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April 19, 2006

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Lucky, the Pet of the Day
Name: Lucky
Age: Two and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
   He looks pretty placid in this picture, but Lucky is like a two-pound puppy in a guinea pig body. Lucky is a rescue pet who spent many weeks in a shelter that wasn't well equipped to deal with small animals. He had been turned in by someone who was misinformed about both his age and his sex, so he clearly didn't have the best start in life. It took quite a while to win his confidence but now he is a very happy, curious and vocal guinea pig. When the family is about he free-ranges, and trained himself to use his cage as a potty. He likes to play "chase" -- show him a small piece of his favorite treat and he will chase you around the room for it. He also loves to be brushed -- if you show him his brush or say "where is your brush" he starts purring. And, if you sit cross-legged on the floor, he jumps on your lap to get his favorite treats. Lucky successfully underwent bladder stone surgery last Spring, so we know he is a survivor.

    Lucky wants to remind you - whenever possible rescue, adopt and rehome.

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