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So my other half reluctantly bought me a little Russian hamster for xmas - he was pretty against it as he says that they're vermin. I explained that if we lived in our own house with a garden and I didn't have to work, then maybe we'd have a cat or dog but all the time we are in a second floor flat, it wouldn't be fair so this was the alternative.

Needless to say the two are now very good friends - Pickle has a lovely nature, he enjoys being picked up for cuddles and interacting with us. However we had a little 'incident' recently and I thought little Pickle was a gonna!

We came back from our holiday, my neighbour had been keeping an eye on Pickle. When I got home and checked on him, he had what looked like 2 massive blisters hanging out of his mouth!:( I was gobsmacked and called the vet to arrange an appointment. Turns out it was one of his pouches hanging out. I had to sign a consent form for surgery on the understanding that as Pickle is so small, he might not make it :blush:

Anyway, thankfully the poor little mite made it through and now you'd never know he's ever undergone 'major' surgery! Only the other day, I went to get him out of his 'burrow box' that we made him to discover he was missing. I called him and the little so & so came running from under the coffe table, all pleased with himself!

It's amazing really that something so small can bring so much comfort & amusement - he's great and even Simon has warmed to him (despite the £70 vets bill - yep, you read it right, £70 for a little hamster to have surgery!)

I must work out how to upload a picture of him.....

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Pickle sounds like quite a character :) My kids would like a hamster of some sort too but I think that if he escaped and was under the coffe table Glen would probably have him for breakfast or squash him wanting to play :eek:

I hope he doesn't cause any more major scares of vet's bills.

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Pickle sounds like a hoot.:rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:

I have 2 African Grey Birds and the one curses better then you and I put together.

Needless to say he makes me smile.:hehe:

When company comes over he is topic of conversation.

Now my friends call and ask if they can come see Sedrick............um what about me???:wink2::wink2::wink2:
 

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Hi Amanda!

I'm glad Pickle has brought you so much pleasure. We had mice at one point growing up. Their names were Eek and Squeak. :lol:

Hopefully the little guy will stay out of trouble for a while!

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And we thought we had it bad...

Aww, I am so glad he made it through. Even the tiniest of pets can bring so much pleasure. They all have suvh characters, the do not care that we are different, they just love us for who we are, and they give us unconditional love. take care and ejnoy, Love Rosie
 
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