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June 3, 2002

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Arkie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Arkie
Age: Five years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Senegal Parrot
Home: San Diego, California, USA
   Arkie is a Senegal parrot that I purchased from a bird store almost five years ago. She is a very special pet who loves to sit on my knee begging for head scratches. Once she gets her scratches she imitates my giggle and says "hi baby" in a high pitched little voice. I play a little game with her on the kitchen counter as she runs away from me I try to pick her up and she says "pick a baby". When I finally catch her, I hold her on her back and she says "weeeee". Some of her other favorite words are: bye, bye baby, step up, come here and I love you. She's not a big talker but what she says is clear and sweet. Her favorite foods are pistachios and pasta and she would kill for a french fry or steak. She gets a plate at dinner time with whatever we're eating along with pellets and fruits and vegetables during the day. Arkie is a cherished addition to our family that we wouldn't trade for anything.

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