Observing Hank Hamster

Hank has now been replaced by Honey Hamster, but he is certainly not forgotten. Because I have been thinking about the many life-lessons he taught me, I am repeating my first weblog about him today. There are about eight blogs about his short life. If you like this one, just type in “Hank” on the search bar and find more. He gave me so much joy!

The Shepherd's Presence

After hamster sitting Jack Hamster for my grandson, I decided to get one of my own.  Meet Hank!

I suppose this will be the first of many posts about Hank. He is just a baby and he has absolutely no compunction about letting me know that I am not his mommy.  It will take me at least two weeks to convince him that I mean him no harm.  Catching him to clean his habitat without throwing him back into fear may be a challenge.

I did not want him to sleep in his exercise wheel, as Jack is determined to do, so I bought him a cute little hamster house made of vines of some sort.  At first he would have nothing to do with it.  Gently I directed him to this little haven of safety and now, he thinks it is a wonderful hiding place to doze away the…

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  1. I remember Hank with fondness, and was very sad when he died. So glad Honey is doing well 🙂

  2. Linda, I took forty of my blogs and put them into a bound keepsake book just for family this Christmas. I put my Hank, Jack, and Honey blogs in it of course! Whenever I wrote of a family member in the first two years, I put it in the book. It was fun to do. Work, but fun. Fortunately, I have a good friend who has a comb binding machine. 🙂 Perhaps you might consider doing that for family from your blog(s). Just an idea.

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