|Hammie controls an interdimensional portal|
I swear to God - Hammie the Hamster lived for a good six or seven years. But it felt like she was always around. She lived from like 1989 to God knows when - how many times did we release her into the yard to nibble - and store! - clover?
You see - Hammie was a magical creature.
My younger brother and I created a mythology - partly based on Noozles - an animated series that ran on the children's cable television network Nickoledon - the show featured hidden portals and an interdimensional wizard koala that ends up in our world. Instead of koalas, my brother and made Hammie the star!
Hence the longevity. And the adoration.