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February 23, 2000

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Tiggy Winkle, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tiggy Winkle
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Male
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: Danvers, Massachusetts, USA
   This is Mr. Tiggy Winkle. We call him Tiggy for short. Tiggy is special because he lives in my Kindergarten classroom. The children love Tiggy. Each day we sit in a circle and Tiggy gets to run around and explore. We call this "Tiggy Time." We look forward to it everyday and Tiggy enjoys the exercise! Tiggy comes home with me each night and enjoys running in his wheel when he is not at school. Tiggy is special because he is dearly loved by 18 Kindergarten students! The children do not really get to "pet" him because of his quills... they are allowed to hold him in their laps or in their hand because his belly is so soft! :-) I can't say anyone was afraid of him at first but just cautious... we love our little Tiggy!

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