Sooo, this adorable little ball of fuzz is Zipper, she's a Robovorski, the smallest of the dwarf breed of hamsters. She's also insanely fast and active- sadly, this means we can't get her out and let her run on the couch because she's too fast.
Our other hamster Bucket died on Thursday, and basically he was the one cat's "pet"- it sounds like it would be bad, but Twister would honestly just sit there and watch him run around. There were a few times she swiped at him, but generally didn't go into predator/hunter mode. Well, we went through this before actually, we had a hamster when we got Twister and she loved watching it, and after it died, she actually got really depressed and would lay there next to the empty cage and just stare with this sad far away look in her eyes. So we had to get another one, but my mom drew the line after that.
Like almost 3 years ago, my aunt brought Bucket up with her from NC and left him with us. Which is how we ended up with hamsters again. Twister has been sad since he died, and has been going over and staring in the empty cage.
I think she likes Zipper a lot more, especially because we had to get a tank for her because she's so little and hamster can squeeze through really small spaces, so it's a really clear view to watch Zipper run back and forth.
Make note: Zipper is VERY appropriately named.
Anyway, on another happy note, I've skyped with Elliott twice now. Justin and I have joked that I just need to find a straight version of him, and I'll have a great guy for life. But I don't think either of us actually thought I'd find a straight version of Justin, and Elliott is rather close. But it's so crazy how I feel about Elliott. There's definitely a connection that we both feel. But the biggest thing, is when he says I'm a beautiful woman, I actually believe him and just accept the compliment. Any time anyone else tells me, I'm just like "okay yeah they're just saying it to be nice". Not with Elliott. I really can't wait to meet him. We brushed the topic of what we think of long distance relationships but don't plan to really discuss it until after meeting.