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November 19, 2002

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Pidgin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pidgin
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Russian Dwarf Hamster
Home: Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA
   Pidgin is a pearl-white Russian Dwarf Hamster who lives a life of luxury. She came to stay with us, her human servants, in June of 2001 when her original family moved away from the area. Since that time, she's acquired a fancy cage with a large plastic nest-house and the hamster version of a hot tub (a chinchilla dust bath). It even has an elevator (a plastic box) that she rides in the evening when she comes out to play. She insists on being fed by 9 p.m., and if her food is late, she jumps on her cage bars until her demands have been met. She is unusually talkative for a hamster, but when she's on an outing in the family living room, she is quiet and polite, and likes to play with the television remote control buttons.

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