Like many other children, I too had a pet hamster. A sweet, funny little guy named Hammie.
Hammie was very smart with a social outgoing personality. He even learned to do some tricks.
One of his favorite tricks was standing on his hind legs and begging for food until his cheek pouches were so full he couldn’t stand up anymore.
When out of his cage Hammie would follow me around the apartment. When I stood still he would climb up my leg and back and onto my shoulder where he could get a better view of things. He also liked to snuggle by my neck.
Of course, there was the inevitable night when Hammie popped the latch on the cage door and spent the night exploring things on his own. After searching everywhere, he was finally found hiding behind the refrigerator and had to be coaxed out with sunflower seeds...his favorite food.
Hammie the hamster will always have a special place in my heart.