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January 2, 2005

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Twyla, the Pet of the Day
Name: Twyla
Age: Unknown
Gender: Female
Kind: Dumbo rat
Home: Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
   Twyla is my new friend, and already she has proven to be the most awesome pet I ever had. I am not sure of her age, she is maybe a couple of months old at the most. She was a sick girl when I bought her, but something told me she would get better. The pet store was not going to sell her, but I ask them to let me have her, and I promised not to blame them for selling me a sick rat.

    Well, three weeks later, she was on her feet and running around my room. Twyla keeps me company and cheers me up after a stressful day at school. She loves to cuddle and give kisses on the cheek, as well as lick any bare skin she can find.

    She also likes to tease the cats, as she knows I won't let them hurt her. She will run up them when they are sleeping, and squeak right beside their head. It is so funny to see Muffy jump in the air from a dead sleep. Muffy doesn't hurt Twyla, though, she's just surprised.

    I never thought I would own a rat let alone a Dumbo rat. That's what Twyla is - a happy, healthy, crazy Dumbo rat. I can't say "I'm going to the pet store" without taking Twyla along with me. If I try to leave her behind in her cage with Rambles her cagemate, she squeaks so loud I can't resist. I have to take her! She's the best!

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