Wednesday, April 16, 2008

snowy


that's what you get when you tell a 8 year old to give his new hamster a name... besides the fact that my son has never seen snow in his life... well... the little rodent isn't exactly white... anyway...poor snowy was added to our little family about two weeks ago...
huge excitement is an understatement...

it all started with him visiting a friend... the friend's neighbour has four hamsters... and one empty cage... so highly excited jay comes running at lightning speed to deliver the message from the hamster broker that the said cage is up for sale... oh yes... for a whopping R150 for a second hand cage... not likely my son i patted him on the head... go offer her R49.99... thinking the enterprising neighbour would laugh at his offer...but instead she knows a good deal when she sees one... dang... ok cage bought... then the various additions, tunnel, food, a house, yes a house!... setting me back another R170... and R45 for snowy...


well snowy settled nicely into things... he is taken out every day, a million times, and given exercise... i came up with the brilliant idea to build him a maze to run around in with the 101 unused vhs tapes we have... brilliant idea mother dearest... just a pity we forgot about billy the cat... yes...

billy got the hamster...

for about 2.5 seconds... when we realised what was potting... jay screamed like a girl... a really loud girl...billy FORTUNATELY was scared to death and dropped snowy... then snowy disappeared under the tv cabinet... i just wanted to laugh... cause it was really funny... but my two sons were just short of spastic hysteria... so i took control and waited for snowy to appear... which he did... a little wet but fine... poor billy is now up for sale... good grief~ the drama!

12 COMMENTS....bite me!:

Ruby said...

shame, why does the poor cat have to be sold? he's been a family pet for ages hadn't he? how's he supposed to feel? maybe you could just make sure that when snowy is taken out of his cage the cat aint in the same room?

sweets said...

billy's going nowhere... no worries hehe we were just stupid, entertaining snowy and forgetting that billy does this for a living ;)

Bridget said...

Ah Billy, the consummate Killer.

Ruby said...

oh good;) I'm glad to hear that...was just getting worried bout poor old billy....someone's gotta look out for the little critter;)

ozymandiaz said...

One hell of a cat snack, but at least (for the moment) he was free range, much healthier for the cat.

The Divine Miss M said...

Ye I was about to moan about Billy getting sold!

Just keep your eye on the Hamster. I had one has a pet as a kid. I hate those things now.

Plus it was kept in my room at night and the noise it made was horrid so I had to leave it in the passage way at night.

Grrr. Horrid memories.

supermom said...

Oh my goodness. I can imagine the drama!

angel said...

aw poor snowy! glad he's okay...
had lotsa hamsters in my time, but i do prefer rats.

The Jackson Files said...

Bwahahaha...that is a seriously good story.

I was also going to go down the OH-NO-YOU-CAN'T-SELL-BILLY route, so I'm glad you're not going to.

I am afraid of hamsters. I got bitten by one when I was a kid and now they give me the heebie-jeebies.

M@ said...

A-maze-ing

Mandy said...

yikes! glad everything worked out ok!!!

Ruby said...

erm angel...you prefer rats???

 
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