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November 9, 2004

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Timmie Bartleby, the Pet of the Day
Name: Timmie Bartleby
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Rohnert Park, California, USA
   Now Timmie is loud, outgoing, even demanding, but he wasn't always that way. I adopted him from the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter, where he had lived for many months. He was given up by his owners when he was only ten weeks old. At first he was very shy and nervous. He was so quiet that I gave him the middle name "Bartleby" after the Herman Melville short story.

    Eventually, Timmie came out of his "shell." He became more trusting, and will now "wheek" at the top of his lungs for treats (he loves his veggies), timothy hay, or petting. He sits on my lap and watches TV with me, and he seems to like it when I read the T.S. Eliot poem "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" to him. He's one special piggie!

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