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Stand clear of the closing doors! Six-month-old hamster Edie ponders embarking on the train, waiting until the last minute to make her move. Is this the right line for her?
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Success! Edie is well poised for a journey through the New York City subway system, in this photo shoot by photographer mom Victoria Belanger of Brooklyn.
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Is this seat taken? Must be nice to have a clean subway car all to yourself! “She was interested in the model and had fun playing around,” Belanger shares.
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TAKE A PEEK
Time to exit? Not quite yet! The tiny critter – who was persuaded to pose with crackers, Belanger says – checks the platform to see whether she’s going uptown or downtown.
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Almost home! Edie enjoys the view while “riding” a model of a New York City subway train – the 4 express line.
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Belanger says her hamster is very tame. “I got her at a pet store when she was very young – she’s my third hamster – and I find that if you treat them well and are consistent in their care and attention, they’ll be tame and sweet.”
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ARE WE THERE YET?
Edie waits patiently for her train to pull into the station. Wonder where she’s headed: Grand Central? Yankee Stadium? Wall Street? The possibilities are endless!