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May 11, 2011

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Rosie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Rosie
Age: Four years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Raccoon
Home: Cape Coral, Florida, USA
   My name is Tessa and I want you to meet Rosie, my very special four-year-old Raccoon girl. We can legally own her in our state (we have a license) and she is a very wonderful pet. We also found an exotic vet willing to treat her for when she is sick. Most people I know have said to me "Raccoons make horrible pets," but they are very wrong when it comes to Rosie. Rosie is a very loving and affectionate Raccoon with an amazing personality. She loves to run around outside in her huge pen that we built for her and she has tons of energy! She is not at all bothersome like most people would say, I always have lots of fun playing with her about five to six times a day (she requires lots of attention) and she is very well socialized with my little sister, Brandi. When we adopted her, I was ready for the long life commitment to her as I would never think about releasing her into the wild no matter what. We took the time to raccoon-proof everything in the house that Rosie could get into and since we know she requires a lot of space, we took the time before we got her to clean out our spare bedroom and build her a huge pen that goes around the entire room (which is a big room by the way). She has lots of toys to play with, lots of food and she really loves it. But when I get home from school she always needs to come out and run around outside. She loves her food and we also give her lots of healthy things like fruits and veggies and she also gets things like chicken, turkey and fish. She also sometimes gets a high-protein dog food mixture that she likes.

    She likes being outside, especially with the sun out. She loves the open space to run around and play in. She likes to play with my soccer ball that I roll around with her and she even hits it back. She also loves playing catch for berries that I throw to her, and she runs halfway across the yard to get them. She also loves hiding out in the mailbox where she sometimes can curl up to have a nap. She also climbs trees and sits on the branches for a while,then comes down as soon as she hears food coming. She never tries to run away and I know she loves being with our family and it is a lot of work taking care of her, but I was ready since the day I got her and I love her!

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