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August 16, 2011

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Jake, the Pet of the Day
Name: Jake
Age: Two and a half months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Quaker Parrot
Home: Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
   Jake is a very special bird to us. He can not talk yet as he is so young, he is just learning. However, there is a very special story that goes with Jake. Jake's name means "to take the place of." Now, the reason we were getting Jake was because I had to give up two lovebirds that I loved very much. But that, as it turned out, would not be all of what he was taking the place of.

    We had a very rough four months beginning in Feburary. We recieved news on Feburary, 14th that our new baby Quaker was born. We were excited, as I had been waiting a while for this day to happen. When we were talking to the breeder, she said that this baby was quite small, and that she would have to keep an eye on it. Well, unfortunatley, to our dismay, the first baby quaker we had passed away three days later.

    Our second quaker chick was born on March 26th. We decided to name him Jake, not knowing what it meant. It was a few days later, when our breeder called us and told us what the name meant, and thought that it was neat that he was "taking the place of" our first baby quaker.

    The hard times didn't end there, in April, we lost our dog. She accidently got hit bay a car while chasing a deer. Then two weeks later, our aunt suffered from a brain anurysum and nearly died. So as it turned out Jakey was now in our lives to ease the pain and shed a little light in our lives. He is a cheerful little guy, both in disposition, and with his bright coloring. He makes us smile just to watch him, and is our little green clown. We love him very much and are happy to have him in our lives.

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