Over six months ago now, back on November 16th, 2019, my son turned 9 years old. To my own surprise (still to this day), I agreed to let him get a male Syrian hamster as a pet.
Obviously, that meant that on November 16th, 2019, my son didn’t become the proud new owner of a pet hamster. Instead, I became the extremely reluctant new owner of a pet hamster.
After the first couple of weeks, during the initial 30 days period where the pet store would allow us to get a full refund, my son officially decided he wanted to take his birthday present. My son wasn’t attached and he didn’t want the responsibility.
But I just couldn’t do that to the little guy… I am referring to the hamster, here.
So I did some research on YouTube and learned what I needed to know to be a good hamster dad.
I bought a 20 gallon aquarium, instead of the stupid plastic toy one we originally bought. I taught myself how to hand-tame the hamster. I learned the importance of helping the hamster live in a feng shui environment; regularly placing new cardboard boxes in the his tank, and hiding food throughout his home.
And of course, I take him out every evening when when he wakes up, to play with him. (Syrian hamsters are nocturnal.)
To me, it’s undeniable I have become the best hamster dad in the state of Tennessee.
So it only made sense that I should use some of my “birthday budget” (my wife and I are faithful Dave Ramsey followers) to buy a t-shirt to express how proud I am to be a hamster dad.
On Amazon, I found this really cool one that has a man and a hamster fist bumping, with the caption reading, Best Friends for Life.
There’s a built-in joke in there: Syrian hamsters typically only live to be 2 or 3 years old.
So my goal is to celebrate these next couple of years and give this hamster the best life a hamster can have!
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