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January 27, 2002

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Jumbo, the Pet of the Day
Name: Jumbo
Age: Nine years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Miniature horse
Home: Lockport, New York, USA
   My name is Jumbo - funny huh? funny because I am only 26 inches tall. I am a miniature horse that was born with dwarfism. My owner Marie loves me very much and I actually have a playmate named Major, he is also a dwarf. We are special in the fact that we were born with some pretty terrible birth defects but we are very happy and healthy. I am nine years old and some people said I would never see my 2nd birthday. Well let me tell you - Marie takes very good care of us and she would like everyone to know that you really should not mess with mother nature. If our original breeder would have tested for this dwarfism gene we probably would have never had this disorder. Oh well, enough about me - Marie put the helmet in the photo so you can see how tiny I am. Gotta go eat now so have a great day!!! P.S. the sticker on my side keeps those nasty flies away.

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