Welcome Snowbell to the family!! Our friends the Clough’s are moving back to the US and needed to find a new home for their hamster…and so we have adopted our first rodent. I’m definitely NOT enjoying cleaning the cage, but she sure is a lot less work than a dog!! The boys love to feed her and “exercise” her. Poor girl! “Exercise” entails being carried to the bathroom and then the boys chase after her trying to hold her and pet her. I think it definitely raises her heartbeat – poor thing is terrorized every night in the bathroom! For her sake I try to limit it to just a few minutes, but I don’t want to discourage their active role in taking care of her!