||Two years old|
||Standard Gray, Mosaic Chinchilla|
||Dayton, Ohio, USA|
cannot choose between my two chinchillas for one Pet of the Day, just
as a mother can not choose between her children. My husband and I feel
they are so special because we never would have imagined that two little
balls of fur could have brought so much love and happiness into our home.
Big things really do come in small packages! We named our standard gray
chin Sweetums because she was sweet from the moment we met her. At only
two months old, she cuddled right up to me when I held her for the first
time. Since then, she has always been the cuddlier of the two and loves
having her belly and chin scratched.
Our mosaic chin, Nibbles, earned her name because it was "love at first
bite." When my husband held her for the first time, she gently nibbled
on his finger and we both found it endearing because she was so tiny and
cute. She must have thought it was a raisin, as that is her favorite
treat - both of the chins will do just about anything for their daily
Two years later, they are still our sweet chinchillas and their antics
make us smile and laugh after a rough day. They can both jump about 2
feet high from a sitting position on their kangaroo-like hind legs and
their favorite pastime is running around the room in circles, literally
bouncing off the walls.
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