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Hamster Tails #3: No photo? No problem!

by wiffy on October 23, 2008

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When HH forum member mikachewie saw Meeko’s ad on Pet Finder, she does not even know what Meeko looks like … but not that it matters anyway, because she already has her mind set on adopting Meeko!

Little does mikachewie knows what she has gotten herself into – a super tame hamster, a whole lot of happiness, and the great sense of satisfaction that comes with adopting. Looks like someone has caught the adoption bug! ;p

Read the full inspiring story, written by mikachewie herself.

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“In a world that forgets that hamsters are amazing companions and not just expendable pets for young children, I managed to save one and it felt good.”

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I was perusing PetFinder when I came across Meeko at Animal Care & Control (ACC). I couldn’t help but immediately inquire because ACC is no place for a dog or a cat, let alone a hamster. They had no pictures of him, just a description. I went ahead and sent them a message to see if they’d allow me to adopt him. I didn’t really care what shape he was in or what he looked like, as long as he came home with me. They responded and told me that Meeko & another hamster had been dropped off carelessly in front of a pet store in a box during the day. Since Meeko was male, the store refused to keep him, and he was sent off to ACC.

“They had no picture of him, just a description … I didn’t really care what shape he was in or what he looked like, as long as he came home with me.”

meekocute3 I arrived on August 7 08 to pick Meeko up. I was surprised to see a beautiful albino male sitting in a bed of carefresh. He was in a 5 Gallon tank, open top, with cats around him. His cage smelled atrocious. In fact, 6 days later he is still retaining some of the smell, though, with time, it’s starting to lift from his fur. I didn’t notice a wheel or a hiding spot – just food, water, and a chew toy. ACC don’t have space to accommodate hamsters, so I can’t say I was surprised. I filled out all of the paperwork and paid $5.

“I got home and found out you can pluck him straight from his cage or let him walk onto your hand and expect no bite.”

meeko_butt The girl who was handling him said he had been “nippy” and I assumed it meant he wasn’t tame. It turns out to be far from the truth, as I got home and found out you can pluck him straight from his cage or let him walk onto your hand and expect no bite. He loves his wheel and his little TV and he’s about as sweet as anything. He managed to steal my heart and my plan to foster him while I find him a good home failed miserably. I can’t give him up. I love my little Meeko and it was an amazing experience to adopt and save him. In a world that forgets that hamsters are amazing companions and not just expendable pets for young children, I managed to save one and it felt good.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 dusty October 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm

Great story! Meeko is so adorable and I’m glad you got him. :)

2 Ippo October 23, 2008 at 2:45 pm

These hamster tails are so sweet!
It’s a good way to encourage readers to adopt :-)

3 fufiche October 23, 2008 at 4:15 pm

:) I’m so glad you saved him. I love those big ruby eyes! He is such a cutie pie!:) And I just loved the story!

4 DolphinDreamer October 27, 2008 at 6:00 am

Awww, that is such a good story. I am glad that you saved him! :) He is so cute!

5 mousyblack December 2, 2008 at 10:58 pm

Albino hamster! cool! he looks really cute. does he still live? :)

6 coco January 22, 2012 at 10:20 pm

I have a hamster too and his name is coco. It is a good and happy story even though it was short. Your sweet little albino is adorable.

7 HamsterGuy10001 December 2, 2014 at 10:06 am

It’s so cute with those red eyes! <3

8 HamsterGuy10001 December 2, 2014 at 10:07 am

I like white hamsters :)

9 HammyLover22 December 10, 2014 at 2:11 am

Awww, so cute! My hammy, Eve just passed so I am hoping to get another one. I hope I’m as lucky as you!

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