Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Boy Happens to Be a Girl


Remember Marguerite's hamsters, Buddy and Boy? I wrote about Marguerite finally giving them names here.  Btw, Boy's name has evolved to include the article "The" preceding it. That's how Marguerite refers to him-her, something like The Rock and The Situation. It caught on. Here's the breaking news. Now, I don't know who first said that the brown one was female and the gray one was male, but whoever it was (I suspect Mark), I took his word for it. Imagine my chagrin when I saw something that shouldn't have been there when Marguerite was playing with Buddy, holding her-him upside down and tickling her-him on the tummy (something that the hamsters do not appreciate, I think). I began to form a suspicion and to verify it, I got The Boy and flipped him-her upside down. Sure enough, his-her thing was missing. There obviously was a mix-up somewhere. I don't know whose fault it was, but I think I'll just go ahead and point the finger at Mark. So now, in effect, we have a female hamster whom we call "The Boy".

5 comments:

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

But in Mark's defense ;-) if I remember correctly - it's really hard to figure out if baby hamsters are little boys or little girls. When my youngest daughter was little, she had one that turns out was pregnancy and I remember spending many hours on Google studying the anatomy of a hamster..... Fortunately we figured it all out in time to keep from having more little hamsters!!

spinninglovelydays said...

Oh, that would be more shocking, to find out that your male hamster was pregnant, lol We were warned that they would start breeding in another month...

chubskulit said...

Hahahah naging tomoboy pa hamster lol..

The Kano said...

That's funny! Well, it's good to know that "The Boy"'s gender has been determined.

spinninglovelydays said...

I think I'll go check again to make sure, lol