Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Chippy the Hamster

Meet Chippy the Hamster whom I took care of the week before Christmas before she was gifted to my nieces. Isn't she cute? How could I not miss her? I come downstairs in the morning now and I think, "Oooh, man! Chippy isn't here and I'm lonely." Insert sad face.

I think I might have to get my own hamster now! But I know Erik won't really go for that at all. He kept calling Chippy a "rodent" in a disgusted voice. Scrooge.

It sort of did me good that week to have something tiny and cute to take care of and love. I know I can always pop in to my sister's and visit Chippy since she's only seven blocks away. Maybe it's time to revisit the pet ideas with Erik. He wants a dog really bad and so do I, but it's snowy now. Will a puppy go potty out in the snow to housetrain it? I'm doubting the ease of those training sessions. Plus there's a ton of stuff in the studio that a puppy would rip to shreds in a heartbeat. It would be nice to have some company in the studio though. I am torn on this topic. Lately my brain has refused to be decisive so this may be on hold for a while longer.


Lil' Bit Sassy said...

I have a beta in a 2 gallon tank (you can get them at Wally World for about $10) that I keep in my computer room. Fish is super easy to take care of (just feed him twice a day) and the tank takes about 10 minutes to clean when needed!

Stefani said...

You know how I feel about our beagle, Reggi!

You could get an older (non-puppy) dog that's already housebroken. I don't think the question is would a puppy go out in the snow (he/she would consider it great fun) but whether you and/or Erik would take it out in the snow.

On a related note - we love our Invisible Fence, but a dog has to be 6 months old before it can be installed, as I recall.

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