to our family. We can't imagine living without our good buddy Hal.

    You can see more of Hal at his website.

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