16 December 2014

Strawberry the Hamster



We had a chance to have a pet for the weekend.  The kids’ school lets us bring home an animal from the school ‘zoo’ to foster for a weekend.  There are guinea pigs, hamsters, and rabbits to choose from.  Oftentimes the animals are booked weeks in advance, so we were lucky to book one.  The guinea pigs are really cute, but they shed (a lot!).  I knew I didn’t want to bring home a rabbit; their cages are huge.  The hamster was just right for us.

I was a bit wary of bringing home of what was essentially a rodent, but I have to say that Strawberry grew on me.  She was feisty and cute.  I worried about getting her out of her cage and losing her around the house, but Zoë was pretty comfortable handling her.  We found out later that Zoë’s actually one of the Assistant Zookeepers at school and that she often hangs around the zoo to play with the animals.  So it’s actually thanks to her that we got Strawberry out of her cage a few times to let her scurry about a bit.

Strawberry-the-Hamster-(1) (No, we are still not getting a hamster.)

11 COMMENTS:

Tamar SB said...

How fun! We had pet guinea pigs and a rabbit at one point. Strawberry is pretty cute!

Nicki said...

This reminds me of when my children's grandmother decided it would be a fun idea to get them hamsters. We have cats. The hamsters ultimately stayed at her house and the kids got to visit with them during visits to her house. Wish I would have thought of that with the cats too. :)

elizabeth said...

Cute photo! But I still have an aversion to any rodent like creatures!

Marilyn said...

How adorable. I remember all the animals my son had. Once we had lab mice. I thought I wouldn't like them at all, but they were cute. We did have hamsters and one of them got lost in one of the walls. So sad :(

Britta said...

Oh it's so cut! I like your Photo!
Hugs Britta

Kia said...

Such a cutie, really adorable! :)

Kristy LifenReflection said...

I would agree, cute but not really the best of pets.

Kim Stevens said...

I had them growing up too, but when we got a pet for the kids we got a parakeet- much sweeter and they interact much more! Such a great thing to have a zoo and be able to check out some of the animals. What a great experience for those who don't have one at home - Strawberry is quite cute!

Sharon said...

Strawberry is adorable! I would fall in love with this little cutie pie!

EarlK said...

Adorable face.

Evelyn S. said...

I'm a lover of cold-blooded creatures such as fish and lizards, but no longer have any after years of them. No warm-blooded ones, though. This is such a cutie!

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