The Transfiguration

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Housemate of the Day #1086

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This is our new housemate, Catherine, who just moved in this evening with her roommate Jack. She was brought in rather stealthily, and I didn’t realize her presence until I later heard the clatter of her wheel from down the hall.

There’s a very distinct sound to hamster wheels, but you don’t realize it until you’ve heard it out of context. It’s amazing that hamsters know so instinctively what to do with the wheels – as if they could be found in nature, as rain-carved coconuts impaled on branches or as the skulls of chewed-out gourds.

It was surprisingly difficult to get a clear shot of her. Even when standing still, hamsters are even more kinetic than kittens. This is the best of twenty pictures, and it’s nothing but a snapshot. Perhaps sunlight will bring better luck.

We haven’t gotten to know Jack very well, yet, but that will change with time, to be sure. He’s had little Catherine for two years, and she seems to get along well with him, so he must be a good person.

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Written by Umbrella Man

September 13, 2011 at 1:53 am

Posted in animals

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  1. shoooooz

    Myles

    September 13, 2011 at 3:50 pm


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