The pet store I got Casper from wasn’t my local pet store. In fact, its in the complete opposite direction to my local pet store but there we go.
If you remember back to when I first posted about the new arrival, Casper was kept out back of this said pet store, all tucked away from the public for no apparent reason. (In the meantime we have worked out he is a deaf hamster and possibly could have an underlying brain condition – but on first glances, he was kept out back for no apparent reason).
Well, I went back to this out-of-the-way pet store to pick up some sawdust and bedding and look to see if they had any new and exciting toys that I could treat all 3 furries with. They didnt…
When I looked at the hamster stand, I was knelt there gawping at all the cute hamsters rolling around, awww-ing and pleading with my brain to get “just one more hamster, just ONE more!” I saw something that made me double take.
I can’t remember this guys name, but this is exactly how I looked into this hamster cage!! >>>
What I saw was no optical illusion.
It was no hallucination.
It was Casper’s twin.
I stared and even panic-ed a little thinking HOW COULD THIS BE POSSIBLE?! But there in the cage was a Casper look-a-like so accurately that there is no way in hell that they are not somehow related.
This is the best photo I could get because Casper Mark 2 crawled into the corner and wouldnt let me get a pic. But you can see the face shape is the same, the eyes are the same dark reddy-black hue and the pure white snow-coat is the spitting image of Casper. The only slight difference I could spot was that this hamster had a grey patch on its ear, just very slightly, but noticeable.
The pet shop lady came over, stacking shelves or somethign and commented on how cute the hamster I was gawping at was, and I mentioned how it was the spitting image of my one back at home.
“Oh except this hamster is a girl” she said.
So Casper has a sister/cousin… 😀 Awwww, I dont need a DNA test (sorry Jeremy Kyle, another day mate.) they are without a doubt in my mind from the same gene pool. 😀
Look look look…
I know Casper has his face stuffed to the point of explosion in this picture but the resemblance is uncanny
EVEN IN TINY HAMSTER FORM!
Its the little things that make me the happiest I swear! 😀