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October 22, 2000

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Gerry, the Pet of the Day
Name: Gerry
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Essex, England
   This is our beloved Chinchilla Gerry, he has certainly given us a few scares over the last few months. He as been with us since he was nine months old, and is a dearly loved member of our family. Recently he has lost a considerable amount of weight - and we discovered he has gone blind. It was touch and go to see if he was still going to be with us, but we gave him every chance, and after a lot of steroids to boost his weight and antibiotics for an abscess he had, just recently he has perked up to the cheeky little man he always was. When he comes out to play he is full of mischief, under tables, and trying to chew up the cat's toys - he really is a joy to watch. It would break our hearts to part with him and our local vet has given us hope and amazing support. Although he is still blind, he has coped extremely well and adapts by feeling his way around with his whiskers. He's a wonderful little boy and we love him very much.

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