||Two years old|
bought Kalli at four weeks old from a pet shop, that was almost two
years ago. She was so small at the time... But she was beautiful, with
cream colored fur, and big black eyes... I knew I had to have her. A few
months earlier, my hamster of more than three years passed away in his
sleep. I was devastated. I didn't get Kalli to replace my other
hamster... I got her to keep me company. After spending nineteen years
under the comfort of my parents... I was moving away to start a new life
of my own.
Kalli is like no other hamster I've ever seen. Every night I take her
out of her cage and we either spend quality time watching tv, or surfing
the net. A lot of the times, Kalli would fall peacefully asleep in my
hand or lap... Something I never saw in my other hamsters. One night,
she escaped from her cage without me knowing. She woke me up by
scratching the door to my room to let me know she was lost. I picked her
up by the door, and took her back to her home, (her cage was two doors
down in another room).
Kalli also survived a 3000-mile road trip with me when the air force
stationed me allll the way out in Southern California. Along the way, I
snuck her into my hotel rooms every night, so she wouldn't get too cold
at night. She even spent some time in quarantine when entering
California. Now, she stays with me in my dorm room, keeping me company
when I think I'm alone. As we speak, I'm in my room with her now...
and tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I can't make it home to see my family for
christmas because I can't afford it right now... And this will be the
first time in twenty years that I've been away from my family for
A few people asked me, "Why not just get rid of that hamster, instead of
traveling with her... Isn't she just a nuisance?" I just have to say,
Kalli is the only one to move three times with me, and she never
complains. I'm glad I have her, I'm never alone. And I know I need her
in my life just as much as she needs me.
P.S. Kalli is short for California... The name in which I gave her
before I had any idea i'd be stationed in california. Some things are
too strange to question.
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