Mike and I got hamsters! They’re tiny and cute and I love them very much.
But getting the hams kind of started as a joke. Let me explain.
I’d been really wanting a new pet. For some reason I mentioned that while I was streaming one night (follow me on Twitch HERE! Shameless self-promotion), we started talking about pets and follower goals, and I just blurted out “AT THREE HUNDRED FOLLOWERS I’M GOING TO GET A NEW PET AND BUILD TUBE CITY”.
If you watch The Office, then you probably know what Tube City is. If you don’t, here’s a photo to explain it:
Long story short, people got excited, which got me excited, and then for the next two weeks I couldn’t shut up about getting a new pet. And then my excitement got Mike excited, and it all kind of snowballed, and we decided on a whim to just go get a new pet. It was actually his idea, so add that to the ever-growing list of why my boyfriend is the best guy in the whole world.
We had settled on getting a guinea pig because I’ve heard that they’re more friendly (it had nothing to do with the fact that I found a tiny backpack at the Vans store and wanted something big enough to wear the backpack. Nope. That definitely wasn’t part of my decision.) When we got to Petco, Mike got sucked into the cuteness of chinchillas and I got sucked into the cuteness of hamsters, but we decided against both because we don’t have room for a hyperactive chinchilla and I didn’t want to get the same exact pet that Jenna Marbles just got (oops).
There was this really disheveled, messy guinea pig with a mohawk down his back & naturally I really loved him because if you know anything about me, I’m a sucker for odd animals. But we decided to go check out the other Petco in town just for fun, and we saw these two hamsters and I’m not exaggerating when I say that I was crying in the store because they were making me laugh so hard. No hesitation, Mike was like “excuse me, we’ll take those two” and now they are ours and I love them.
Here are some vlogs involving the hammies!
And no, they don’t have names yet, honestly we just call them White Butt & Brown Butt.