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December 11, 2005

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Lemiwinks, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lemiwinks
Age: Fifteen months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Illinois, USA
   Lemiwinks is a very special piggie. He was rescued from the local guinea pig rescue shelter at four months of age. He is one of the cuddliest little guys around because he will lay next to you on the bed, wrapped up in his blanket, while you read a book or watch tv. Every once in a while, he will stretch his entire little body out and let out a big yawn and then just wrap his body up again next to yours. He is the master of the "blank stare" and so you can just sit there and tell him all of your problems and he pays attention to you... or at least he 'looks' like he pays attention! He's just so cute, and we love him!

    Lemi is very special in another way. He has facial nerve paralysis on his right side and is unable to close his right eye so his mom has to put eye drops into it every day! Apparently he hasn't let his handicap bother him because he is always willing to pose for pictures. Sometimes he has to endure some teasing from his brother but he doesn't seem to let it get him down. He enjoys waking up his slaves at 5am, long naps, and yelling for food.

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