Monday, October 6, 2008

Don't Condemn Mei-Mei!

So the big news today is that the American Academy of Pediatrics is recommending that children under the age of 5 not have certain pets such as hedgehogs, lizards, and hamsters. HAMSTERS?!

Mei-Mei is a fancy hamster that joined our family a few weeks ago (DH says we're not ready for a dog yet). She is the most docile, sweetest little rodent I've ever met, and yes, I've had hamsters before. The kids adore her, especially when she's rolling around in her little ball. Child #2 especially loves Mei-Mei (and remember, Child #2 is about to turn 3). Both kids are religious about washing their hands after touching Mei-Mei and I'm actually quite vigilant about cleaning her cage.

We can't imagine giving our sweet little hammy up - even if the American Academy of Pediatrics says we should.

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