This fat little fur ball is more than one years old. She lives all alone because the male one ran off after staying with her for a few months. Probably she nagged too much, probably she demanded sex too much or probably she is frigid. Well, I don’t know. Except that we can’t buy another male to replace him. She bites the hell out of any younger [tag]hamsters[/tag] who come into her cage.
So, Hammie has been living all alone for one, long, lonely, sexless year as a spinster hamster. Hmmm…that rhymes very well hor?
She keeps me company during the nights by running round and round and round her wheel in her hamster’s mansion. Well, very much like a person who has nothing to do but cleans the roof, ceiling, wall, floor of her house and then, cleans somemore of the roof, ceiling, wall, floor of her house and then…
(diswan not a ghost ok, it is some humsup royalty in a Chinese Opera performed during the Hungry Ghost Festival)
As you know, the [tag]Hungry Ghost Festival[/tag] is coming real soon. I like having Hammie around ‘cos I am sure she will go crazy if there are any presence of any humsup and hungry ghosts watching over my shoulder when I am surfing p0rn when the family is asleep. I bet Hammie would be able to squeak or ran till her wheel produces spark. Or if I hear of any funny noises when the Hungry Ghosts were trying to eat my leftover foods, I could just brush it off as ‘Oh, that’s Hammie making the noise’.
So you see, it is less spooky to be sitting around at 3 am in the morning with a wide awake hamster. (They are nocturnal animals, awake at night, sleeping during the day, very much like me lah.)
(diswan oso from Chinese opera, wayang cina)
But these few days, Hammie has been sick. She hiccups (or coughs, I dunno la) and doesn’t look well. I wanted to feed her some cough syrup but am worried of overdosing and she suddenly started singing “Lonely…I am so lonely…”. My son said take her to the vet. I said siao ah! cos the vet will make our pocket koyak. Sometimes, I have evil thoughts of leaving her cage open so that she can run off somewhere. That way, I don’t have to see her die, which I think will happen if she goes on like this.
Therefore, I really, really do not know what to do with a spinster hamster which is sick. Anyone? Oh ya, I have also forbidden everyone to touch her or go near her cage ‘cos we never know what kinda germs she carries. *haih*