When I started volunteering at the SPCA, in the exotic animal area, I knew that I may end up falling in love a few times. But you know, with the count at the time at 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 turtles and 2 hamsters, I figured, I don't have room for anyone else really....
The first week I volunteered, there was a 2 month old hamster. I didn't even look at her except a cursory exam, she came home with me. She's adorable, but afraid, does the hammie flip when I go near her. But she took a treat from my hand the other day and didn't run away when I spoke to her (she was even afraid of my voice) so I'm feeling a bit more positive.
I've gotten used to the two older ones, who are completely adorable....as is this new critter. I could have a million hamsters, they're easy, clean their cage once and week and you're all good.
Now one of the animals we have alot of at the SPCA are rabbits, the easter gift that kids get bored of (I hate people, have I mentioned that before?). But I've never had the urge to have a bunny ever, some of them aren't well mannered (ie - they bite) poop everywhere when they're out of the cage (they are trainable to use a litter box, it just takes about a month and people aren't patient enough)
Until I met Plumette. She is the most adorable thing ever. She snuggles closer when you hold her, she follows you around like a dog, and she uses a litter box (or at a minimum only goes in her cage). She is the sweetest little thing.
And now she's mine.
She sleeps in bed with me. Seriously. Adorable, affectionate, but I have to keep her upstairs which upsets me a bit, she's afraid of dogs, even my teeensy ones, they freak her out. I figure I'll work her into it....but I can't let her out around my dogs anyway, their prey drive is too high. But she's a great companion for my cat....in fact, the cat is rather pleased to have herself a rabbit.
I'm nuts. I know. But someone has to snuggle up to me in bed at night, better that I give a home to some unwanted pet then some man I'll have to argue with.
Some say I'll never get a boyfriend because of this, and trully? I don't give a crap. Love me, love my pets...end of story, it's a no brainer.
And on that note, I need to give my leetle guys some dried fruit, and maybe a carrot....and I'll see if I can get a shot of Brandy (the little newbie hammie) who comes out to grab the carrot, gets in her little house in her cage and eats the carrot from inside the house....too funny!