This is a true story of a stuffed hampster named Belo. Belo was the first thing given to me by my father. I received Belo just before my husband Vic and I left for a cabin in Boulder Junction Wisconsin, May 2010. Along with our dogs Rhett, Noah, and Olive, we took Belo, the stuffed hampster and of course Charlie the teddy bear. I was so excited to have something from my father. I took Belo along as if it were my father going with us. Up until May 13, 2010 I had never spoken to my father. Perhaps my father thought I was still a little girl by giving me a stuffed hampster. I will be 50 in 2011. BELO is my father's funny nickname.