Monday, April 30, 2012
White Russian Hamster
I'm continuing on with a slue of formal animal portraits. Expect at least a couple more. I did a wikipedia search for 'White Russian', and I was surprised by the number of different meanings. I'm now wondering if I should have given him a cup of tea and had him be a White Russian Tearoom Hamster, but perhaps that would have been going too far.
I had a horrible track record with hamsters growing up. My sister was able to keep Bud alive and happy for many many years, but I seemed to kill off at least three during that same time period. One died the day after we got it. That was my cue to stop with the animals for a while. Then, in the 6th grade I got a couple of gerbils--a boy and a girl. In two years they had 50 babies, which we either gave away to friends or sold to the pet store in exchange for hamster food. I'd call that a good solution if I didn't shudder each time I walked past a pet store snake section. Yes, I have done my part in the overpopulation in the gerbil community..or the pet snake community. I'm not sure which... but blame me.