Sunday, December 6, 2009

What if you can't find a zhu zhu pet?

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)


  1. hi-via etsy forums- i think my other comment didn't work...anyway i love this idea
    -my daughter wants a(nother) bird for christmas. we already have a parakeet and a dog :0

  2. I like your hamster better :) He's very cute. Pity you didn;t get a mention in the newspaper, but well done on being contacted anyway!

  3. That's great that the newspaper contacted you. Next time they will do the whole article on YOU!!

  4. You may not to find a zhu zhu anyway. There's now questions on how safe they are.

    Check here:

  5. Fantastic little guys- these are adorable...