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Roy, Ray, the Pet of the Day
Name: Roy, Ray
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Guinea Pig
Home: Hazel Green, Alabama, USA
   Hi, my name is Roy, wishing everyone a Happy and Safe 4th of July!

    A few weeks ago, Mom was watching the local news on TV. They have a segment called "Paws for the Cause". They show pets from local shelters that can be adopted. It's mostly dogs and cats. This time it was my brother and I. It was too late for her to get us that evening, so she got up early on a rainy Saturday to adopt us. It's first come, first serve, so she had to hurry.

    The Greater Huntsville Humane Society makes sure all pets are "fixed" before they can be adopted. Ray was fine, but I (I'm the brown boy) had an infection. The Humane Society said they would make an appointment with the vet they used, but Mom decided to take us to her exotic vet who specializes in birds, bunnies and guinea pigs. Dr. Moore at the Cat and Bird Hospital cleared up my infection and Mom continued to give us both antibiotics for several days to make sure we were better.

    Next, Mom tried to bond us with her other neutered piggie, Jerry. At first things went fine, we were all eating together in the bath tub (neutral territory). Then Jerry got very aggressive, so she decided that no one needs to live in fear of being attacked. Ray and I are happy together, and Jerry seems to be happy by himself.

    We enjoy the summer because there is always plenty of clover and grass from the yard along with kale and collard greens from the store. Mom loves it when we squeak after we hear her coming. We know there will be good things to eat. Other than that, we really don't know any tricks, except how to be cute!

    There are plenty of other kinds of pets at shelters. Mom saw rabbits and birds. We are glad she wanted to adopt. The shelter was willing to separate us, so we were also glad Mom wanted us both. She says everyone needs a friend. Well, everbody but Jerry, I guess!

   Love, Roy

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