The story behind my avatar

Philippines
February 5, 2012 2:30am CST
Hi! friends in mylot,since i started with mylot it is only now that i posted an avatar. I just don't know what picture to use as my avatar. Yesterday, i noticed that i was only the one without avatar in one of the discussion we are responding to so i tried browsing at the pictures saved in my file. I came upon the pictures of our pet hamsters and i readily picked one. Her name is Blake, she is our pet hamster. Sad to tell that she is alone now with us. Her father died three days ago of old age maybe. Hamster has 2 to 3 years life span only. Her mother died about 5 months ago due to miscarriage when Blake was just 3-month old. When her mother died Blake did not stay away from her father, they sleep together in one corner of the house, but she is alone now. I can't help feeling sad for her. Hamsters are monogamous, so Blake's father, Gray did not have any partner when Tchilli died (Blake's mother). Blake can understand us, my daughter often talks to her and she seem can understand. When she is asking for food, she will touch my foot and when told to wait, she just stop and wait till she is given food. We don't keep them in the cage, we just let them inside the house. Blake wants to be carried and touched in her abdomen while i sing to her a happy birthday tune . My daughter also does that and Blake enjoys it. Blake has red eyes and light gray and white fur. We are so fond of them, that we still miss Gray and Tchilli. I hope Blake will stay longer with us. She takes away my stress from too much work in the office. Does your avatar has a story too? I'm sure all of us will be delighted to know.
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4 responses
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
5 Feb 12
Hi Triplejazz, Wow, that's a very touching story of a pet. I don't have pets at home and I cannot really relate to this kind of affection, this is why and I'm amazed at the kind of love you and your daughter have for your pet-hamster. Choosing her picture as your avatar is a good way of telling the world how important she is to you. I chose my avatar randomly,but in a way it does also represent me as a person. Have a good day
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• Philippines
6 Feb 12
Hi! doryvien, welcome back to mylot. Our hamsters are like dogs too, they react to what we say or do with them . Hope to see more of you here in mylot. Good Luck!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
15 Feb 12
I love the story behind your avatar! For me..no stories though..it is just me. I thought of roses when I first started but there are a lot of people that like roses. I wanted to stand out but be sincere with my communications. I decided that "me" was the best way for me. I think that there are great stories like yours behind avatars or things that make people special because they are so creative but for me..the best choice was just that.
• Philippines
15 Feb 12
Hi Jen! well i am sure that each of us have different reasons behind our avatars. You look so good in your picture, at least all of us who responds to your discussion could look at your picture while making our responses. That is as good as talking to you directly already.Good day!
@zaahro (749)
• Indonesia
6 Feb 12
Hii triplejazz... Auch a cute avatar you have got. I am sorry for Blake, why you don't give her a partner or some friends. It will make her happy so that she won't be alone again. Nothing much I can tell about my avatar, it is only a picture of myself that I use as pp on my Facebook too. I am a lil bit narcism .
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
Well, you look so cute in your avatar, just keep it there. We are still contemplating on that. Hamsters reproduce fast and we will be obliged to buy a bigger cage and we might not have a space in the house anymore. Maybe another female hamster will do. Good day!
@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Feb 12
hi triplejazzm51 thats a lovely story and its nice that you can have your pet hamsters free like that, it sounds really like a nice pet to have. as for my avatar i change it a lot as I like to make' computer graphics and am always trying to find prettier ones or more u nique ones,it satisfies my creativity and helps this elderly lady to be happy a lot.
• Philippines
6 Feb 12
happy for you hatley, your really good at computer graphics, how i wish i am too. I think i missed you, or we just don't encounter each other in discussions i have responded before. Anyway, enjoy in your graphics works and take care.