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March 16, 2001

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Fu, Pumpkin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Fu, Pumpkin
Age: Six months old
Gender: Male, Female
Kind: Rabbit, Cat
Home: Hicksville, New York, USA
   Little Fu, approximately six months old was found wandering at twilight on a neighbor's lawn. As we drove past I laughed at their "lawn ornament" until it moved. I screamed to stop the car jumped out and he came right to me. Turns out he was hanging around the neighborhood. No one claimed him and it is their loss. We knew absolutely nothing about rabbits and the Pet of the Day forum gave us lots of good advice on where to find information on bunnies. I, however, thought he was a she! I had another look and realized he was a lot younger than expected and hit puberty after we adopted him.

    We took Pumpkin, two years old, with the intention of having her spayed and returning her to her owner. The former owner could not afford to have her spayed and was not allowed to keep her indoors. In her first year she had at least two litters of kittens that died of exposure. During her recovery we fell in love with her and offered to keep her.

    Fu has given us so much pleasure in the short time that we have him. We had no idea that rabbits can be so responsive to people and other animals. We have three dogs and two other cats and he was totally unafraid of us or them.

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