It was a big mistake to go into the petshop last night. =.=" In fact in the daytime, I had already went to PLC, but later in the evening I went to Pet Safari again. To look for the wooden house which Reverie had asked me to (sadly there is no discount for the house she wanted). Right when we stepped in, we saw an all-white baby ham running around actively. Both co-owner and me exclaimedly in union: "Mochi!!!!!" We were just very attracted to this little twerp. It's different from the rest of them pearl whites because everyone had their dorsal strips while this twerp totally didn't have any.
"Look like a very young Mochi."
After looking at the price of the house in dismay, I stepped out of the shop ready to go home when co-owner pulled me back to the little twerp.
Co-owner: "Honey, you look at him." *expressed deep interest*
Me: "So? We have 12 mousey in da house!"
Co-owner: "Where got 12?"
Me: "Oreo and Nibs is with us now!"
Co-owner: "Look at this poor mousey."
There sat the little twerp in one corner looking in a daze. All the rest of them babies had companions and were happily cuddling together, but this little one curled around alone far from everyone. Looking closely, we found one of his ears had a fresh red wound. We decided to leave the shop but after making a step forward, we returned back and decided to bring him back home with us.
The wound at his ear was not all that I found out. Later in the night, I found out that we really bought a defective hamster. This little twerp has vestibular disease syndrome. He was running around in circles the whole night and his head was not straight. This hamster defect is commonly known as 'head tilt' which either results from infections or stroke. It usually will cause the hamster to run in circles (known as circling) and tripping ocassionally due to instability.
So. That is why I just have this very strong intuition to buy you home right from the start when I saw you. Well, after knowing your defects, I realised that you are really destined to stay with us. :)
"Doesn't he look like Mochi?"