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Tatsuko loves hamsters!

So I'm babysitting a friend's hamster, Key, who is unafraid of tatsuko_shikibu. Last night, I put Key into her hamster ball and let her roll around the house. Tatsuko was oblivious at first until Key made it into the kitchen (Tatsuko spends her evenings at the back door, keeping watch for the evil boy cat who comes by at night).

As you can imagine, Tatsuko was FASCINATED, watching Key run around the house for an hour.
Hey! What are you?

La-la-la, Key rolled into walls, around the bicycle, off the bookshelves, against the walls and doors, over carpets and rugs, all the time under close observation from Tatsuko:
Dad, did you really let a rodent loose in our house?

Sometimes Key would roll directly into Tatsuko, startling her, but never scaring her off; Tatsuko never tried to break into the ball - I'm not sure exactly what she was thinking! I think I might get a hamster after the little brown-black mouse joins her sisters in the backyard burial plot. This is too much fun.

Chris

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astein142
May. 26th, 2006 12:23 am (UTC)
I once got a mechanical hamster-in-a-ball to amuse the old FurBeast. She didn't pay much attention to it as long as it was in motion. However, when it stopped or got stuck, she'd come running to me in distress. "Make it go! Make it go!" she'd whine. Ah, critters.
mckitterick
May. 26th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
That's the way my cats have always been. Different when the ball has a REAL LIVE RODENT inside!
subplot2
May. 26th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
ADORABLE!
mckitterick
May. 26th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
Yes!
starstraf
May. 26th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
I once baby sitted a friends gerbil in a magic ball like that, the cats were only amused for a while, but my mom came home after a few drinks and it was in the living room, I was around the corner shinning a flashlight on it, and mom actually asked the glowing blue ball - "Are you my fairy godmother?"
mckitterick
May. 26th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
Wow.
scarlettina
May. 26th, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
What great pictures!
mckitterick
May. 26th, 2006 04:54 pm (UTC)
I had to take them, as you can imagine!
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