I will try very hard not to ramble and bore you. But you really have to blame Every Inchie Monday's choice of words. They inspire memories and thoughts of old pets and fun stuff. So I am not to blame.
I have had numerous pet hamsters in my life. I love the little furry, inquisitive creatures. There was Paddington. He lived in my classroom during the week. Not one morning came by that I didn't come in, find him missing, and discover he had made it to the cupboard. Every morning. I started just looking there instead of his cage. Then there was my precious Eilonwy. I do believe she was my favorite. I enjoyed looking at my hamsters in the past but didn't really take them out to "play" with them. She would hear me come home in the evenings and the moment I came into the room she had gotten to the top of her 3 level home and was standing in this odd position. I discovered she was ready to be picked up and loved on. In fact she was demanding it. I had never owned a cuddly hamster before but she did this every time I came into the room. The worst experience with hamsters was one to nearly make me swear off those "adorables" forever! I had decided to raise hamsters and read everything about care and such I could get my hands on. I bred my two and separated them. The babies were born - a massive number. I did everything I knew to do, gave them as much care as needed but stayed away from too much interaction. I checked on them one morning to discover that the (monster) babies were eating their mother. They were not very big, barely past the pink stage so I could not have moved her out, she was still nursing them. I was furious. I . . . uh . . . got rid of the savages. Won't say anymore.
Have you ever seen the TV show "Hammy Hamster"? It is a very cute kid's show. So naturally being a kid at heart I fell in love with it. If you enjoy very low key, cutesy animal programs check this one out. Here is one link, but there are lots of episodes on you tube. Hammy the Hamster
I struggled with how to draw one today. I looked over the internet and found a step by step for drawing the character, Hamtaro. I am not familiar with anything about him except his name. But he was cute.
Next week's inchie is cat. Don't worry, I have some long winded stories for them too. I feel at times like I have lived in a zoo. And wished for some of that I had. I love animals and have had more than my share of normal and some very unusual pets. Have a great week and thanks for dropping by. Now go watch Hammy. You won't regret it.