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July 14, 2003

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Charlie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Charlie
Age: Three years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: England
   Charlie came to live with me when she was ten weeks old. Irresponsibly, her previous owner had not separated her from the male guinea pigs at the right time, and it soon became obvious that Charlie was pregnant, while still only a baby herself. Thankfully, after several weeks of her waddling around looking tired and cumbersome, everything turned out swimmingly. She had three healthy and beautiful babies, and was a wonderful mum to them (all three babies stayed with me of course!).

    Charlie has a wonderful nature and loves nothing more than to sprawl out on your lap being hand fed veggies. If you throw in a back rub for her, she's in heaven, and will close her eyes, purring dreamily. She's a little lazier than the others, and rather than bounding around the house relentlessly with them, prefers to find a nice cosy box with a towel in, and snuggle down for a nap. Unless she hears the fridge door open of course, and then she's out like a shot, wondering why it took you quite so long to crack out the parsley again! You can see lots more of Charlie and her pals on their website.

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