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September 14, 2001

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Puck, the Pet of the Day
Name: Puck
Age: Two years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Prairie Dog
Home: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
   This is Puck, she is a two-year-old prairie dog. Prairie dogs are very social animals and have one of the most advanced languages of any animal species. "The Puckster" jumps up on her back feet, stretches out her whole body, and screams "wooo-haaa!" every time I walk in the door, cough or sneeze. She loves to flip over with her feet sticking up and have her belly rubbed until she falls asleep. She smiles whenever she meets someone new, giving them a kiss on the nose, and she has a proclivity for talking extensively in her sleep.

    While most prairie dogs only bond to their owners and can be very aggressive to outsiders, Puck was raised around lots of people constantly, and she loves to everybody, including dogs, cats, and any other animal she meets, although the feeling isn't always mutual.

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