Free Hamsters12 Jul 2015
Since moving to Oakland, Shout Storytelling has been my go to for quality stories and relaxed atmosphere for telling.
They take place the second Mondays of the month at the Coffeeshop Perch at 440 Grand Ave. To tell you simply pitch them your idea beforehand. Otherwise, you can put your name in the hat for a random drawing throughout the show.
For this show, I decided to tell an old favorite story from our family. This is one of those family-lore type tales that gets inevitably retold at the dinner table come the holidays.
Despite having a pretty strong anti-pet policy at the Wolfe household, my Mother came home one day with hamsters for her four boys to raise. Take a listen if you have a few minutes, it goes to show that no pet is ever free.