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January 15, 2006

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Elvis, the Pet of the Day
Name: Elvis
Age: Four years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Denver, Colorado, USA
   Elvis is a survivor! She was rescued from a family who had too many pets, and has been living a life of luxury ever since. Although she's mostly white with a little brown and black, her name came about because of the cowlick of black hair that usually hangs in front of her eyes. She eats green beans, parsley, and snap peas, all grown in the garden just for her. And woe betide anyone who doesn't give her a morning treat as soon as the lights come on; she squeaks her demands until they are met! She also survived a stroke last Halloween, with no ill effects except that she now tilts to starboard and startles a bit easier when you approach her cage. So, we're a little more careful about how we handle her. Her food preferences also changed after the stroke - before, she liked green peppers, now she prefers carrots. She's a good piglet, who has it made.

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