Against my better judgment I agreed to let them get the little rodent…I mean hamster. Off to the pet store to buy a cage, food, dishes, accessories and the hamster. The kids were squealing with excitement as we made our way home with our new “pet”. Awww isn’t he cute in his little coconut hut! Well, I think we had “Scotch” for about a week when one of the kids “accidentally” left his cage open. Yup…the little bugger was gone. Oh, the tears! The kids were beside themselves. After several weeks of trying to locate “Scotch” we realized that he was likely gone forever. So not only do we let them get another hamster, we also let them adopt two little guinea pigs. Yup, I am not the brightest crayon in the pack sometimes. I can be suckered in quite easily…especially with animals. So we now have a hamster and two giant hamsters (AKA Guinea Pigs).
Well a few days ago, Rob woke me at….oh I think it was 4:30 a.m. to ask me why I had let the hamster out. What the F*&K?! That was my response. Why the hell would I have let the hamster out in the middle of the night?! Seriously. He grumbled something as he scooped it up and carried it back to Anna’s room. A few moments later he turned around to find two hamsters (almost identical) fighting it out. Again, he yells at me. Yup, I went out and bought another hamster to bring home and let out of the cage on purpose...NOT! Then it dawned on both of us almost simultaneously. This is the missing hamster, “Scotch”! It had been almost 8 weeks since the little shit disappeared. It was great that we found him (alive) but this meant that we now needed another cage and all the rest of the crap for another hamster because the two hamsters can’t be in the same cage together. It also meant that we went from agreeing on ONE hamster…to now having FOUR “hamsters”. The things we do for our kids! Yeesh!