ONE WEEK to Race Day @ B&B Pet Stop!

April 10, 2015
The 16-foot track is set up and ready for practice runs!  Bring your Hamster or Gerbil in for a few practice runs!
The 16-foot track is set up and ready for practice runs! Bring your Hamster or Gerbil to B&B Pet Stop anytime to try it out.

One more week until the
WORLD FAMOUS
Hamster & Gerbil Races at B&B Pet Stop!

Races will be held on April 18th at NOON

There’s still time to sign up for the WORLD FAMOUS B&B Pet Stop Hamster & Gerbil Races.  ($5.00 per pet, $8.00 per pet on race day – all sign-up fees will be donated to the Mobile County Public Schools)

Hamster - first prize
Check out the prize for the FASTEST HAMSTER! Thanks to our friends at Hagen/OVO for donating the prizes.
fastest gerbil
Here’s the prize for the FASTEST GERBIL!
fastest dwarf hamster
And last but certainly not least – Here’s the prize for the FASTEST DWARF HAMSTER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s the training schedule for the weeks leading up to the races on April 18, 2015.

Note:  If you don’t have a ball yet, you’re going to need to get one.  Just to be on the safe side, ALWAYS supervise your hamster or gerbil in the ball.

April 6 – 12, 2015

We’re getting close to RACE DAY, so the training schedule gets serious!

The track is 16 feet long and there are ridges to keep the hamsters + gerbils (inside their balls) from crossing paths.  You might try lining up your shoes down one side of the hallway to keep the ball going in a straight line, like the actual track.  Let your pet run up and down this lane for no more than 20 minutes.

(Be safe!  Pick up your shoes and put them away after each training session – your family will thank you!)

April 13 – 17, 2015

Continue training for no more than 20 minutes at a time, but start giving your pet a day off between training sessions.  We’re tapering down now.  The goal is to be in top shape, but not tired.

April 17, 2015 

THE NIGHT BEFORE!!!

Make sure you and your pet get a good night’s sleep tonight.  You may consider taking the exercise wheel out (tonight only!) so that your pet can rest.

April 18, 2015 

RACE DAY!!!

You and your pet should eat a healthy breakfast – nothing special, just whatever you two usually eat.  We don’t want anyone with an upset tummy on race day!

After the races, give your tiny athlete the rest of the day off.  Be sure there’s plenty of fresh, healthy food available and the water bottle is clean and full, then leave him alone to recuperate.

THANKS for running in the B&B Pet Stop Hamster & Gerbil Races!  See you next year!!

The track is set up – ready and waiting – please stop by with your hamster or gerbil in a ball and take a few practice runs!

See you on RACE DAY!!!

Sally Trufant,
General Manager + Race Coordinator

 



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