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April 29, 2002

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Joey, Biscuit, the Pet of the Day
Name: Joey, Biscuit
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Hamsters
Home: Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
   These adorable fluffies are the baby pictures for our two brother hamsters, Joey (left) and Biscuit (right). Joey has banded charcoal colouring, while Biscuit is a banded honey blonde. They have a whole section of my website for their very own which has tons of pictures and tidbits about their lives.

    My husband gave me all my hamster stuff last year as Christmas gifts, and then we went out to pick these guys out. They were still living with their other brothers (and probably cousins and strangers as well) in the "dollar bin" at our local PetSmart. They had just about reached snake food age, but we did not want them to be sacrificed, and so chose them instead of the younger ones. They were about two months old then. Their first night they spent together snuggling in one cage, but brotherly disagreements being what they are, we decided it would be in their best interest to make them solitary bachelors. They have not minded since. They live a happy life and enjoy our playing with them and having photo sessions. They make me happy, and all my husband needs to do is give me a hamster to make me smile. It works for him as well, as he very much enjoys having a hamster sleep in his pocket while he does homework. Just to watch them live their happy hammie lives, exploring the house in their balls, inspecting our new cat, or snuggling in our arms as they take the tiniest breaths and yawn before settling in, makes them worth having as part of our family.

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