Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Year of the Hammies - Be a responsible owner

Hey Doggies, for those of you who know about the chinese zodiac, the Year of the Hammie is coming soon. I know that it'll be very appealing to buy hammies or mice or gerbil to keep or give as gifts as they are really cute and the prices are not expensive.



But before you go get that hammie, please stop to think if you are able to commit first. Even for a small animal like a hammie, there still is alot of things you have to be responsible for, for it's well being. Please read this to check if you are ready for a pet.



And no matter what animal you have gotten this year (hammie or dog or cat), please be a good owner by not abandoning your pet. The poor animal have little chance of surviving if you throw it out.



So stop and think first before you go get that new pet ok.



It's not a bad item to get a cute stuffy instead if you can't afford the time to commit to a real pet.



Remember, a pet is for life (photo taken from ava website)



PS, we have a new DWB birthday/event calender, go here to see the details

31 comments:

Peanut said...

What a great reminder girl girl. We are lucky we are so loved

Comet and BLU said...

Thanks for sending out such a great message. We couldn't imagine anyone wanting to abandon you.
Comet and BLU

chiyo said...

that is a great message for everyone!! even a little hammie like you can think responsibly, why can't hoomans do the same?

love..
chiyo

Joe Stains said...

what a great post girl girl!

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Thank you for thinking about all of us! We are the lucky ones who have loving homes. We don't think Eil will ever abandon you but, if she does, you can come live with us. Besides, you won't want to be around when Opy opens that can of Whoopa$$ on anyone who abanadons a pet.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Asta said...

GirlGirl
That is a vewy impowtant wemindew!!! I'm so glad you said that..A pet is fow life..not and accesowy, but a membew of youw family..uyou do not thwow them away, and if you can't take cawe of them, you shouldn't get them!!! You awe so vewy smawt..I love you!
smoochie kisses,Asta

Aniemother said...

You're absolutely right, Girl Girl! People often get pets without actually knowing what they require, and that's really sad!

Tiny hugs,
the WriggleButts

Luckie Girl said...

That is true Girl Girl. There was this advertisement on TV for a bank and they showed that the credit card could buy many gifts for our loved ones. One of the so called gifts was a basket of cute puppies. How horrible! Doesn't seem to be driving home the right message huh?

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

This is a great post. We hope that everyone will get the message that you are sending.

Love
Boy n Baby

Amber-Mae said...

You're a good spokeshammie, GG! You are sooo right! Don't get a pet if you can't take care of one or if you're not that interested in it in the 1st place.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Simba said...

Very good advice Girl girl. Even little hammies need lots of care and attention.

Simba xx

Simba said...

Very good advice Girl girl. Even little hammies need lots of care and attention.

Simba xx

Harry said...

Very sensible advice there Girl Girl.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Stella said...

Girl Girl!

That is a great public service announcement and a good reminder. I can't imagine Eil ever thinking of throwing YOU out! She loves you so much.

You know, my hooman girl has thought about getting a hammie, but knows that with hairy Stanley & I, and especially Merv, she didn't think it would be a good idea. So, we watch you instead.

Goobery love & kissies,
Stella

Maggie & Mitch said...

Well said, Girl girl! Everyone wants to be loved!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Girasol said...

Yeah, we have the right to be loved and get a lot of treats...toys...more treats...

Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

hi Girl girl...
i love this book.. and the message.
tank you
a big hug

Ferndoggle said...

That is an excellent reminder for all pet owners. Thanks for the PSA!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Daisy said...

Girl Girl, I am very proud of you for sending this important message. You are a very good hamster.

ilovepearly said...

Thats a cute book.

Kats_Kritters said...

thanks for such an important post... too many people get pets but dont know what theyre getting into.. in the end, the animal suffers.

Kats_Kritters said...

thanks for such an important post... too many people get pets but dont know what theyre getting into.. in the end, the animal suffers.

Luc & Remy said...

What a nice post, GG! You are so right. Mom said she heard on the news today that many animal shelters are feeling the mortgage foreclosures as people abandon their pets when they have to leave their house. That is so sad.

Jan said...

Very good information!

jans funny farm

Ben_Benjamin said...

GG, this is a great post!!! 4 paw up for you!!!

Lorenza said...

Hi, Girl Girl!
Thanks for your post! Sure is important that humans think before get a pet!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Holly said...

GREAT message GG!! It happens way too much, all OVER the world! And it is very sad.

Holly

The Brat Pack said...

What a pawsome post, we couldn't agree more!!!

cook said...

Great message, Hammie girl. My mom agrees completely. There are lots of us in this house, but we're not going anywhere!!

cook said...

Great message, Hammie girl. My mom agrees completely. There are lots of us in this house, but we're not going anywhere!!

Hana said...

Girl Girl, that is a very good reminder about pets. Pets are for forever. Thanks for passing the word to everyone!