2013年11月23日土曜日

House guest

I don't think I have ever stressed this much over a house guest.



Well two of them.

Gyahhh! I was blogging from my phone and the post deleted itself.

We are hamster-sitting grade 4's pet hamsters. 

There are 20 people on hamster sitting rotation.

Somehow between Monday when Meg was 20th (Our name is at the end of the Japanese alphabet) and Friday it became Meg's turn.

I have a feeling that the girl who looked after it on Monday and ended up having to move the fridge to capture Houdini the hamster and then told her classmates might have something to do with our hastened turn.

Seems the responsibility is too much for some families.

And I get that.

No I really get that.

After picking Meg and the hamster and it's travel case and belongings up at school at 4pm I ended up staying awake until almost 2am.

Why?

Well here are yesterday's google searches:

hamster rocking back and forward

hamster shivering

hamster constipated

hamster stroke

hamster frozen

hamster hyperventilating

hamster in labour signs?

hamster ate toilet sand

hamster chewing metal

hamster ingested paint from cage

hamster hyperactive

how long should hamster use hamster wheel without taking a break?

So, yeah, I worked myself up a bit over the whole hamster thing.

But they survived the night, they are sleeping cutely cuddled up together and I am going to try and avoid amazon shopping to bling out their cage and all....

maybe just a chewing stick....

and a wooden hidey-hole would be much better than the plastic one they keep flipping.....

and I found organic cotton wadding to use for making a nest.......

I feel a bit bad for the human guests who come here and are told to make themselves at home and then pretty much left to their own devices....

You just need to ask for the hamster treatment next time!

2 件のコメント:

Lily さんのコメント...

Hilarious! Anyhow, you are the hostess with the mostest. We all loved seeing you guys and seriously those are the most delicious apples and potatoes. Geez, I haven't been reading blogs in forever and now I am being absorbed in my until-recently-latent blog feed. Interestingly many have stopped but you, Vicky and Katy have managed to keep up. Good on you all. Anyhow, I feel like I am visiting an old friend by reading your writing. I missed reading your blog. I missed writing one too. It is cathartic, meditative and the community feeling was remarkably cozy.

Gina さんのコメント...

Lol, so funny! My favorite of your google searches had to be...

"how long should hamster use hamster wheel without taking a break?"

Sounds like the school hamster is so genki! : )

I have yet to take care of a school pet, but my biggest, biggest fear would be, "please don't die while on our watch", ykwim? Preferably not die at all, but at least...not while it's in our care. : ) That would be just my biggest concern. So, I can imagine tons of googles searches going on here too. : )

Hopefully the hamster is back at school. : )