I've not blogged for a few days - partly because of continuing thunderstorms and being too busy with apartment overhaul. After a quiet weekend and bedtime close at hand, I was in my bedroom doing some things and Kay (my house-mate and best friend)called to me from the living room. When I came in and saw her standing next to the sliding glass door to the patio looking down, I naturally came over and looked down too. There was a critter running along the doorframe.
It was a hamster.
We could not believe our eyes. But that's what it was - a hamster. The golden-white color variety. It took us about 10 minutes to actually catch the thing and then create a makeshift residence for it. I gave it some water and cat food as I don't normally keep hamster food handy.
It's very cute but what the hell am I going to do with it? You can't take it to the pound. I can't give it to the pet store up the street as I do not know how long it has been outside and what it might have disease wise. I plan on putting up some signs in nearby buildings to see if someone's hamster got loose. I tend to think that someone just got tired of it or moved and let it loose in the backyard.
We get skunks, possums, foxes, chipmunks, moles and other critters visiting our patio in the evening hours but a hamster is a first.