However, we are now a one-hamster family as well. Let me introduce you to GilVert (that's right... with a "V", not a "B").
|He hides pretty much non-stop during daylight, so a full body shot is kind of hard to come by. |
But he does have a head in there somewhere, I promise.
Carter had an upcoming appointment with an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor (huge tonsils, enlarged adenoids) that we thought was going to be miserable for him, so we made a deal: if he did well at the doctor, he could have his hamster. (As it turned out, he was a perfect peach at the appointment, and it was no big deal for him. Of course, if/when his tonsils come out, I'm sure I'll take back that "no big deal" statement.) Anyway, as soon as we got in the car after leaving the doctor's office, he asked if we could go get his hamster. Since Nana & Jaja had SO GRACIOUSLY offered to take Carter to get his hamster, I told him he had to wait until Saturday. By the time Saturday rolled around, Carter was beside himself with excitement, so Nana & Jaja came and got the kids and fulfilled their promise to get him his hamster.
[Side note to D & G: I know I've said thank you in person, but I hope y'all understand how truly thankful Nick and I are that you did this. Hamsters sound cheap, but by the time you factor in the food, the cage, the shavings, the toys, etc., etc., I know they're not. So again, thank you!]
|Pretty sweet crib, little dude!|
|Yummy hamster food...|
Carter is sure to tell every new visitor to our home about Gilvert; he just loves him so much. And honestly, so do I.
As much as one can "love" having a rat in their home, that is.