Saturday, August 19, 2006

I told Julia "no" to getting a hamster.

She wanted a hamster for a couple of years. I was worn down, and had just experienced the shock of Hurricane Katrina last year when we gave Julia a panda hamster for her birthday. I resisted holding it for about a week. Michael and I both had hamsters when we were youngsters. I recalled that mine bit, and it smelled up my bedroom something awful. I was not a good pet owner then. Now, even when Julia isn't home, Michael and I get Oreo out of her cage and let her have some downtime in our bedroom. She likes us, and vice versa. It has been almost a year since we got Oreo, and Julia has turned out to be a very good pet owner.

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