Monday, February 9, 2009

The Hollies

This is my friend Holly. She moved to Australia. I love her. She has Pica. It's a disorder where you want to nibble rocks or dirt. She also loves chocolate. For her going away gift I made some chocolate drizzled slate pieces for her. She nibbles slate when she's stressed. She ate this entire box of chocolates in her first week in Australia. Hahahahaha. I love that Holzy.

This is what Jeff and I gave the kids for Christmas. She's a teddy bear hamster, and the boys named her Holly because of the holiday. They all love playing with her, and watching her climb the sides of her cage, and laughing when she falls. Gabey calls her Wah-wah and insists on telling her goodnight before he goes to bed. She's been a cute addition to our household.
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9 comments:

skcoe said...

OH MY GOSH! That is hilarious Michelle, waaaay better than I even imagined it could have been! I'm sure Holly loved it, and is eating some right NOW. GENIUS!

Bryan and Marissa said...

What a cute little guy! I am sure the boys love it! I had no idea that was what she had does she actually eat the whole rocks? I know probably a weird question, but just curious!

Babe in Boysland said...

Marissa- to answer your question: Holly actually has a nearly comical amount of things medically wrong with her- Pica being a tiny insignificant thing in comparison. As far as how she eats it, she just nibbles the edge and little granuals come off at a time. I imagine it takes quite a bit of time to get through just one little peice. It's supposed to have something to do with insufficient iron or something- it's the same reason pregnant women will sometimes want to nibble dirt.

Bryan and Marissa said...

Thanks! Yes I know, but she is so upbeat, cute and fun you would never know it! Thanks for answering me you were so fast! Love ya! Maris

John, Wendy and Miles Watson said...

Michelle, you are so clever to make that gift for Holly! I love it. -wendy

Marisa Jean said...

I don't know if I will ever be willing to allow animals in my house. I will forever have the smell of guinea pigs engrained in my nose because of a friends room from my growing up years. I'm sure that you keep this little guy's cage much cleaner and it is a nice addition.

Oh, and I LOVE the gift you gave to your friend. Very clever!

Laura said...

I haven't seen Holly the hamster yet- she's so cute! And a girl! Hurray- you're not alone anymore!

The Fullmers Three said...

Hi Michelle (and Jeff). This is Jeff's cousin Rosalie. I found your blog! And it is super cute! I hope you don't think that I am a cyber stalker. It is just me. You should check out my blog at: http://fulloffullmer.blogspot.com

Chels said...

I know I say this all the time, but really, honestly, and truly you ARE THE DANG COOLEST!!!! Chocolate covered SLATE?! Seriously I could not love you more. And I am happy to say it. I love you. You are the dang coolest. Oh, and I miss you.