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June 30, 2002

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Skippy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Skippy
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Mini Rex Rabbit
Home: Simi Valley, California, USA
   This is Skippy, our pet rabbit. I picked him out of a litter on Christmas Day when he was only four weeks old. My husband and I think of Skippy as our firstborn (since we are newly married). His cage is kept in our living room, but the only time you can find him there is when he's eating or using his potty chair. Skippy is fully potty trained and doesn't chew on the carpet or the furniture anymore (lucky for us he has out grown that stage) so we trust him to have the run of the house.

    We never knew a rabbit could have such a strong personality before we got Skippy - he sleeps on our bed at night and if we sleep in too long on weekends he lets us know he's ready for his carrot tops or puff treats by jumping on us and licking our faces. During the day when he's hungry he will sit in the kitchen until we give him a treat (puff treats and apples are his favorites). He will even take his own treat right out of the bag. Skippy loves attention and lives to be snuggled with and have his nose rubbed. He even watched TV with us. However, most of the time we find Skippy laying on his spot on our bed. When we get home from work we let him out in the back yard to run and jump and chew on grass. He's like a little gymnast the way he does jumps and layouts and full twists in the air. We are so lucky to have such a fun loving and adorable pet. We think he looks like a little man with a mustache in the picture.

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