The Funeral

Last week I took Alexander’s hamster out of her cage to put her into the ball (you know the one they use to run around the house). When I picked her up, I noticed that her face was very swollen on one side. I had a moment where I thought maybe I should take her to the vet. And then I forgot. I should have known something was wrong when she didn’t eat the lettuce I put in her cage Saturday. Sunday we were busy, I assume she was alive. …

Twitter Saved Me From A Cat

We have pets. We have Junior Junior is a poodle. He is filthy and currently being groomed. Junior sleeps with the children and helps to wake them up each morning. Junior is a working dog. Junior also catches birds. He is a five year old dog and he must have brought me a hundred birds, probably 20 a year is accurate. Junior does not catch rodents. This is partly a good thing because we have a hamster in a cage, we also have a free range hamster. Currently we have …

There’s A Rat In The House

At about 9.00 last night, just as the kids were drifting off to sleep I heard my husband call me from downstairs. “Jess, Jess I need you!” As is my habit, I refused to go downstairs. I had (still have) a cold, I was tired and grumpy. It was a little unusual in that he continued to call for me. “Jess, I really do need you!” The yelling roused the kids, this isn’t a house where we yell for one another. Finally I yelled down and asked what the ruckus …

Friday Confession: Hunting The Free Range Hamster

I have an ongoing hamster issue. This time last year our son, Alexander, was given a hamster for his seventh birthday. Said hamster escaped again several months ago, and after many weeks of hamster stalking we threw in the towel and got a new hamster for Alexander. If you are a friend of mine on facebook you may have seen some of my recent updates, they look like this: Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting hamsters. I found a little stash of dog food in the kitchen last week, so …

Little Fucker

July 2008: purchase hamster for my son’s birthday. August 2008: come to enjoy hamster August 28: Hamster escapes cage August 29 AM: Hamster is seen under sofa, unfortunately small lizard is also seen under sofa. We have never purchased a lizard. Oooooh mysterious…