Pets are part of the family—even the smallest ones.
Steph Veerman's father knows this better than most.
When Steph went off to college, she left her hometown hamster in the care of her Dad, who quickly became quite attached to the little rodent.
Which was all well and good...until the hamster escaped.
Veerman shared screenshots of her father's terrified text updates to amuse people all over the internet.
This dad, a lawyer, was having the worst day of his life.
He went to pretty extreme lengths to try and track the poor creature down.
Fortunately, before long, the prized hamster was recovered!
Though before long, he was back up to his old tricks...
*Warning: this image contains explicit language*
But now for the most important part: more info about the hamster!
Veerman shared several adorable pictures of Chester.
Many Twitter users had similar experiences with their furry friends.
But the most common reaction upon seeing the father's texts was unrestrained amusement.
Stay in your cage, Chester!
You don't want Steph's dad to have a heart attack, do you?