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April 13, 2008

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Ying Yang, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ying Yang
Age: Deceased, Five years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Abyssinian Guinea Pig
Home: Middle Village, New York, USA
 
   Our guinea pig, Ying Yang, died this year on Groundhog Day because of a tumor on his left cheek. We got him for Christmas when my sister was five years old. She is now ten. He was named Ying Yang because one side of his body had dark skin (not fur, his fur was all white) and the other side was light. He was a very bright little thing. He learned how to climb out of his cage all by himself and through a science experiment for school, we discovered he was capable of counting. He was always happy "popcorning" and running around the house. He made a hole in the bottom of our couch and hid inside there. It was so annoying trying to get him out all the time!

    He was always purring and sometimes he would just come by to say hello to you. We all loved our pig, even our dog, who tried to pet him many times and almost squished him with her paw by accident. Our pig didn't like her very much. Once she licked his open mouth and he had the most disgusted look on his face. It was quite hilarious. His favorite lettuce was endive.

   We will miss our sweet Piggy Ying Yang.

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