At the weekend, we brought home a wee hamster. He’s still in his transition phase from old home to new home, but he’s doing well, spending hours on his wheel, and snuffling around his new home. He’s got loads of space, a box for digging in, tubes, a seesaw, chew toys, straw and more straw for hiding, three (!) kinds of substrate for texture and almost no plastic involved, which makes me very happy.

His Majesty Scruffy-Bob Aurelus is a healthy, tame hamster, and my daughter adores him. Set the alarm for 6am this morning just to watch him for a bit. Scruffy-Bob slept the entire time.

Our thanks to Sarah, who fostered him, and Cat for organising us. <3