28 May 2007

Pawsted by Mosilager

The hamster

Ginga Boo have a new friend - the as-yet-to-be-named hamster. This girl was let loose in the wild after some time of petdom - the previous owner believed that (s)he was freeing the hamster. Well, as the saying goes, if you love something, let it go, if it comes back to you it is yours, if it doesn't, you never had it. The smart hamster found her way back to the building that was her home and I-mei & friends adopted her as a mascot. Now she is all decked out in a new cage with an excercise wheel and such. We tried to put her in the wheel so she could get some excercise, but she's been slow to take to it. She keeps jumping out. Probably because we tried to put her in during the day - hamsters apparently sleep during the day and are active at night. Anyway, some progress was made and she did turn it a quarter of a turn. After that she got tired and started to eat.
Good eats

She's also getting used to the new cage - the old plastic box that she came with did not have any bars. So she thinks that she can get out and have her run of the place by chewing through the bars. We better be on the alert for a breach.
Let me out of here!!!

So far she doesn't like being picked up too much, she bites a little. I'm using the same technique on her as on the cat - the Cesar Milan "Sssshhhh" and trying to be all calm and assertive. It worked with the cat, not sure about the hamster.

9 comments:

Rohini said...

That's quite a zoo you have going there now...

Amrita said...

How are the GB taking to "she-who-has-yet-to-be-named"?

AuthorMomWithDogs said...

Hmmm... wonder if she was "set free" for biting? Lucky, lucky hamster to have found you guys!

Mosilager said...

rohini sure is... quite a menagerie.

amrita aaah they haven't met yet. the hamster is at school. we're more worried about the cat meeting the hamster.

karen ha ha she might have been. as the story goes though, she was set free because the previous owner was leaving the city.

Rohini said...

You have been tagged

Shilpa said...

ooh! my colleague's daughter brought in a hamster the other day... so cute and cuddly... up until the moment i realized it was a rodent after all.
and i love the word menagerie. i think i'm going to use it a lot today :D

lova said...

The header is so cool Mos, nicely done.
We could have added the limping bird to the menagerie....(sigh)

Mosilager said...

rohini ok will take it up... looks like a nice tag.

shilpa awww... lots of people have rats and mice as pets... and remember, the mice are pan-dimensional super-smart beings who paid for and designed the earth so that they could find the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything. So we should be nice to the rodents. Menagerie is the only word that fits our situation right now :)

lova hey thanks - well yes sierra, the bird, the hamster they all need to be added at some point.

Siddhu said...

Man you've got a whole zoo there now!