So last night Saskia went home.
Lucy had the biggest beam on her little face, she looked like a cheshire cat! She is over the moon at being able to hold her at last.
I let her hold Jenkins first, to get used to holding a hamster of this type, as Jenkins is tamer than Saskia. Once I'd shown her a few things with Jenkins, we put her away and got Saskia out.
I don't think she or her mum could believe how different Saskia is now. It turns out they'd been given some really bad taming advice from the pet shop. ' Leave her a week before trying to touch her' and then when they tried and she was a bit wild by then, 'You've traumatised her, now you have to leave her two weeks!'.
Anyhow, they went home with a happy little girl who knows how to hold and pick up her hamster safely with lots of tips to carry the training on and a bag of little treats and things for both Saskia and her sister's hamster Bamboo.
Bye, bye Saskia, I hope you have a lovely life with Lucy now! :)
I've done a little more on my Mario sampler, not alot, but now Saskia has gone home, I should get more opportunity to work on it in the evenings.
I'm desperate to get my Haed gridded and get started on all three of my UFO/WIP's, but I have been very strict with myself. Mario has to be finished first or I might end up leaving him and getting on with them.
SO ... don't let me cave in on this and desert him!