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December 29, 2002

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Tiggy, Winkle, the Pet of the Day
Name: Tiggy, Winkle
Age: Nine, Ten months old
Gender: Female
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: Ohio, USA
   Tiggy is special because she is Tiggy. She is a beautiful little girl who loves to be held and enjoys meeting new people on our daily walks. Her favorite past times are eating meal worms running around with a toilet paper tube on her head. She was rescued from a pet store in Feb. 2002 and came to me in June 2002 when her human had to move from a house to an apt.. You can't see it clearly in the picture (unless you look closely) but she is missing the outer part of her left ear....she had been neglected in the pet store and no one noticed that her ear was a bloody pulp (a result of being bit by another hedgehog).

    Winkle is special because she is Winkle. What can I say...she is beautiful like her "sister", she loves to climb, she is our explorer and would rather be roaming around than be held. Her favorite past time is wheeling and she'll do it for hours. She was rescued from a pet store in Jan. 2002 where she had been seriously neglected (she was covered in mites) and I adopted her in June from a friend who had to move suddenly. Both girls hold a special place in my heart and because of them I have become an advocate in adopting rescued hedgehogs and will hopefully soon be adding to my hedgie family.

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