||Nine months old|
is a special hamster because not only is he a friend to me, but
he is also a big brother. Eugene has always been loyal to his brother,
Dain, since the day we got them from a pet store. On days his brother
didn't want to get out of bed, Eugene would gather food to bring it back
to him. You can tell his cheeks are full of treats in this picture! He
is also like his younger brother's bodyguard, protecting him from
visitors to their habitat and scanning them to make sure that they are
okay people. When we have hamster races at my house, it seems that
sometimes Eugene just lets his brother win.
Eugene has also been a great pet for me. Most hamsters only wake up at
night, but Eugene gets up sometimes during the day just to play with me.
Some of my other hamsters would be cranky if I'd play with them during
the day, but not Eugene. He likes it when I stroke his back for him, he
will just pause there and let me pet him as long as I would like to.
Eugene also is very passionate about Cheerios; whenever I put one by him
it is instantly snatched up from my hands! He is upset that I have to
limit his Cheerio intake so much, but for his birthday he will get a
couple more than usual.
Eugene is a happy and energetic hamster and he loves to run in his
round-about ball. When he isn't running, he can usually be found
chomping away at a toilet paper roll in his habitat. He likes to sleep
in strange places, including under his wheel and on top of his food
dish. When we have guests over, I know it is okay for them to play with
Eugene, because he wouldn't ever hurt a soul. That is why I think Eugene
is one of the best pets ever!