We are a "family with a pet" no more.
We lost Lilly up in Utah.
We decided she deserved to come spend the month with us up there since she was such a good gal. But she did one of her Houdini stints and escaped. She's now either making friends with the occasional mice my parents deal with, or she's enjoyed some of the "special" food my parents have left out for those mice, and is now hanging out in hamster heaven.
I was the only one who missed her at first. I was kinda attached to how much the kids loved her....and the idea that we had a pet. That made me happy.But I've come to grips...the absence of all the hamster paraphernalia, and mostly the hamster smell, is something I could get used to.
We'll see how long it lasts.