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October 1, 2009

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Amelie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Amelie
Age: Unknown
Gender: Female
Kind: Mini Rex, Chinchilla rabbit
Home: San Francisco, California, USA
   Amelie (Emme to her friends) was adopted from the shelter with just days until her time was up. Her age is unknown... somewhere between seven and nine years old. She is special as she loves all, as evidenced by this photo of Em and her friend Natalya, who was four months old at the time of this pic. Natalya and Amelie met each other moments before this was taken, and the love was immediate. Amazingly, she's like that with all. If that's not a special bunny... I don't know what one is!

    What makes Amelie so special is her love for all. And, of course, her cuteness. Whenever I come home, Emme stands on twos waiting for a verbal acknowledgement (ie "Hello") then will go back onto fours. She also does this with guests to my home.

    Her personality is sweetness personified. Amelie will cuddle with you for an entire movie, or go up onto her cage top if you're having a hard day to look at you with an oddly understanding gaze. I've had other rabbits before and none have been as precious as this one!

    For a year, she "wrote" a column for the Burbank Animal Shelter newsletter entitled "Ask Amelie." As a world famous supermodel, she had tips and tricks about bunny care (ie hydrating, etc.) written in her "voice." Being a bit spoiled, she only likes a frozen bottle of Fiji water to keep her cool and rest against on a hot summer day. And of course a yogurt button as a reward for being so cute!

    Her favorite games are taking all of her toys (rabbit chews and cat rattles) and knocking them down within a minute of you piling them up. Her inner architect then kicks in and she then will line everything up... a nickname is Emme Lloyd Wright.

    I've had Amelie since February of 2002 when I adopted her from San Francisco ACC. She was my Valentine that year and has been a favorite one since.

   Writing all this makes me want to give her a yogurt button treat now!

Amelie, the Pet of the Day
Amelie, the Pet of the Day

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