The 18th birthday must be the pet birthday, because not only did her best friend ask me if she could buy her a goat for her birthday (answer: no place to keep it outside as Wakeman bans goats and marsupials outdoors, apparently, and I'll be goddamned if I'm having a goat in my house...), Elizabeth got not one, but TWO hamsters for her birthday.
One hamster she is keeping in her room. This hamster is all sugar and spice and everything nice and is named Bean. She enjoys long walks on her hamster wheel and looks a bit like the devil when she has her pictures taken due to the red eye, but over all...well, she's a fucking hamster-y hamster. Not much going on here.
Reggie, however...totally different story.
That little fucker has taken crazy and elevated it to a whole new level the way that Donald Trump has elevated a bad hair day to a whole new level. She (yes, Reggie is a she...apparently she was already named when Elizabeth received her. And had been almost killed by a cat. More on that later...but point is, don't be so goddamned judgemental. Jesus.) is bat shit, certifiably, and undisputedly crazy.
She's a dwarf hamster, which means that she looks more like a mouse than a hamster and is seriously like three inches long. And before you go all, "Oh, that sounds adorable! Stop exaggerating the Satan that is present in this adorbs little rodent" let me tell you...possessed by the devil doesn't even cover it. That little shit runs around her cage and evades capture like the best of terrorists. She seriously makes Forrest Gump look like he's taking a leisurely Sunday stroll. She makes this God-awful squeak too when you try to pick her up, like the hounds of Beelzebub are escaping from her larynx. She climbs up the side of the cage like a character from the Matrix, and I honestly think that she may be plotting my death in a way that makes that sucker fish look like he just wants to give me a hug vs strangling me.
Charlie convinced me, against my better judgment, to take her out of her cage and put her in that hamster ball and let her run around her bedroom. I am now firmly convinced that Reggie is holding that humiliation against me and is going to slowly disembowel me because of it. I went to go and put her back in her cage (and mind you, it took us a solid half hour to get her in the fucking ball to begin with...I apparently cannot take a hint...) and she leaps from the ball to the top of her cage, and then down to the floor. Again, the cage is on top of a nice tall dresser. She possesses Satan ninja skills.
Satan in an orange ball. Look at her glaring...
In her defense, she has had a near death experience with a cat when she had escaped from her cage at her previous owner's houe. That being said...while I am not one to judge people on their mental health symptoms, she is beyond what one would see from a traumatized hamster. She is just pure evil and likes to mind fuck you while darting around like a meth-addicted gnat.
That fucking hamster then proceeded to hide for about 45 minutes in their room. She kept running away and hiding and then stopped running and just kept hiding behind the bookshelf and I couldn't move it so I had to wait. And fear that she was going to come at me like some kind of tiny spider-monkey like killer and gnaw my nose off.
We finally did capture that little shit. She's currently in her cage and she just GLARES at me when I walk past.
Fuck. I think we found Charlie the perfect pet.