Kim Huat from Jurong called to confirm he was coming over to our home to adopt our hammies. He was calling from Lakeside MRT station, so he would take quite a while to arrive.
Though he planned to come at 8:30pm it was worth the wait when he did arrive at 10:40pm with his lady partner, about the same time Wifey returned from the shop. They met at our front door before I heard the door bell rang.
The couple came to choose the hamsters they wanted... 3 pairs of males and females.
"Are you sure you want them to breed?" was the question I ask because it will be a great responsibility when you have more than a handful of hammies under your care.
I reminded them that we started off with just a pair... we did not know the gender then as both were small and we really could not differentiate between a male and a female until it was too late.
Kim Huat was confident that he will be able to control and "keep the population explosion low". He intended to separate them once the couple gave birth.
He sounded to have a good plan, so I wished them both good luck... at least I warned them about the "Gremlin-touch-water" effect we had experienced.
While they were choosing, we exchanged experiences of caring for the hamsters... the type of bedding, sand baths, kinds of food and cleaning methods.
They both chose the ones they wanted and left happily with the 3 couples. As we bid them goodbye. I felt a little sad to see our hammies go... but as long as they have good and caring new owners who are crazy about them, I am most happy.
They both love hamsters so it will be great for the hammies!
So... to date, how many have been adopted so far? Let me "count the ways..."
- Ms Summer adopted 10 hammies on 10-March at our home.
- Madam Ros adopted 2 hammies on 25-March at Tampines MRT.
- Mr KimHuat adopted 6 hammies on 27-March at our home.
Neither was I to give-up the two of Wifey's favourites. Though we love each and everyone of our hammies, we have our own favourites too:
- Angie and Wanda are Wifey's
- Starry, Icy and Darcy are our Son's
- Biggy is mine.
They can never stay still a moment for the camera... the photos always turn out fuzzy. I think I need to pick up some animal-photography tips from George and Anne from Lopez Island Life.