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January 7, 2006

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Freckles, the Pet of the Day
Name: Freckles
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Hairless rat
Home: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
   Freckles is a hairless rat and it is very interesting as to how she came to live with us. Our Mom picked her out at the pet store and asked the staff to keep her for two days. Mom was a couple of days late and when she went back, Freckles was gone. Mom loved hairless rats as she'd had one before, and knew what sweet pets they are. We were sad but life continued on. About two weeks later the store called Mom and told her that Freckles had been returned. She immediately went down and picked her up to take her to her new forever home - with us.

    For the first few months Freckles was very nervous and Mom figured that the person who had bought her had maybe tried introducing her to another rat and it didn't work out, so she was scared. We'll never know for sure. But after much cuddling, petting and feeding lots of yummy treats Freckles feels at home now. Every morning she puts a smile on our face as soon as she hears our voices she comes out of her hammock and Mom gives her Lucky Charms. Mom says that Freckles feeds her soul. We don't understand that but we sure do love having her as a pet.

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