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March 14, 2005

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Cherie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Cherie
Age: Two years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Rome, Italy
   Hey everyone! Here's my Cherie, my first Chinchilla! She's a Black Velvet female. It all started off two years ago while I was studying in my kitchen with TV turned on. There was a program on the first channel talking about these beautiful, never seen before pets, well believe me, as soon as I saw them, I was in love.

    Since that day I started collecting information on chinchilla behavior, feeding and stuff. Without the Internet, I would have been lost because nobody really knows much about them in my country. After few days I felt ready to go to the pet shop and pick one Chin even if my mom were a little bit upset!

    There were three of them, two black velvets and one standard grey, it didn't take too long for me to decide that Cherie would have been my choice! She were the smallest out of the three Chins :) Since I bought her, Cherie has been part of the family and I love her like a dad loves his baby, she's my life. She is everything good they said a chinchilla would be, soft fur, funny disposition. Cherie is great!

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