🐹 Hamster Diaries 🐹
This is me in my travel pod. People say it looks like a spaceship. It even flies! At least, it feels like flying but actually it is just dangling from Big Hands's hand.
I went to the vet in my pod last Saturday. Here's what happened:
When I curl up in my nest & have nice sleeps, I wake up & I'm all winky with a winking eye. My left eye stays closed when I want it to be open.
Big Hands was very cruel & laughed at me with my winky eye. But then she said she would wash it so it would stop winking.
Hamsters like to wash themselves. So it was very undignified to have my eye washed by Big Hands. She held me securely & dabbled my eye with wet cotton wool.
Hamsters do not like wet. Wet goes on our fur & makes it all spiky and undignifiable. Its very upsetwetting. & my spiky fur made Big Hands laugh at me. She's very cruel.
Anyway, I was still waking up winky, so Big Hands said it was time to go to the vet. Out came the travel pod, & Big Hands put some exciting treats in it for enticements. Then I was enticed & I climbed inside.
Then we were off. Wiggle my whiskers! The big wide world is FULL OF SNIFFS! I was very sniffy all the way to the vets.
At the vets there were snuffles & purrs & whines, & Big Hands said they were cats & dogs. They sniffed very excitingly, & I wanted to come out of my pod & play with them. But Big Hands said no, on account of big dog teeths & cat claws.
The vet was very nice & complimentary. She said it was very nice to see such a happy, healthy hamster. So I was pleased. I am a very fine hamstery specimen.
But, this is the difficult thing. The vet gave me some eye drops. They were eye-wateringly expensive for Big Hands, & eye-wateringly wettening for me & my eyes & fur. Big Hands says if I wriggled less, I would get less wetness of the fur. It is very difficult.
Big Hands laughs at my wet fur. She says it looks like big curling hamster eyelashes, & it's very stylish.
I have to have eyedrops twice a day, & I do lots of wriggling too.
But Big Hands explained that if the eyedrops work, I will stop waking up winking. So that is good. I would like that.