About 2 weeks ago, we got an invitation in the mail for Edie from Petco. She had been invited to participate in the Annual Hamster Ball Derby. I have never seen one of these and we thought it would be a great Saturday afternoon activity. A couple of days ago, Jamie and Gracen got Edie out and did a little bit of "training" to get ready. Well today, we gathered Edie La La Treebranch, her ball, and some treats and headed to Petco. After getting registered, Edie got to participate in a practice race and she did OK. In the preliminary round she was in heat 2 against hamsters Oreo and Rover. When the race began Gracen and I both did our best to get Edie to the finished line and before we knew it she had crossed the finished line in 1st place. I couldn't believe it especially since some of these people had actually PRACTICED for weeks! We were so excited that she won. We waited for heat 3 to finish and got ready for the Semifinalist round. We got Edie all set up to race again Fuzzy, Blackberry, and Oreo and when they said go we were at it again... Edie was just a running and before we knew the race was over and she had WON again. Gracen was so excited and so were we! We made it to the final race! When it was time for the final round, we got her all ready to race Ollie and Fuzzy and when the race started she just sat there. Gracen and I are yelling and calling her name and she just sat there. All of them just sat there until all of a sudden the smallest little hamster, Ollie, just took off. OMG... he flew to the finish line and won the race. As soon as Gracen realized that Edie didn't win, she lost it. She was so heartbroken and told me that those other two boys had just frustrated her. She didn't even realized that Edie had won 3rd place until I told her she got a prize and ribbon. She felt better, but was still upset about losing until it was time to go shopping for Edie. What a fun time and such a great idea. We are so very proud of our Edie La La Treebranch.
Before the race.... getting ready!
Go Edie Go!
She WON!!! Ready for the next race. GO....
Race Brackets... TOO funny!
Our cute little Edie... Ready to go shopping!