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.
Well here are yesterday's google searches:
hamster rocking back and forward
hamster in labour signs?
hamster ate toilet sand
hamster chewing metal
hamster ingested paint from cage
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!