For some time DH has been saying that when the hamster (a surprise 'gift' from HIS MOTHER two years ago) died that was it no more pets. For the last week/10 days Flossie has been unwell and yesterday morning sadly passed away. She is now buried at the end of the garden with a suitably shaped rock as a headstone. Well immediately the children started asking for another hamster despite what they had been told. It took just 24 hours of them begging, pleading, wheedling and drawing pictures of cute little animals and asking for another hamster for him to give in and agree. Unfortunately the old cage was too chewed so this afternoon I have had to take two of the little angels into town to purchase a new cage etc. which has cost approximately five times as much as the actual hamster will LOL. Tommorrrow if DH can get home from work in time we are going to buy the new little furry thing.