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.
my dad took over my hamster once i went back to college and ended up getting really attached and today he escaped a… https://t.co/WAZUNyV8LM— Steph Veerman (@Steph Veerman) 1574642933.0
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!
follow up: He did find him!!! https://t.co/ObHSSmI4UU— Steph Veerman (@Steph Veerman) 1574774643.0
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!
for all asking, this is Chester!! He’s the light of my life and not “just a hamster,” however, my dad was having a… https://t.co/oJGrM0Gjit— Steph Veerman (@Steph Veerman) 1574801166.0
Veerman shared several adorable pictures of Chester.
Many Twitter users had similar experiences with their furry friends.
@stephyj725 My mother in law kept our cats while we lived in Hawaii. She thought one of our cats got out and called… https://t.co/M2rJsWSG3p— Melissa Ahmed (@Melissa Ahmed) 1574806538.0
But the most common reaction upon seeing the father's texts was unrestrained amusement.
@stephyj725 @kimlaurdashian “You are a lawyer and he is a hamster” sent me— maybe: amanda (@maybe: amanda) 1574746966.0
@stephyj725 I love your dad so much and also this is the most hilarious singular message I've ever read https://t.co/pTIYuiWnMf— send me cat pics (@send me cat pics) 1574802277.0
@stephyj725 @judgedarts “I’m so wicked sorry” is how I will exclusively apologise from now on— Tom Lavery (@Tom Lavery) 1574794485.0
@Novaya_Mod3l @stephyj725 This one is my favourite https://t.co/cPPnF83E2v— 💕Jay’s💕 (@💕Jay’s💕) 1574840600.0
Stay in your cage, Chester!
You don't want Steph's dad to have a heart attack, do you?