New Addition: Kirby the Hamster

Well we have a new member of the family. Last week Chloe and I were going for a run, and we were about to start running after our warm-up walk when she said, “Mom! Look!”

There was a hamster running along the curb in the street.

We were trying to figure out how to pick it up without getting bit when he took off toward the middle of the street (with cars coming!) so I ran out there and grabbed him. On the way back home (so much for the run!) we called Chase and asked him to meet us in the garage with a box so the dogs wouldn’t go nuts.

Upon further investigation we noticed he was pretty beat up. He had a big cut on his leg, a mangled foot, his eye was swollen shut and he had blood coming out of his nose. Chloe begged me to take him to the vet so I caved and made an appointment. Paid $83 for the exam and antibiotics, and we have a follow-up appointment tomorrow to see if he has to have his foot amputated (omg).

I posted pics on my neighborhood websites but of course no one claimed him. Chloe got attached quickly and named him “Kirby” (since we found him on the curb), so today I caved and let her keep him. PetCo was scary to venture into because we haven’t been going ANYWHERE, but we survived. Chloe is his official owner, as she is taking his care VERY seriously. The dogs are quite curious, to say the least! This should be interesting!

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