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July 31, 2005

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Pripps, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pripps
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Meyers Parrot
Home: Stockholm, Sweden
   My pet is so special to me because it took me over one and a half years before I could buy him. It was a long wait, and I bought a lot of toys for him before he even arrived. But what really makes him stand out is the fact that he is so attached to me. When he was just a baby, only five months old he managed to fly out through the door when my mother was watching him (or not watching him). I'd only had him for three months. It was march, and here in Sweden it's not warm then. I was out looking for him from 9 until 4 o'clock. I ran around with his favorite bell and just kept ringing it and calling for him. After seven hours (!!!) he was back in the tree he started from. He was high up, but when I came and called for him, he just flew right down and set on my hand. I was so happy I started to cry (not to mention my mother - she was so glad, too)! I guard him like a hawk ever since, and I just love him more and more every day.

    He's never in his cage when I'm home. He takes a nap with me under the duvét, he showers with me every day, he drinks tea with me, he comes when I call him and he is just my little sunshine and I truly love him with all my heart. So for me he is the pet of a lifetime.

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