‘To buy or not to buy, that is the question.’
Beware of flea-market allure,
For what you find appealing
May complicate matters for sure,
A hamster cage was very cheap,
But hamsters cost another heap,
And extras come at prices steep –
One gets that sinking feeling!
On Saturday we saw this cage:
It did look most attractive,
So I in haggling did engage,
And sellers were reactive;
On Sunday to Illovo went
With hamster-purchasing intent,
And soon, a lot of cash was spent
In manner too proactive.
So population here has grown,
With Ham and Ster now added;
And Ham great biting skill has shown –
The wounds with plaster padded!
We learn that hamsters squeak a lot,
Nocturnal habits they have got,
Ster, wheel rotating, quiet is not –
We’re not exactly gladded!