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May 25, 2002

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Ruby Jane, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ruby Jane
Age: Two years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Skunk
Home: Dupont, Indiana, USA
   Ruby Jane is special because we have eight other domestic skunks and she is the "princess" of the house. She is a "Mommy's Girl" and I love her dearly. She lives with my husband and I and eight other domestic skunks in Dupont, IN. We bought Ruby Jane from a breeder in June 2000. I had picked out two skunks, one for me and one for a friend. Skunks come in several colors and markings, but I had decided before we got there that I wanted a classic black & white striped skunk. All the way home, my husband kept telling me that I should reconsider my choice. He liked the one that had the pretty swirls. Well, as it turned out, we kept the one he liked best. He was right, she grew up to be beautiful. She always has her tail poised up in a fan like position. She rules our house and our other skunks. She's the "Princess" and she shows it! I've even dressed her in a hat and tutu. As it turned out, she prefers me over my husband. When he holds her, she looks at me as if to say, "Please take me away from this guy". Ruby likes to sleep in my arms at night. She's a Mommy's girl! Food is Ruby's main interest. She will stand upright on her back legs and walk across the floor when we hold a piece of food over her. When I tell her to "pat" my legs, she will pat them with her front paws for a piece of food. I take Ruby Jane, along with my other domestic skunks to skunk shows. We have lots of fun and have met several fantastic people. My skunks make me so happy, I don't know how I ever lived without them. And yes, they are all descented!

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