I know it's not a real Zhu Zhu. It can't run around and make noises. It doesn't have a neat tubing system to run around in. Nobody got clubbed over the head for it in the local toy store.
It's just my version of a little pet hamster in his little hamster home, with a warm and cuddly place to sleep, eat, drink and play.
I remembered what it was like trying to get that one impossible thing for my kids. So that's why I came up with my version of the Zhu Zhu hamster.
I even got contacted by a reporter from the business and retail Associated Press, for a interview on how and why I came up with this alternative.
Yes I'm partially famous! lol The only thing is, they didn't put the name of my shop or even Etsy when they mentioned me. O well I guess fame is fleeting. At least they spelled my name right :D ( Just so you know, I do not use anything from old gloves. I told her that I used the cast off thumbs from the glove dogs I make in my shop) :o
Anyway, here's the article if you would like to take a look. Someone else's Etsy shop was mentioned so any advertisement for Etsy helps us all. My bit is towards the bottom of the article (Kathie Tinkham)