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January 3, 2009

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Hammi, the Pet of the Day
Name: Hammi
Age: Six months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Teddy Bear Hamster
Home: New York, USA
   Hello. I'd like to honor my Long-haired Teddy Bear Hamster, his name is Hammi. I bought him at Petco in August 2008. At first he was scared of us and he was chewing the box. Our car broke down in the parking lot and that didn't help one bit. We had to bring him back into the store because it was very hot and if he got direct sunlight, it can shorten hamsters' lives. My grandpa picked us up and drove us home. We had ordered the cage online so it was already there.

    As soon as we got home and tried to pet him, he bit me. It wasn't his fault, though, because I stuck my finger in his mouth and I was feeding him carrots. Not long after that, I brought him to a hamster ball derby. Everybody was holding their hamsters and I didn't because I was still afraid. After weeks and weeks of training, though, I tamed him. He is the softest thing ever. I got him treats and he loved them. Now Hammi and I are the bestest friends in the Seven Seas. He has brought joy to my life. My parents and I think he's six months old and I am eight years old.

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