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December 27, 2007

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Babee, the Pet of the Day
Name: Babee
Age: Six months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Irish Black Rat
Home: Virginia, USA
   I had been begging my parents for years for my own pet. I begged and begged. Finally on September 25, 2007 they said I could get a pet! I decided on a rat. So I looked for a rat breeder, but couldn't find one. So on September 27, 2007 I went to the pet store. I was really looking for males, but the only two there were jumbo albino ones that looked around a year old. Then I saw a black rat with glossy fur running around in a small tank. I asked to hold her. The lady helping me said I had to be careful, because she got spooked real easily. When I got her out of the cage she just sat and cuddled. I was sold! The only problem was the only other female at the store was in a different cage and pregnant. So I could not get her a friend that day - rats like to have a companion. So I took my little girl home.

    It took me two whole days to name her, but I settled on Babee because she was so soft and cute. She regularly grooms me and now has two baby friends. She thinks she is their mommy! Babee loves to play and has lots of attidude. Two weeks after I got her she stopped cuddling and then wouldn't sit still for two seconds! But she had already won my heart! I love my Babee girl!

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