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.

Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter

He went to pretty extreme lengths to try and track the poor creature down.

Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter

Fortunately, before long, the prized hamster was recovered!


Steph Veerman/Twitter

Though before long, he was back up to his old tricks...

*Warning: this image contains explicit language*

Steph Veerman/Twitter

But now for the most important part: more info about the hamster!

Veerman shared several adorable pictures of Chester.

Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter


Steph Veerman/Twitter

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?

If there's a furry someone in your life, Bear House with Bed Mat for Small Furry Animals is available here.

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