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February 7, 2003

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Hermees, the Pet of the Day
Name: Hermees
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: English Guinea Pig
Home: Westchester, New York, USA
   Hi! I'm Hermees, with a little bit of long hair, tri-colored guinea pig. I am going on four years of age and am a fat and happy, beefy boar. In fact, I might be compared to a six-pound newborn baby! I'm very fast when I'm not laying down, enjoying cuddles; ergo the racing stripe up my nose. When I'm put on the floor for exercise, I tunnel under people and things. When it's time to go back, I let my presence be known and I leap up to their shoulders when they kneel down to me. I like to type formulas on the computer, when given the chance. There are times I get really comfy on my family when they bring me downstairs to watch TV and I curl up and sigh. When I drink from my water bottle I like to suck on it like a straw and make schlurpy noises!

    My family loves to take my picture. I have a friend that comes to visit very often; the local parakeet, Ricky. My Momma's momma's momma took me to her home in New Jersey for a little bit and they spoiled me rotten, giving me all sorts of treats of fruits and veggies. In my cage, I have a ball I like to curl up with that my Momma's grandma gave me. Well, I'm back now home in New York with my family, but Momma went off to college. Well, I still have Ricky to keep me company, but I'd rather have Momma's cuddles. I also miss my friend Nipper, another guinea pig. He's up in that big garden in the sky with his brother Chipper. But Nipper would be proud of me! I do rippy paper like he used to!

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