Whew. I’ve been getting frustrated with the Hamster Forum I frequent for a few reasons. One of which is the surge of newcomers with tiny cages. Who ask for advice or not but are nonetheless given the minimum measurements for the hamster cage standards and even suggestions of cheapest options to go about that and STILL they flat out ignore it all and post proudly their most gruesome torture chambers to sock their hamster away in. Then when everyone has their jaw to the floor they moan and groan about how mean everyone is because we don’t think their cage is AWESOME.
Same ole excuses:
I don’t have enough money.
I don’t like how bin cages look.
It won’t match my furniture.
I must have pink (or purple).
And then despite the reasons of not having enough money they continue on with post after post of all this stupid crap they buy their hamsters and OH — continue buying MORE hamsters.
But also I find myself quite lonely there. In a forum full of people I feel strangely disliked. I am not sure what it is but I haven’t seemed to make even one friend there. I see so many really just hitting it off. I dunno. It’s a good thing I have my little blog here. I adore my hamsters even if it feels like my hammys are the least liked over there as well. 😦 And I can stick to just posting about their exploits here instead of there from now on. It will save me much much time. I’ve learned so much at that forum that I will forever be in their debt. Forever grateful. And continue to recommend them because though I used the term “disliked” I don’t mean that I was mistreated or spoken to rudely in anyway. Just that I cannot seem to make friends while other big posters do. It’s high school all over again. With the cliques I suppose. I’ve been tempted to express my gratitude in the community lounge and bid them farewell on a few occasions. Not that I wouldn’t read up on new posts there but that I would no longer be posting. But that would prompt too many questions if anyone cared to ask them. And I don’t want to be negative or stir up unnecessary drama! That is so not me. It would just seem strange to just disappear from there …but then again …it probably won’t matter. I guess I am so sad that I am lonely and have few friends and my love (obsession) with hamsters made me feel I found a place to fit in.
I think I’m taking it much too personally but I suppose I have issues that stem from childhood and this rolling stone lifestyle I live in where I cannot seem to keep friendships. Meaningful ones. Isolation such as mine starts to play with your mind and emotions.
Well, I have several posts I want to make in the upcoming days.
The play pens!
The hamster room!
A story about a beautiful abuse survivor named Marshmellow (a red eyed white SH Syrian) who I might get to meet soon!