First of all, my apologies to anyone who might have been mislead by this thread, thinking they might be reading some animal anecdote a la Camus.
Nope, I just mean plain old funny pet stories.
Mu hubby has the best ones.
When he was a kid, his family was pretty poor. There were five kids in his family, and his dad was a trucker, so one can imagine.
Anyway, they had a pet hamster that they just adored. He was the coolest. They actually dressed him up. One of the things they put him in frequently was one of those little plastic football helmets you could get from the candy/token machines at the grocery store. They’d plop the helmet on his head and he’d rear up on his diminutive legs and look like he was getting ready to make a pass.
One day beloved hamster had what can only be described as “an incident.” He got one of his legs stuck in his metal hamster exercise wheel. The kids went crazy when they noticed this, crying and wailing for the poor little hamster. So, my mother in law did what she had to do and took him to the vet.
Long story short: $75 dollars later, the hamster is alive and well, but with one less leg.
When father in law returned from his truck trip, and heard about “the incident,” he flipped out. I mean, back in 1978 that kinda money would’ve bought about 25 hamsters!