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October 30, 2002

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Walter, the Pet of the Day
Name: Walter
Age: Seven years old
Gender: Unknown
Kind: Tortoise
Home: Austin, Texas, USA
   We found Walter chillin' in his pool catchin' rays. There was no manipulation here... he managed this on his own. We did, however, flip him immediately as it's not good for them to 'chill' on their backs. He's (who may be a she, we're not sure) is quite the bathing beauty!

    Walter has quite a personality! Here are just a few of his more endearing traits:

    - He will only eat fresh fruit and veggies....nothing that's been frozen or left on his 'plate' for more than a couple of hours. In addition, nothing green. Yellows and oranges are his favorite (squash and cantaloupe).

    - He once wiped out a complete strawberry patch in our back yard while on his daily walk. He looked like he was wearing bright red lipstick!

    - He responds to his name and will actually come to you if called (most of the time).

    - But the best by far: He can sit/stand on his hind legs like a dog and beg for food...usually cantaloupe. If he gets too excited he rolls backwards however. He's a ham!

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