Joyce is a lovely, free roaming, hamster. She lives in a field behind a house with a garden. She feels quite fortunate, since there’s a ready supply of food always available. Once, the being who lived there came out of her house, so Joyce froze in place, and tried to blend in. She thought she’d done a good job but from then on there was always a small pile of food, at the edge of the garden, as if the being left it there, just for her.
The woman in the house watched the hamster nibble her way through the garden. She knew the hamster was partial to strawberries and made sure there were one or two of them available for her each day. She also left a pile of mixed seeds for her, as well as the occasional cheeto.
A lovely friendship was born in that garden. But then everyone knows, that’s what gardens are for.