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.