Monday, December 26, 2005
Today is Boxing Day in Canada. From all I can tell, it's just like the day after Thanksgiving in the US - lots and lots of sales and shopping. Normally we don't go out shopping on those heavy shopping days, because we just don't like fighting the crowd, but yesterday we gave our daughter all the stuff for a hamster - hamster condo with all the trimmings - and promised that she could go and get a hamster today. I told Wes when he got the idea that we'd have to go out shopping on Boxing Day! But did he care . . . then? He cared today! LOL We just parked wherever we could find a spot at the mall and hiked in. Beth found her perfect little hamster friend and we came home to install her in her new digs. She's a cute little beady-eyed critter (I willingly have a rodent living in my house - I must be crazy - if I found a mouse, I'd kill it!), a Russian dwarf hamster. Since she is Russian, Beth named her Sasha. So far she has made herself a bed in one of the little attachments to her house, and now that it's night, she's running around like an insane little critter. I think we'll enjoy her, once she gets used to us and lets us hold her. Beth will begin picking her up and petting her tomorrow. And that was our Boxing Day.