Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New Hammy In The House

This is Brie and she is our new hammy sister.  She is named after Mom's favourite cheese.

Her mommy and siblings were dumped at a shelter when they were just born.  Rabbit Rescue took them in.  After we lost Timmy just before Christmas, Mom and Dad kinda knew they would want another hamster, but they weren't ready just yet.  A few months later Mom found she was really missing the sound of the wheel spinning at night so her and Dad when to their friend Lisa's house.  Lisa was fostering mommy hamster and a few of the babies - Mom and Dad picked a wee girl named Clove to come home with them, and they renamed her Brie.

Brie has already doubled in size from this picture.  She is almost 4 months old.  She is super fluffy and looks like she has this big poofy skirt that she drags along with her everywhere she goes.  She even has two little long tufts of fur that stick out from behind her ears.  She is super-sweet and doesn't mind all of the smooches that mom gives or the raspberries that Dad insists on blowing in her belly!  She loves to climb the cage walls, dig in her hammy hammock and spin her wheel like a rubber-burning tire!  And of course, she loves her ball!

She got the hang of that ball pretty darned fast and by the time her first session in it was over, she was rolling at top speed across the floor.  Not even banging into walls could slow her down - she would just shift her bodyweight and head off in a new direction.  She can fly right through our dinner plate too.  "She's annoying!  Evertime I try to settle down to eat, there she is, running right into me!"  says Binks.  "Awwww, she's still getting the hang of things...she loves running in that ball!" Mom says.  Then Brie will come bowling-ball-ing from across the room and bop Binks in the bum.  "Stop it you crazy hamster!" and that's when Mom picks up Brie, ball and all, and places her in the hallway so as not to upset Her Royal Highness any further.

I've had a few head meetings with Brie in that ball - parked my head right up to the vents for her to sniff.  "Groom me, Brie, groom me!" but she doesn't seem to get it.  SHEESH!  Boo and Lucky knew what to do.  Timmy never did learn but I am determined to teach Brie that grooming my fur through the air vents is fun.  *sigh*  She's just too busy flying around the room....

It's nice having a hammy in the house again.  Mom and Dad always have a smile on their face and they love cuddling her and letting her crawl around on the couch.  Mom and Dad say it's unfortunate that hammies don't live for very long - it always breaks their hearts when they lose one.  But Brie is still a baby who has a lot of growing to do and hopefully she will be with us for a very long time....

Fluffy

P.S. I just want to thank all of my peeps for checking out Pancakes' story and offering their support to his family.  Little Pancakey crossed the Rainbow Bridge a week ago today, but he leaves behind a legacy of love and hope that his parents are determined to transform into something very special to help many more bunnies who need it.  He was loved by many and has left a mark on all of our lives - but he also took a wee bit of our hearts with him when he left.  Binky free Pancakey....

9 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

Brie looks adorable, but am i right in thinking that you're saying bunnies aren't enough to keep your humans smiling all the time? How can that be?

Carmen C. said...

Brie is a too cute and what a lovely addition to your family:) So sad about Pancakes, so many came to love him in such a short time!

Christina said...

Nothing sweeter than a little Hammykins.

Lisa said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family!!! Brie is super cute and Binky will grow to love her. I had a hamster named Kitty in high school. He was very handsome with long grey fur, and he also had a "skirt"!

So very sad about Pancakes, but at least he's not suffering anymore. He put up a great fight though.

Heart of a Cowgirl said...

What a sweet little hammy! We often miss the sound of a humming wheel in the middle of the night. But then again, there's always the sound of the bunny water bottle to replace that...

Gaina said...

Congratulations on your new fur baby! She's beautiful :)

Elisabeth said...

Brie looks lovely! Binks will come round. Fluffy (our Fluffy who was a beautiful girl bunny) finally came round to Fuzzy coming to live with us, but it took her a while and she used to get annoyed with me when I spoke to him!

Told all my new bunny and guinea piggy friends on Twitter about your blog, my mum finds it very funny!

Give your binks a snorgle from me! Rex (another big tough lop!)

The Bunns said...

Just so you don't have to share your Nanananananers and such!

mindy said...

Brie is gorgeous! Love having bunnies and hammies in the house.