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June 17, 2003

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Mr. Slim, the Pet of the Day
Name: Mr. Slim
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Thoroughbred
Home: New London, Missouri, USA
   Mr. Slim is an ex-racehorse that we bought last September. He is very friendly and loves people, but he sometimes bites. We are going to retrain him to be a hunter/jumper, but because he has knee problems he can only jump a little over two feet. This is his picture from January, when he was outside enjoying the snowfall, and the lack of flies that pester him in the summer months!

    Slim loves to play with an empty soda bottle filled with grain that hangs from his ceiling in the barn. He hits it back and forth when he is bored. He is very curious and excitable. The smallest things set him off. Sometimes he gets so excited he starts to snort. He is very affectionate and loves people. He has a habit of sometimes getting loose and running around. It might be because he misses the track. He always comes back though snorting and heaving and looking at us like "what was my time?"

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