story of the hamster ball --- by M
A couple of years ago I was taking care of a friend’s hamster for a few days and was told that he liked to run around in his little hamster ball for a large part of the day. Therefore, I put the little guy in his ball and let him loose in the downstairs portion of our home. I went upstairs to do some computer work and could hear the ball occasionally hit a wall or the marble step-up in the entry. After a little while, it occurred to me that this was not just an occasional hitting against a barrier, but something was a miss. As I came down the stairs, I saw Jesse standing with the hamster ball in his mouth. His tail wagging excitedly, his eyes saying….”OMG what a great new toy you got me….” then dropped the ball and gave it a push with his nose, chasing after the rolling hamster.