Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hamster Shame

Warning: this blog is about some VERY HEAVY Pet Karma.

When I was in high school my sister was in college. She pet sat a hamster named  Guido.  She brought it home for the weekend.  It was an apricot hamster.  While it spent the weekend with us we gave it Shaklee alfalfa tablets for a treat.  Some how this event make a strong impression on me because when I went off to college, I purchased an Apricot Hamster and kept it in my dorm room.  I don't recall if I named him Guido.  He made noise at night when I was trying to sleep.  Somehow the reproduction of the hamster at college scenario did not come off as I had hoped.  College is not the place to retreat into rodent relationships.  It is the time to make friends and have fun with people.  I must have felt shy and lonely and thought a hamster would give me solace.

What does a young woman do when she encounters difficulties?  Well, I went to my father.  My father had no affection for rodents.  He instructed me to bag the little guy, with a stone and toss him into the Church pond.  (I attended Ithaca College in 1979- there was a pond by the churches, might still be there.)  I did not bond with the hamster, he was a nuisance to me.  I am ashamed of my actions and sad that this whole experience happened.

This is a true confession blog entry.  I drowned the hamster, gangster style.  I confided in my roommate and she told enough people.  Enough so that I received looks.  It was near Christmas break.  I decided to quit my Ithaca College life and take classes at the community college in secretarial studies.

Maybe I should have taken courses on moral development.

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