The hamster cage of unexpected opportunity14 October , 2013
You know how I enjoy naming things… 😉
Let me backtrack a bit and explain:
Nicola is turning 4 in December (My baby is turning 4?! Can you believe it?!). It’s probably a good time to try out a starter pet sort of situation, isn’t it? I’ve known that she wants a pet for ages now – and I think she might be ready, so I want to give it a shot.
Anyhoo, the plan (which is in all things just a starting point of things to actually come) was to hopefully find a bigger place which would allow for a smallish pet, possibly a handbag dog of some sorts. However, reality dictates that this bigger place business, although not completely off the table, will most likely only be an option towards the middle of next year if all goes well – but I’ve kind of had my heart set on a pet for a birthday gift, and I still wanted to somehow swing that if I could.
On Saturday we went to go and look at a bigger place not far from where we are now. It’s not suitable for us, I can tell that already – I could have told that before we even set foot in the yard actually, but there’s no harm in looking so that I can get an idea of what we’ll be dealing with soon. Plus it’s kind of rude to arrange a viewing and then drive away at high speed before you even shake their hand and say no thanks.
As we cruise around the unsuitable place with the potential landlord I casually throw out there that even though we do not currently have any pets could she tell me, just in case, how she would feel about a hamster – because I was leaning in that direction. She had no problem with it at all, and actually got fairly excited about it and offered me a cage that she’d been trying to get rid of for ages. Of course I took it at once!
And THAT is how we came across the hamster cage of unexpected opportunity. 🙂
It’s actually pretty fancy for a cage and has all its attachments and what not too. It’s now a simple case of just add hamster litter, food water and hamster and ta-dah – we’ll have a pet (and maybe an excercise ball, we probably need one of those too). Nicola is BESIDES herself with excitement! We’ve made a countdown calendar till her birthday, and on D-day we will go to the petstore and pick out a hamster for her. She has even already decided what she will call her hamster…nope not Barbie (thank goodness, I’m sick of that name)…not Marble (we also have numerous things in our house called that already)…nope, the name she decided on will certainly lend some class to our rodent, plus it’s actually kind of suitable with the way these little guys like to attempt hibernation and so on.
Our soon to be hamster’s name will be *drum roll please* Princess Aurora. 😀 Of course I will introduce you as soon as she arrives.