Lily and Lucy!
Ethan's hamster Nippy died an untimely death shortly before Christmas. (Ron found him in the middle of the kitchen floor early one morning, and an EXTREMELY guilty looking yellow lab sitting not too far away...sad but true!) Ethan asked for hamsters for Christmas, so he got a gift certificate to PetSmart, with enough on it to cover the cost of two hamsters.
He and I traveled to PetSmart a couple of weeks ago so he could pick out his new friends. He had so much fun looking at the hamsters and studying them and learning the difference between the different breeds of hamsters. He'd at first wanted dwarf hamsters, but after learning that they are SMALL and REALLY fast, he decided to go with "Winter White Hammys"
Enter Lily and Lucy. They are SOOO cute and active. They love to stand on their hind legs and peek out at us from their cages! Ethan is working hard to get them used to his scent so he can hold them without them biting him. It is getting better, but he still gets bit once in a while. It hurts, but he's being a tough guy about it. He's been putting a bit of food in his hands and they are both willing to crawl into his hand to eat it. Today, for the first time, Lily crawled into his hand without food in there first! Progress!
Here are some pictures of these cute little creatures! (Grandma K--you don't have to look at the pictures if it will freak you out...they are a little "mousy"...lol)
Oh, my gosh...isn't she just so CUTE???? Everyone...meet Lily (sorry Phil and Aubri...Ethan did NOT name her after your Lily...at least...I'm pretty sure he didn't, LOL)
We watched her work and work to crack that sunflower seed open to get to the meat inside. Her little paws just hold so tightly to things...it's fun to watch her work!
Everyone....meet Lucy. She's not quite as tame as Lily just yet, but she's getting there! This is the one that bites Ethan the most. He tries hard to be "manly" about it and not cry, but dang...that does HURT! She's made him bleed a couple of times!
This is Lily again...we (well...Ethan) can tell them apart 'cause Lily has a little part of her right ear that is damaged.
Lily and Lucy in their home.
We hope you ladies are happy here. We'll work REALLY hard to keep you away from KT!