Take me back to the “I must have a very small rodent as a pet” phase!
The year was 1979, I was 10 and my brother 13. I am proudly displaying for you my Teddy Bear Hamster “Teddy”. I lovingly raised Teddy from just a tiny little thing, he taught me many things including how to train him to be picked up, how to tell when he was sick and how to make sure he had food, water and a clean cage. Sadly Teddy also taught me about death, as hamsters only live about 2 years.
In the second picture my Brother is holding our gerbil “Bernard”. Where that name came from I don’t know! Bernard was sweet for a gerbil, letting you hold him most of the time but still teaching you to watch out for those lethal teeth that could chomp into your fingers unannounced at any time!!
So do your kids have or have they had pets? I know that will be coming for us some time soon!
Got some memories of you own posted??
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