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November 28, 2007

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Ziggy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ziggy
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Abyssinian Guinea Pig
Home: Southern Pines, North Carolina, USA
   This is Ziggy (the Piggy). He is an Abyssinian tri-color guinea pig. He spends weekdays in Ms. Linsey's 2nd grade classroom at Southern Pines Primary, in Southern Pines, NC.

    Ziggy is special because he loves to come to school. His cage is on the floor next to the reading pillows and whenever children sit down next to his cage to read, he runs up his ramp and sits on his ledge to listen to the children read. The students love to read "Fluffy, the Classroom Guinea Pig" books to Ziggy. Their favorite thing to do is to feed Ziggy carrots, lettuce, grapes and apples. He has bad manners and grabs the carrots and gobbles them faster than Bugs Bunny!

    He got the name "Ziggy" because he was constantly "popcorning" when he first came home with us. Even at three years, he "jumps for joy" when he sits on my lap. He's always "chuttering" when we hold him and he never forgets to remind us when it's snack time. Sometimes when I'm writing on the board, I'll feel a little tug on my skirt. I look down, and there's Ziggy, chewing on my skirt, as if he didn't get enough treats already!!! Ziggy is a wonderful little pig!

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