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January 14, 2008

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Paris, the Pet of the Day
Name: Paris
Age: Seven months old
Gender: Female
Kind: Abyssinian Guinea Pig
Home: Palatine, Illinois, USA
 
   Paris is my second pet, the first being a hamster, and Paris is the center of my every day! My spoiled piggy has everything from a heat pad to her own toy car! In my eyes, she is special because of her glass-like eyes and warm furry body. I've wanted a guinea pig for years, and when I saw Paris at the store, I knew she was the one for me. Named after the city in France, my piggy lives alone in a two story pig mansion!

    I'd longed for the company of a guinea pig, and after the death of my pet hamster, finally my wish was granted when my parents yielded to my request. Three months later, I went to the pet store and at once I saw the pet for me. A small guinea pig with messy hair and shining red eyes was looking up at me, and her bad hair day won me over at once.

    Now, she loves to sit with me on the couch and watch TV as well as lie down lazily gobbling up green sprigs of cilantro. Her cage has two stories and she takes pleasure in curling up in her loft with her blanket or running down stairs to rest in her crunchy timothy hay. Paris is always there for me to cheer me up or to listen to my problems when I'm upset. Every morning when I come down the stairs, I can hear my piggy wheeking or I see her popcorning (jumping) around her cage and I know that another happy day with Paris is coming our way.

   Her hobbies would be eating hay, eating grass, and just plain eating. She's a mellow piggy, allowing you to pick her up, cuddle or even dress her. She's sweet, affectionate, and loveable, and loves a good game of find the treat, but being the spoiled pig she is would rather have the food come to her.

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