Meet Zipper!

Meet Zipper!

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.

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Comments (8)

  1. alexus_jenkins

    Aww So cute!

    July 13, 2014
    1. alishaquigley

      She’s so adorable!

      July 13, 2014
  2. pickingupthepieces724

    Omg! She’s so cute! I’ve always been afraid of them but this picture makes me want one

    July 14, 2014
    1. alishaquigley

      Certain breeds are nicer than others. Do NOT get a russian dwarf, those little assholes bite like crazy. Teddy or Fancy hamsters are really nice. Zipper is in the dwarf family so she’s really tiny. No need to be afraid of them, is it something about them, or are you afraid you’d accidentally hurt one because they’re such small animals?

      July 14, 2014
      1. pickingupthepieces724

        Well I touched one once and they’re so delicate I’m afraid to even hold them! But initially I was afraid because I’m terrified of anything from roaches and bugs to mice and rats and they would remind me of mice and I’m scared they are going to bite me

        July 14, 2014
        1. alishaquigley

          Well you do have to be careful that you don’t squeeze them. But they’re generally nice animals. They may nip from time to time, but most don’t truly bite like latch on won’t let go kind of bite. Russian dwarfs do. But if you started with like a Fancy breed, they’re larger so you would probably feel less nervous about accidentally hurting it.

          July 14, 2014
          1. pickingupthepieces724

            I might just go to a pet shop and pet them and carry them a couple times just to decide lol I like animals though, and I’ve been wanting a pet. More a cat, but I’m not allowed in the house I live in, so I have to wait

            July 14, 2014
            1. alishaquigley

              I think a hamster is a reasonable compromise if you can’t have a cat/dog. They’re much less needy than ferrets and rabbits. Just make sure you socialize it by getting it out and handling it.

              July 14, 2014