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April 8, 2011

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Rutherford, the Pet of the Day
Name: Rutherford
Age: Eight months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Standard Grey Chinchilla
Home: San Diego, California, USA
 
   The moment Rutherford sat in the hood of my jacket, it was love at first sight. While all the other chinchillas at the breeder's farm were busy sleeping, he was curious and was very eager to take a chomp out of my index finger. As I held him in my arms, I thought to myself, "This is him. This is Rutherford!"

    Rutherford may not love being held, but he loves getting scratches and massages. He'd angle himself in whichever direction to let me know where he watches to be scratched and how he wants it. He's always there to greet me when I come home from school, and kiss me goodnight when it's time for bed. Whenever I feel sad or lonely, he never fails to cheer me up with his overall adorableness and the funny antics he does. During the times that I'm busy, he would sit at his "stalker corner" and stare at me until I finally pay attention to him! I love to stick my finger into his cage, to see if he'll clutch my finger and hold it with his cute little paw. His toes are fuzzy, and when he sits on his butt, his feet curls inward and is covered by his ring of a belly and fluffy fur. His favorite chew toy is apple wood sticks, and when I give him one, he grabs it with his mouth like a bone and drags it to his favorite corner of the cage. He has become more than just a pet - he's a family member!

   I hope you know how special Rutherford is!

Rutherford, the Pet of the Day
Rutherford, the Pet of the Day

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