||Twenty weeks old|
||Versailles, Kentucky, USA|
is the latest addition to our family, and he takes full advantage
of being the baby. He begs relentlessly for scraps at dinner (he likes
tomato soup), bounces off everything when he wants attention, and
squeaks very loudly if he thinks he's being neglected.
He's the softest animal we've ever felt - even softer than rabbits,
which is hard to believe - but if we pet him while he doesn't want to be
petted, he makes a noise that sounds a little like a very small dog
Chico gets out for exercise every night. My mom, my dog, Molly the
collie, and I all have to be in the room for him to be happy. If one of
us is missing, he climbs onto the table to see over the gates and
squeaks for us. Molly absolutely adores him, and he loves her just as
much. While Chico's in his cage, he'll run back and forth, squeaking at
her, and she pokes the bars with her nose. While he's out, Molly will
lie on the floor while Chico sneaks up on her to jump on her feet or her
Another thing Chico loves is shoes. If anyone's wearing a pair of shoes,
he jumps on them, curls up, and "dances". If you aren't wearing shoes,
he'll bite your toes until you put some on.
Chico is the sweetest little guy there ever was, and we all love him very much.