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December 21, 2005

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Annabelle, the Pet of the Day
Name: Annabelle
Age: Six months old
Gender: Female
Kind: African Pygmy Hedgehog
Home: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
   This is Annabelle! She is six months old and is an African Pygmy Hedgehog. She is the most lovable hedgehog I have ever encountered as she never puts her quills up unless she has been woken from a nap, is disturbed trying to go potty in her litter box, or is startled by a loud noise. She loves being rubbed between her quills and takes pride on showing off her great speed on her wheel (even though she often falls off of it because she's getting so big - time for a bigger wheel soon!). She is so gentle, and has an amazing disposition. At her very first check-up the vet was so surprised at how well-behaved and patient she was as her nails were being trimmed and couldn't believe how energized and exploratory she was. Annabelle has the cutest tongue and nose and resembles a potato when curled up sleeping. She will inhale her mealworms and cat food like there's no tomorrow. She continues to amaze me everyday with her adorable little quirks (always sleeping under her pink baby blanket and getting shy if I watch her go to the bathroom). She is by far an extraordinary ball of joy who brings her mommy endless amusement and smiles.

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