My daughter has decided she wants a hamster. I don't agree, for a number of reasons. Let me explain.
First, a hamster is a rodent. I freak out when rodents get into the house. Why should I escort one through the door.
Second, a hamster is a lot of responsibility. In my house, if you don't speak up, you don't get fed. If it were up to me, all our houseplants would be deceased. I am sure I will get stuck taking care of the hamster.
Third, I am worried she will get bored with the hamster. Rodents are not terribly warm and fuzzy. He will not be as fun as a cat or dog. Eventually, he will be as fascinating as a piece of furniture.
Fourth, I am worried the hamster will end up as a cat snack. We have two cats and they get ahold of any mouse that manges to break into my house. I can only imagine the hysteria if someone were to make a meal of the hamster.
So, I am putting her off, hoping she will lose interest in the hamster. Any suggestions on how to avoid it completely?