Hello,this blog is somewhere for me to record snippets of family life as these boys of mine grow up. Time flies,so the saying goes and I want to save some of my precious memories and this seems a good way to do it. I want this blog to be a happy place so much of what I post on here will be the nice stuff of life, that's not to say it is all blue skies and sunshine here but just that I choose to make the happy times recordable
This is a amusing tale and has kept our house very busy for the past couple of weeks.
I'm going to start at the very beginning,so is everybody sitting comfortably... right I'll begin...
About eighteen months ago my eldest sons girlfriend asked us if we would like her cousins pet hamsters,I said no because we hadn't any room to put them but after lots of discussion from the boys the hamster did come to stay,for a weeks trial, do you think that weeks trial stuck...nah the hamsters stayed forever,we named them Nudge and Budge and loved the tiny little characters dearly.
They were in our kitchen so they kept me company and my youngest son adored them and spent hours gazing into their cages.
We even took them to the school pet show,where they won this certificate
They were much loved hamsters!
But as all pets do they eventually died,Nudge went first and then in July Budge died.
We were sad and buried him under a tree in the garden.
The very next day when me and the young un was walking up the drive on our way home from school we saw his older brother waiting at the door for us.I knew in a instance he had done something and the look of excitement on his face told me it was a good something.
He whisked his younger brother into the lounge and there were two new baby hamsters!Little girl ones.
Of course we were very excited and after much discussion named the two hamster Pip and Squeak.
To be honest Pip and Squeak were not as friendly as Budge and Nudge used to be,they hissed a lot and we were all quite wary of them.
As the school holidays drew to a close Chipmunk began to say Squeak was getting round and having a baby.
I said no,just straight out no,because how could they have babies,they were girls!
Chipmunk insisted she was having a baby and I learnt to just smile sweetly at him,because I knew best,didn't I,two girl hamsters don't have babies do they!They just don't!
A while later Chipmunk excitedly shouted
"There's a baby in the hamsters cage!"
And yet again,me of little faith said;
"No,there can't be,those hamsters can't have babies"
I did look,but not closely,because I was convinced there was no way those girl hamsters could have babies.
Fast forward perhaps a week or more,it's 7.30 on a school day morning,the house is at its busiest and yet again Chipmunk says
"I can see a baby!"
And this time I looked,really looked and hey presto guess what I saw.... well I bet you know just what I saw a baby!
Well the whole house went berserk!
The hamsters had had babies!
Chipmunk and I rushed up to tell the older boys and they blearily stumbled downstairs and gazed in amazement at the hamster babies!
How we ever pulled it together and got to work and school that day I'm not sure!
That night the whole hamster family was taken to the pet shop and we split mum and dad hamster up and found out that we had four babies!
The babies were so lovely,little round furballs and they are so very friendly,we have spent the last two weeks watching them,when a baby comes out we all stop and are drawn to the hamster cage to see what antics they are getting up too.
They did have one last surprise though...
A week later when we were cleaning their cage we found another litter of babies!
Can you imagine the chaos!
After much thinking we sorted them all out and peace reigned again!We havnt disturbed the new hammies yet,that's the next job!