Ava checking him out for the first time
Here is the newest addition to our family. He is a Winter White Hamster. No he isn't food for the snakes!! I actually got him for my classroom but I will be bringing him home on weekends and breaks. Chris and I wanted to get one for Ava back during the summer, but after I held one at PetSmart and he jumped out of my hand onto the floor we decided we should wait until she got a little older. However my kids at school bambooselled me into getting one for them. I have had several class pets in the past but this is my first hamster. He is really cute and sweet. Chris and I have both held him a lot today and he has done great. He just sniffs around in your hand and sits and watches. I don't plan on letting my kids handle him but I would like for me to be able to hold him in the classroom. His name is Mr.Jimmy after our favorite custodian at school. Hopefully I won't regret this decision when I take this poor little furry creature into a room of 21 3rd graders!! We practiced all week with a cage full of Zhu Zhu pets to make sure we were ready for a class pet. I know my class will be super excited about Mr. Jimmy!!! I will try to post pictures next week of my kids with their new friend.