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April 19, 2002

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Wooley and Compton, the Pet of the Day
Name: Wooley, Compton
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Teddy, American Guinea Pigs
Home: San Mateo, California, USA
   We don't think Wooley and Compton have ever graduated from Guinea Pig School. The boys don't wheek, sit on our shoulders while watching football, stand on their hind legs and definitely don't come when called. All they do is run around the house chasing each other, our bunnies and our cat, Earthling. They are very finicky eaters, even down to the type of guinea pig food they eat (they like only the pellets and leave the good stuff behind - strange). When they sleep, they move stuff around so they get a little pillow under their head. There is one thing though - they like to do this hypnotic stare thing. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning, I find Wooley two inches away from my face staring at me (they can get on the bed from their cage) . When I open my eyes, he b-r-r-r-s and wiggles his little rumpus when I reach out to scratch his behind. Then he runs under the covers and immediately tinkles by my wife's knee. Don't quite know why. While Wooley is kind of skinny, Compton is the fat pudgy one. He doesn't do much but eat, leave little presents and follow Wooley wherever he goes. Compton is a boolean kind of guy. It seems that he thinks two things: "Can I eat it? Can it eat me?"

    These guys are typical brothers - always fighting, but can't stand to be separated. We love it when they are running around chasing each other and going in and out of little nooks and crannies. Because they are bonded to each other, they don't seem to notice us too much, but oh well. They both are very endearing. Their favorite activity is to cuddle in my old sweater and fall asleep on my chest while I am on the massage chair. Just seeing them all content while jiggling from the massage chair warms our heart. They like taking baths also, and swim around the tub if the water is warm. We love these guys so much, even though they don't seem to be as well behaved as everyone else's guinea pigs on this site!

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