Hamster Food Collection

Pet care in 2023 isn't easy lol. Here's my total collection of hamster food: The pink packages contain flax seed sprays which Etta especially prefers apparently. There's a story behind her having Waitrose monkey nuts too I'm not just a snob 😳, although she deserves the best ones! The basic premise behind hamster care when … Continue reading Hamster Food Collection

Hamster Enclosure Complete!

I've finally put it all together! And made a custom platform/ladder combination with wood from the unused shelves which came with the enclosure. It's all fitted together really satisfyingly. The metal thing dangling from the lid is for putting fresh vegetable chunks on, it's a fun way for them to get it :). I'm just … Continue reading Hamster Enclosure Complete!

Hamster Enclosure Painting

I've finally finished preparing my hamster enclosure (painting and varnishing it with pet-safe paints). It's really dragged out painfully over many days (12) due to a combination of having to manage OCD alongsideβ€” practising ERP to avoid feeding itβ€” and some trial and error and learning about painting wooden furniture. There were also some modifications … Continue reading Hamster Enclosure Painting

I’m Adopting An Older Hamster

I got an instagram account just so I could follow Happy Hamsters UK. I have to grit my teeth whilst using it though. This brief delve into social media has revealed a far-progressed and sophisticated digital dystopia. Anyway here are some pictures of a hamster named Etta whom I've reserved! I noticed she kept being … Continue reading I’m Adopting An Older Hamster

Hamster Preparations

I've made so much progress in sorting through my possessions and either selling them on eBay, giving them away through Freecycle or throwing them away if they weren't useable. All of this clutter has a tangible affect on my thinking, which I've always known but the pull of OCD was stronger. Overcoming OCD to be … Continue reading Hamster Preparations

We Have No Healthcare

I just don't understand how we're not protesting on a large scale here at the moment. Even for the usually-apathetic UK population this is surprising. I think a lot of people buy into the talk of protest having been made illegal last year, and just going along with that as something that's happened now, another … Continue reading We Have No Healthcare

‘Hidden’ Genocides

It shouldn't take direct experienceTo understand the impactAnd realityOf underfunded services It shouldn't take direct experienceTo understand the horrorOf people waiting 12 hours in the dark and coldFor an ambulance It shouldn't take direct experienceTo understand the consequencesOf a dystopian welfare systemAnd under-supporting the disabled; Unfortunately it does, on the large scale;It's one of the … Continue reading ‘Hidden’ Genocides

Emotional Support Amster

I can't hold back any longer, I'm committed to getting an emotional support hamster! I've been more functional in the last week and finally after 6 months of living here I've been able to start organising and tidying things properly, selling some things I don't need on ebay and throwing away or donating other things. … Continue reading Emotional Support Amster