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December 26, 2006

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Puffin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Puffin
Age: Ten months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Chinchilla
Home: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
   There's a lady with my company over a thousand miles away who is solely responsible for my having chinchillas. Heidi has two of these adorable guys. She talks about how cute and fun they are and e-mails me pictures.

    Now I have two chinchillas, Huffin & Puffin. Puffin was my first chinchilla love. He makes me laugh and brings me so much joy. I scratch behind his ears while he chews on my watch band. When I rattle a container of treats he plasters himself to the cage and sticks his little nose through until it looks like an anteater's nose. He likes to pick out his own treat (dried persimmon, dried apple, dried lettuce, raisins, etc.). Then he holds onto the side of the container so I won't take it away.

    Thanks to a chinchilla lover in Milford, Connecticut, there is a happy chinchilla lover - and happy chinchillas - in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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