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June 5, 2004

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Bella, the Pet of the Day
Name: Bella
Age: One year old
Gender: Female
Kind: Black hooded rat
Home: Meriden, Connecticut, USA
 
   Here is my best friend in all the world. Bella! Bella is my Black hooded rat. She is the sweetest and most loving pet I have ever owned. I have owned gerbils, hamsters and a dog. Bella's loving and loyal personality beat out all of there's by a lot.

    Bella is what I call a survivor. My boyfriend and I saved her from the worst pet store on the face of the earth. We gave her a much needed second chance. In that she taught me things that I would have never gained if I never found her. I have a new found passion for rats. These animals are so intelligent and in tune with ones emotions. Bella knows when something is wrong. She feels exactly what I feel and when I feel it.

    Bella and I are very much alike. As a rat she's automatically labeled a certain way. Labeled as 'gross' or 'dirty' before people get to know how special or loving a rat can really be. I am also labeled well before anyone can ever get to know me. My family despises my precious Bella. Most of my family is unwilling to even pet her or see how special she really is. If they only knew what a real life saver this four legged one pound critter was. She saved me from so many things. She saved me from myself. I love you Bella, if it wasn't for you. I wouldn't be here typing this, you deserve so much more then just a day in your name. Thank you, for all the joy you've brought me. You truly are my guardian angel.

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