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July 30, 2004

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Shabu Shabu II, the Pet of the Day
Name: Shabu Shabu II
Age: Five months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Hamster
Home: Milan, Italy
   Shabu is special because he is an "unofficial mix" between a common hamster and a Grizzly bear, he has got white beard and pink gloves! Shabu Shabu II is my 5th hamster and the most difficult to get ... this is why once I found him I fell deeply in love with him. He's really pudgy and soft. I've bought him a special mirror (in the shape of an apple) to watch himself in all his "furry glory" any time he wants.

    Being as he is young and still pretty skittish pet we're not in close contact yet but I'm working at it by filling my hand with salad each time I dare to venture it into his cage. Shabu is very nice to touch as his fur is really thick ... this is why he reminds me of a grizzly bear, or of a baby donkey because of his color. I'm very proud of him especially because each time he sees me in the morning he tells me: "Ciao, Mamma!" in his way. Could you believe it? Could you ask for more? No!

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