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".