In our house, we currently have a 12 year old wiener dog and he is our only pet! The thing is, I love animals…really, I do. I love our dog and I have loved and cared for him since he was a puppy. We have had a couple of beta fish but other than that, no pets have entered our family’s home. It’s not that I don’t want them, I just know that my husband or I will have to be the ones to take care of them. So when our nine year old asked us the other day for a HAMSTER…I blurted out “did you know hamster moms sometimes eat their babies??” My husband just looked at me in shock. I don’t know what was wrong with me, it just kind of came out. My daughter said…”Ummmm EWWWWW, no hamster then Mommy, that is GROSE and made this face” lol
Suffice it to say, maybe not the best approach, but it worked. End of hamster having story.