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September 3, 2006

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Reg, the Pet of the Day
Name: Reg
Age: Deceased
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Gwent, England
   Reg was a rescue pig, my friend and I collected him from a garden center where he was bullied by his guinea pig brothers and often ended up bleeding. My friend and I named him Reg because on the hot day that we carried him for at least half a mile, he was inside a box that had 'Reg' written all over it. Luckily, when we asked to keep him, (bearing in mind I was 14/15 at the time) the parents didn't say no and we kept him.

    At the time we had two other guinea pigs that lived together, April and Avril, both were female and quickly became friends with little Reg. Reg even fathered children with Avril.

    Reg then went to keep my brother company for a while because he was living on his own and Reg and my brother became almost inseparable. Reg would sit on my brother's lap and watch tv with him and chatter away happily when they were in the kitchen. When my brother moved out, Reg came back to love with us for a while and was devastated to find April had passed away but glad he still had Avril.

    Reggie was also a favorite with my rabbits, at one point we had two adult female rabbits and six baby rabbits running around the garden with Reg. Mind you, if anyone got in between him and a carrot he would curse at them and run off with it (bearing in mind the carrot was bigger then him!). My mum's adult rabbit was also best of friends with Reggie, running around and eating together.

    Reggie is one of the only animals I had to clean that actually thanked me for cleaning him and giving him his dinner.

    He was an awesome pig and sorely missed by his widow, Avril.

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