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August 17, 2003

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Helios, the Pet of the Day
Name: Helios
Age: Deceased, 2.5 years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Brown hooded Rat
Home: Redmond, Washington, USA
   Helios was a very special rat. He passed away a year ago actually. Helios and I had a very special bond. He was my lab rat for school. I became very attached to him and we worked very well together in our lab projects. He could run through a 3 foot by 3 foot maze in three seconds, and he would do it just to come back to me, no food or treat reward needed.

    Helios was very protective of me. He would stay in the upper corner of his cage watching me until I would go to sleep at night. He is still very much alive in my heart and it is not often that a person has such a special bond with a pet. Helios is missed very much.

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