knitxcore.: Furry Friends: Gus the Hamster!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Furry Friends: Gus the Hamster!

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There's been a lot of interest in Gus since my post last week, so I thought that I would  take a few seconds to formally introduce him to all of you.

Gus is a Winter White hamster that has been an integral part of my creative process for around 4 years (which is incredible as he was only guaranteed to live 18 months). In his younger days, he would change from the grey that he is in the pictures above to a brilliant white during the winter!

His little habitat shares a table with my sewing machine and a handful of positively charged knick-knacks in my studio. Let me tell you, Gus is the perfect assistant! When he's not nibbling on cherries or sunflower seeds, he's picking out fabric and agreeing that everything should be coated in gold glitter.Sometimes it's good to be surrounded by "YES" men (or rodents)!

Having Gus in my craft room forces me to spend time in my creative space everyday. Even if I'm not working on something, I still sit in the workroom for a few minutes just to feed him a few treats and play.

In a way, having this lil' guy around keeps me inspired. I adore him :-)




11 comments:

Sian Lile said...

aw gus, what a face! no wonder you are inspired.

Lisa said...

Awww, he's so sweet! ^_^ I think it's really cool that you have both a tiny crafting assistant and a reason to be in your studio every day! ^_^

Rich said...

Gus should get his own spin-off blog in which he shares his precious impressions about the world. The people (I) demand it!

Inthesky said...

Gus is incredibly good looking, what a wise old critter! :)

Cassy said...

CUTE! I love that top pic. What a wonderful assistant.

Amber said...

Thanks for posting pics of Gus!! He's so cute!!

Lilea said...

Gus is so cute! You can see his little personality on his face.

Kira said...

Gus is a super cute little guy! I need a craft room assistant.

Rae - Say It Ain't So said...

he is so cute! i love little rodents, and four years is great! i had a little white mouse named merton for 3 years, and he was awesome! he was fat and looked like an egg with legs.

Leah said...

Gus is an awesome name for a hamster! What a cutie - and talented, too! ;)

eliza said...

oh, hi, gus! so sweet! this post makes me miss my pet rats... maybe it's time to own some again!