||One year old|
||Teddy bear hamster|
||Mineola, New York, USA|
Gangsta (Gangsta for short) is named after my friend's old
nickname Fancy, but he definitely doesn't live up to his name. Gangsta
is a very lazy and fuzzy little thing, he sleeps all day and runs in his
wheel all night (I'm still convinced that he just does it to keep me
up.) But when I wake him up and take him out of his cage he is the
sweetest, he will snuggle with anyone when they lay down and he makes
me laugh with his cute little dumfounded face, sometimes he will just
stand on his back legs with his "hands" kept to his chest and stare at
you until he feels that you're not a threat.
Though his name is Gangsta he's not very good with the ladies, his old
friend SeaWeed who used to live next to him didn't like his infrequent
visits, and tried to bite him any time he wanted to talk to her. And
even now his mouse friend Cowie that lives next to him tries the same thing.
Gangsta enjoys going out with me into town to meet friends (he stays in
a small tank in my backpack while I'm in stores) and stuffing
cheez-its and almonds into his giant cheeks when I tell him not to.
Gangsta is a great friend and I hope that he is with me for a long time more.