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July 16, 2006

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Merry, Pippin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Merry, Pippin
Age: Three, Fifteen months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Short-haired,
Long-haired Guinea Pig
Home: Paradise, Newfoundland, Canada
   I got Pippin in November of 2004. He was in a pet store. He is blind in one eye, and no one wanted him. So I took him home. He has been the coolest little piggie ever. Every time you walk into the room he stands up to greet you and talks away to you, and if you ask him if he wants a carrot, he goes mad. Carrots are his favorite food. He would eat them all day if he could. He's a bit of a nervous guy, only because he can't see out of his left side. So he can be a bit defensive.

    Well, the time came to get Pippin a brother. So I went to the pet store that I got him from and was looking around to see if they had any more Guinea Pigs. This little black and white guy was there with him mom, and two sisters in different cages and he was just too cute. I picked him up and he cuddled right into me. and I said to myself "That's it. He's mine!" So I went home and told my parents I was getting Pippin a brother. They weren't too keen on the idea, but I went and picked him up.

    Pippin has established himself as the alpha pig. And poor Merry just kinda stands back and lets Pippin rule. They have a scattered arguments every now and then. But luckily I am is right there to make sure nothing happens. So far it's only been yelling at each other. They would never hurt the other one, they have gotten to be friends.

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