Adopting another furry friend


Skylar Beckford, Reporter

From last November until recently, I’ve been wondering things like, “Should I get another pet?” and “Can I handle another responsibility?” Well, after a few months, the day finally came to make the big decision. About two days ago, my mom called me, saying she spotted a teddy bear hamster at a pet store. I quickly became intrigued and asked for a picture. Within minutes, she video chatted me. All I could see was this giant ball of fur, and immediately I fell. I couldn’t say no to such a cute face.

My previous hamster passed in November, so I wasn’t sure if I would ever get another hamster again. But, I tried to ignore the doubts, and I agreed to taking him in. I scrambled to get everything ready for him. I was really nervous, but a part of me was still very excited. I was sad in a way because it meant that I had to move on, but I was also happy because it meant I would have another pet to keep me motivated. (His adorable looks were a plus.)

The second my mom brought him through the front door, I felt my entire heart swell. He sat in his little carrier, squeaking and sniffing away. I could tell he was nervous, so I tried not to handle him too much right away. The first time I ever held him, I was astonished at how big he is. That night, I left him in his new home, and thankfully the next morning he was already warming up to me. I’ve since spent the last couple of days deciding on a name, and I have finally decided on Levi. I spend every day with him, playing with him and getting him more comfortable. He’s definitely full of energy and a little bit of a trouble maker, but that’s what makes him so fun to be around.