The story of Stuart Little
Remember the story of Stuart Little? The little mouse that was adopted and then had to find his way back to his adoptive family after being abducted?
This weekend we had Stuart Little of some kind.
Hammie, Quintus’ hamster that actually lives in our room and is loved and fed by Tommie and myself, escaped this weekend.
I was so upset. I love that little thing. I felt SO bad. Especially after he already lost his leg. He is so sweet and I couldn’t see him surviving.
We found out he was missing yesterday afternoon. I knew he wasn’t impressed with me after I cleaned his cage and he normally hides away. It takes time to build a proper nest again! I decided yesterday that it’s time for him to come and make friends with us again but I couldn’t find him.
That’s when I saw it ….. a huge hole. He must have escaped and probably did so after I cleaned his cage. I was so so so so upset.
Tommie was convinced that he wouldn’t run away. He gets a lot of attention and he knows his food is in our room. We put food out for him and hoped that we would find him before Bella did.
Round about 11 last night, we heard Bella jump of the bed and chase something. Tommie woke me and said that he is SURE Bella had seen Hammie. We searched high and low, especially where she was sniffing around. Nothing.
I got back into bed … but then thought I should rather just look again. Up I get and in walks Hammie. As though he has been doing this for years and he just went for a walk and just got back home.
I was SO relieved!!!!!! I picked him up and ran outside to Tommie. Little thing was so hungry.
Thankfully Quintus doesn’t know about the whole ordeal.
I can’t believe we found him. Can’t believe he just came walking into the room….casual as if nothing happened.