Why would any one purposefully purchase (with real money) a rodent, bring it into their home…and FEED it? Ha ha! I’ve thought that many times. I had to laugh out loud when a friend asked me to pet sit their hamster while they go on vacation.
In spite of all my prejudice against the little critters, I was happy to take this little guy in for a couple of weeks at the owner’s own risk of course. I must admit is has been really fun to watch him. The kids and I both are just mesmerized by his little antics.
Funny how he loves his wheel! I made all kinds of jokes about the stupidity of it until I it hit me that it’s not altogether different from a treadmill ahem! If nothing else it must be great exercise–that little wheel, because he is lightening fast!
The kids are really enjoying having him around, and so am I as long as we can keep him in his cage. I don’t even want to think about him getting out…eww! But with five very curious children the risk is real. Will we or will we not lose the hamster in the two weeks we have him? Bets anyone? 😉