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September 2, 2001

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Ace, the Pet of the Day
Name: King Hollingsworth Ace da Face of Spades
Age: Deceased, Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Short-Haired Guinea Pig
Home: New York, USA
   Ace was a very special little piggy from the start. There was a bit of a discrepancy over his name at first, thus the very long one. I wanted to name him Hollingsworth but we finally decided on Ace (as long as Hollingsworth could be in his full name!) Now for an explanation of his full name: His nick-name from the start was "Da Face" because of his characteristic blaze. The "Spades" part comes from when I dressed him up as the Ace of Spades for Halloween. There isn't really a reason for the King part though, I guess it just sort of ties the name up! We originally got Ace as company for our other guinea pig, Sophy, who had just lost her companion of four years. Ace was a wee little piglet when we first got him and Sophie towered above him! She had always been the dominant pig so she nipped Ace to show him who's boss until caught on after a while! As Ace aged (and Sophy aged even more,) they became much better friends and would cuddle together to sleep. Sadly, Ace died very suddenly and of an unknown cause during the night of June 21, 2001. Sophy is handling it very well as she has dealt with it before. She may or may not get another companion this summer, but if she does, I doubt he'll ever be anything like King Hollingsworth Ace da Face of Spades!

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