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June 20th, 2013, 08:47 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
My brother got my son (with our permission) a hamster last year for his 3rd birthday. While it wasn't a bad idea, DS really couldn't have cared less about little Dash, and the stupid fuzzball liked to bite and wasn't into any of the "toys" I bought for him. Dash went to the great wheel in the sky last week (or maybe 2 weeks ago now), which is about 11 months after we got him. James was sad for about 5 minutes and hasn't mentioned him again, even when walking RIGHT by all the equipment in the garage multiple times.
DS *think* he wants a dog. I sure as heck don't want a dog. We could barely get DS to help us feed the hamster or watch him in his hamster ball while we cleaned the cage, so actual responsibility is a ways off yet. I'd consider getting fish in the next year or two because they are also cheap and easy, though cleaning the tank is such a pain.
I prefer no pets- not for a looooong while! The kids can have pet rocks.
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