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July 6, 2006

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Jack, the Pet of the Day
Name: Jack
Age: Three months old
Gender: Male
Kind: American Quarter Horse
Home: Youngstown, Florida, USA
   This is Startime Whiskey King - we call him Jack. He was born March 28, 2006 - he is three weeks old in this picture. At that age he was already smart as a whip and had already learned how to pick up his feet, have a bath, walk and trot nicely on a lead rope, and come when called. He is also the first foal that has ever been born on our place.

    Now, at three months, Jack is a typical youngster... he plays hard and then sleeps flat out in the hay. He is growing like a weed and now looks forward to his breakfast and dinner in his own stall. He is not afraid of anything yet, and is very trusting of me and my husband. He loves to be brushed, especially on his neck and back and will contort his body so that you brush the "itchy" spots. He is learning about respect for the halter and lead rope and listening to commands like "whoa," "walk," and "trot."

    Jack is becoming more independent each day, and mommy is only the "milk bar." He hangs out with Maggie, another mare in the field and is more attached to her, because she is his friend and babysitter, rather than his mother. He has learned that carrots are a wonderful treat and will stop everything he is doing to get one. He will be a big boy when he is finished growing (in about three years) and will be a beautiful golden palomino. His major job at this point in his life is to learn his manners, which will make him a wonderful companion and partner in the future.

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