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February 15, 2003

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Lily, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lily
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Capped rat
Home: Warwickshire, UK
   Lily was born in my home and is now an elderly lady of three years old. She has a wonderful personality and has always been the sweetest rat you could hope for. She recently under-went major surgery which she came through with flying colors and she deserves to celebrate by being shared with the whole world. She is very affectionate, and likes to sit on my lap and watch TV with me and loves to share anything I am eating. She is getting slightly less cuddly now as she is getting very old. A three year old rat is the equivalent of a person of about 100+ years.

    Lily doesn't do any tricks but as a younger rat she would run for hours and hours at a time in her wheel and she loved to 'wrestle' with my hand. She still loves her food and will eat almost anything offered to her. Her favorites are peas and cheerios. She still has some free-range time each day where she comes out of her cage to play with us, though she will often just find somewhere comfortable and have a nap. On her third birthday recently she visited with one of her littermates (who has since sadly died) and they had a bit of a party.

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