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November 27, 2011

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Teddy Bear, the Pet of the Day
Name: Teddy Bear
Age: Deceased, Three years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Teddy Bear Guinea Pig
Home: New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA
   This is my daughter Jennie's baby, sadly he passed away last Saturday evening. He was only three years old. We have no idea why, he just gave up and quit eating and drinking.

    Teddy was a great guinea. He was a Teddy Bear Guinea Pig and very very soft. They are born with very thick hair that is very resilient to pests. Fleas and bugs did not seem to bother him like they did his friend Toby. They shared a rather large cage together. They were like two peas in a pod when they were outside. Where one would go. the other seemed to follow. They like to hide in our clematis bush in all the tangled branches. Teddy was kind of shy and was harder to catch, but liked to be petted at all times. He would flatten out with his legs spayed out behind him and coo for the longest time.

    Teddy came home with us after a softball practice from a local pet store. He would cuddle in Jen's arms and fall asleep. He was so tiny at first but as you can see he grew to a whopping 1.75 pounds. He liked to eat anything you put in front of him especially carrots. He got one every day for breakfast. We were always greeted with him almost falling out the front door which we always left open, You would have thought they would climb out, but they seemed to know that it's scary outside the cage because he never came out on his own. He also liked yogurt drops, and dried carrots. He loved fresh dandelion leaves, but would not eat the flowers, those his friend always ate for him. If Teddy or Toby were outside the cage, they always seemed to like to climb back in the cage so we never worried about them escaping.

    Teddy will be greatly missed, but I know he is no longer suffering and is with our other family pets we have had. Take care Teddy, someday we will see you again.

Teddy Bear, the Pet of the Day

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