Choosing a Hamster
I go to the pet store, where I see hamster babies that were born five weeks earlier. It's actually one day
before their 5-week birthday, but the manager agrees to sell me one. There are several black babies
and one tan one. Of course, I pick the tan one, because she is unique. She seems active and healthy. They put her in
a small box to carry her home in. I hear her scratching in the box on the car ride home.
On the way, I brainstorm names for my new pet. Let's see... she is caramel colored. What about Caramel? No,
that's too much of a mouthful to say. What if I sort of shorten it to Cammie? Maybe... Wait, a minute, Cammie, the Hammie.
Now, that makes sense. Cammie it is.
Even though Cammie has been peacefully living with her mother and siblings up until now, I know that since
she is a Syrian hamster (not a Dwarf), she cannot live with other hamsters anymore. Syrian hamsters will fight, or even
kill, other hamsters in the same cage.
I can't wait to see how Cammie likes her new home!