2006_05_hamsters.jpgThe NY Times' City section chats with the proprietress of the New York Hamster House. Yes, the NY Hamster House, a shelter for homeless hamsters (and some gerbils). Jessica Wells started the shelter when she found some hamsters in the Theater District, and now she accepts hamsters as well as looks for prospective adoptive parents for a brood that includes Simone de Beauvoir (who is "concerned with the rights of women hamsters and the feminist hamster cause"), Baby Mama (a boy, though) and Michael Bloomberg (pictured, who "enjoys non-smoking establishments and the number 6 subway, as well as running in his exercise ball," along with brother Jackson). You rock on, Jessica!

And, yes, there is a NYHH blog.