Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The Fast and the Furriest!

A few weeks ago my husband signed our kids up for Hamster Races. They were held at Animal Ark in American Fork. After being sick for a week, I went mostly to help him keep reign over the kids and because I wanted to get out of the house! LOL!

Well, I had the time of my life!

My boys each have these little itty bitty hamsters, Robo Dwarf Hamsters, named Max (short for Maxine), Robo, and Bitsy. These tiny troopers went up against hamsters of all sizes, and well, let's just say they more than stood their ground!

Robo and Max went up against each other in the first heat, and easily took 1st (Robo) and 2nd (Max) place, automatically qualifying Robo for the finals. Bitsy ran in heat 5, and if her car hadn't gotten stuck against the wall at the last minute, she'd have won as well!

We get to the final heat, and Ashton lines Robo up. He's racing against the best of the best, the fastest of the fast!

On your Mark!

Get Set!

Go!!!!

The cars are dropped, and the hamsters are running! They fly down the track and at the very laast minute, another car pulls in front of Robo! But Ashton was ABSOLUTELY thrilled to come in second place!

He's been carrying around his 2nd place ribbon with him all week, and he's been telling everyone about his hamster race and how he won!

What a great way to spend an afternoon! I think we may sign up for the August Races as well!

3 comments:

Infinite Cosmos said...

that looks like so much fun! good for him winning 2nd place!!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Nice work.He is a cute hamster owner and racer.Much better than a real hamster,my son's escaped and lived under the refrigerator for two years..

Body Language Soaps said...

Under the fridge! Yikes!!! We panicked because ours escaped, and it took us two days to find her! These little ladies are insanely fast. You know how in the cartoons they show the legs running so fast it's just a blur??? These ladies do that in real life!!!

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