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May 26, 2004

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Murphy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Murphy
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Pequannock, New Jersey, USA
   This is Murphy. We got her two and a half years ago when she was just a baby. Our main intention was to get her as a friend for our pet rabbit, but he wasn't too thrilled to have to live with someone after being alone for several years. Murphy got her own cage and pretty much has her own bedroom. She was shy at first but that didn't last too long. Now she thinks she's "Queen Bee" and that's what we call her.

    I have three rabbits and one other pig. At night, I let all five of them out together so they can have the run of the house. Murphy thinks she's the boss while the others play follow the leader. We have a little bed and I put her in there and she just lays down and relaxes whenever I put her in it. Unfortunately she chews my clothing when I carry her around, so now when I'm with her, I wear the robe that she completely destroyed.

    She has a little igloo that she sits in and when she hears me bring in her lettuce and carrots, she comes running right out of the igloo looking for her meal. She's a really good pig and loves to purr. We love having her around and wouldn't trade her for anything in the world.

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