I always have something against pets. I am no pet lovers, that is very obvious. Being rather particular about the cleanliness of the house put a big barrier whenever the girls ask me permission to have pets. Another thing that I do not agree is how the animal is locked inside a cage. Freedom is robbed away. I really can't bear that.
Couple of weeks back, we went to a mall & the girls wanted to go to a pet shop. Told them that we were just looking around. Anyhow, Yasmin felt in love with the hamsters. Trying her luck again with me, she asked to own a hamster. As always, I rejected. But looking at those cute little things I somehow asked the salesperson on how tedious it is to take care of hamsters. Of course he said no. He even took out one of the hamsters at put it onto Wardah's hand. She was thrilled & called out to Yasmin who earlier ran to hubby after I rejected her wish. I saw the changes in Yasmin's face when she got to hold that tiny creature. The worst enemy to all mothers... witnessing the joy in their children's faces! Hence, I gave in.
We bought not one but three hamsters. A male & 2 females. One for each of my girls. Yasmin named the male, Mimo & the other 2 females Lulu & Chiki. On the way back home, they sort of had a meeting in the car. Deciding who to own which of their new pets. Heard that Yasmin declared Mimo hers, Wardah wanted Lulu & Chiki was of course with no doubt given to Balqis.
The cage...., full with activities.
Once home they didn't move from the cage. Talking & watching their pets. Frankly, I sort of enjoyed it too... looking at those hamsters exploring their new home. Wardah told me that she wanted Lulu instead of Chiki. I told her that she had to ask Balqis first. Of course Balqis didn't care, as long as she has one. Unfortunately, the next day Yasmin found Chiki bleeding bitten by Lulu. Took her out but it was too late. Chiki had died. Such a poor little thing. The girls buried Chiki on the frontyard. They even had a funeral for her...
Here is where they buried Chiki. I did not have the chance to even snap her photo.
We have separated Lulu from Mimo. She attacks him too. Her cage is smaller as it's like a punishment to her. After a couple of days, the girls put them together again but Lulu did not learn her lesson. She straight away attacked Mimo. So be it! Lulu now stays in the smaller cage permenantly. The girls would take both out to the garden in the evening & even at the open space Lulu once in awhile would try to bit on Mimo.
Yasmin with both remaining hamsters, Mimo & Lulu.
Lulu somehow likes Wardah. Look at them together.
Mimo, what an adorable little thing!
Lulu has a good appetite. Here is Lulu munching on a yoghurt chip.
The girls want to get a new hamster for Balqis. Obviously, Balqis knows nothing about it. Big sisters making plans for themselves using their little sister. Why does that sound familiar...??