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April 22, 2008

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Pigwidgeon, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pigwidgeon
Age: Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Massachusetts, USA
 
   Pigwidgeon is our frilly dressed long hair guinea pig. With his brother Lennie, they are our manly pig duo. He spends his day climbing his hay rack for the best hay (which of course we "hide" at the top), emptying his pellet dish, and wheeking to announce to the house that he's ascending or descending the ramp in his split level piggy house. Pigwidgeon also enjoys annoying his brother and trying to intimidate him with his frilly bum, rumbling at him through the wall separating their sides of the pighouse.

    Here is one of my favorite poses for Pigwidgeon. When he looks up and sniffs for veggies, his eyes disappear into his coloring and can barely be seen. Add in his cute little smile and he's just irresistible. During snuggle time Pigwidgeon often will chat for several minutes telling us about his day - pellets, ramp, hay, hay, nap, hay, ramp, pellets, nap... Very important details.

    He's very cuddly, although he'll deny it. We love our cute widgeon. Pig ... widgeon.

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