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September 11, 2005

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Petra, the Pet of the Day
Name: Petra
Age: Nine months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Campbells Russian Dwarf Hamster
Home: British Columbia, Canada
   This is Petra, my sweet little girl. I got her and her sister Sophie in May 2004. I had been feeling a bit sad because my dad passed away in April 2004 so I got them to make me feel a bit better. Petra's extra special because she is blind in both eyes. She is also much smaller than her sister Sophie because her color is a gene mutation that makes her very small. Petra loves to try new foods but her favorite is mango and strawberry yoghurt.

    Because Petra is blind, she tends to bite when she gets startled. Now I've learnt better and let her crawl into a toilet paper tube before I pick her up. Unfortunately, she still gets picked on a bit by Sophie and recently she lost a bit of fur on her arm. If I try and separate them, though, they will cry and call out until they are back together.

    Even though she cannot see, Petra is my special little girl, who comes when she's called and loves to cuddle.

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