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June 24, 2007

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Pippin, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pippin
Age: Two years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Dutch Guinea Pig
Home: Charleston, South Carolina, USA
   This is Pippin. He is my little miracle. I got him from the pound after his mom died in giving birth to the rest of his litter. I carried him around in the hood of my sweatshirt for a month and bottle fed him every three hours. He loved his brother Luther, who taught him to do all of the mischievous piggie things, but still remained my little boy. He grew healthier every day and eventually got to a healthy 3.7 pounds! We now call him a "Pigloaf". He's such a cuddly pig. He slips under my shirt and sleeps on my stomach for hours while I'm reading or taking a nap myself. It is rather embarrassing, however when he does this when I have company over! He is a free range pig, ever since Luther taught him his trick of opening the cage door. I gave up after a few months and decided to just potty train him. He loves to sleep on his baby blanket, and doesn't want to share with his little sister, Frida. It's his blanket. If he wants to take a nap, he just drags his blanket over to the spot where he wants to lay down. It's so adorable. I can't see myself going on without him.

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