Saturday, November 26, 2005

Boyz and Their Hamsters

The last few days Karina was away at her grandma's. Naturally little Damus enjoyed having Mommy and Daddy all to himself. He didn't quite miss his sister whereas Karina would call 2-3 times a day just to find out what we were doing. How can I blame him? He had hamsters to keep him occupied. Yes, Daddy decided we should have hamsters, so we went out to get a pair. The sales girl recommended The Winter Pearl hamsters as they are not as active and good for small children. Meaning they don't bite, stay long enough for you to pet them and are easier to catch if they start to run away-lah.
Daddy has named it the Adam and Eve Project. Yes, that's the name of the hamsters and I don't think I need to tell you what he plans to do with them. He has had experience breeding them before up to a few generations. I was very tickled when he first related to me his story of how he used to bath them and care for them. Some died because he dried them in the sun after their shower and forget about them. Even went through the mistake of touching their babies resulting in the mother brutally murdering them the next day. So what happened to that hamster episode? Eventually they outsmarted him and the whole family ran away. Hahahahaha. So that is the story about the Big Boy and his hamsters.

Now about the Little Boy and his hamsters. Well, Damus has always been attracted to animals. Gee, he even dared to pet the snake and crocodile at the Petting zoo. Anyway, it was really a thrill for me to see him deliriously playing with them. Well, so far they are good pets:
  • Don't take up a lot of space in the house.
  • Quiet little creatures.
  • Don't smell (well, not yet).
  • Eats little. Need to fill up their bowl few days once. So I don't have to stress over "what am I going to feed it today?"
  • Entertains not only the children but the adults as well. Hehehehe.

Only thing is have to remind the children to be gentle when handling the little creatures and DON"T let them runaway. Hmmm... seriously considering the hamster leesh we saw at the store that day. Hahahah. Yup, a hamster leesh! They do have such a thing. What a hoot!


  1. How adorable -We have a Hampster named Michael and he is a great pet for our 5yo.

  2. this reminds me of the hamster we had when we were younger. I didn't dare carry it, just pat it... very ticklish.

    It was my dad's pet hamster, Alphonso. Everday, daddy plays with it after work. One night, after playing, he forgot to close the cage. So, out it came...

    We went on a frantic search the next day. We failed. We then remembered bout the rat poison we have in some corners of the house, and removed it, hoping it wouldn't have helped himself there.

    Hours later, we found him.. crawling under the bed. Apparently, the little fellow had had the rat poison. Arrghh, daddy ran to the vet.

    And you know what, daddy had to pay 3x times the price of the hamster for the medication of Alphonso. Phew...

  3. Hi Aurelia: How long have you had your hamster? I agree it makes a great pet.

    Hi Geetha: True to the title of Boyz and the Hamsters. Hehehe. So, were there others after Alphonso?


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