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April 27, 2004

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Gangsta, the Pet of the Day
Name: Gangsta
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Teddy bear hamster
Home: Mineola, New York, USA
   Fancy Gangsta (Gangsta for short) is named after my friend's old nickname Fancy, but he definitely doesn't live up to his name. Gangsta is a very lazy and fuzzy little thing, he sleeps all day and runs in his wheel all night (I'm still convinced that he just does it to keep me up.) But when I wake him up and take him out of his cage he is the sweetest, he will snuggle with anyone when they lay down and he makes me laugh with his cute little dumfounded face, sometimes he will just stand on his back legs with his "hands" kept to his chest and stare at you until he feels that you're not a threat.

    Though his name is Gangsta he's not very good with the ladies, his old friend SeaWeed who used to live next to him didn't like his infrequent visits, and tried to bite him any time he wanted to talk to her. And even now his mouse friend Cowie that lives next to him tries the same thing.

    Gangsta enjoys going out with me into town to meet friends (he stays in a small tank in my backpack while I'm in stores) and stuffing cheez-its and almonds into his giant cheeks when I tell him not to. Gangsta is a great friend and I hope that he is with me for a long time more.

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