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January 1, 2006

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Luff, the Pet of the Day
Name: Luff
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: American Chinchilla Rabbit
Home: Goffstown, New Hampshire, USA
   I had wanted a pet for a long time but my husband is allergic to just about everything, then my daughter brought home a mini-lop rabbit. We had no problems with Babs, no sneezing or itching at all, so we decided to go to the NHSPCA to look for a rabbit of my own. I fell in love with Luffy as soon as I saw him and adopted him about a year ago. He is about the size of a large cat, eleven pounds, and just as cuddly.

    I thought rabbits would be hard to train but he is very smart. He has learned to use a litter box and will sit up and beg for a raisin or a bit of banana. He shares a large cage with Babs while we are at work, as they are best friends even though she is only a third the size of him. He runs around the house when we are at home, playing in his tunnels and boxes until he just flops on the floor and rolls over (the sign of a very happy rabbit)

    Being a vegetarian he eats all kinds of green veggies, carrot tops being his favorite, supplemented by hay and dried food. He is a wonderful pet and great companion, loves to be petted and gives plenty of parsley smelling kisses if asked.

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