OK, so I'm ready to move on this.
Y'all may have already seen this
thread, where Rocky the small stuffed squirrel visited various A2K'ers in various far-flung locations, and then returned safely to the warm embrace of his boy.
Rocky had a deadline so it was kind of rush-rush and some people who were interested in hosting him didn't get a chance to do so.
Enter Penny the hamster.
She's also small and stuffed and intrepid, and is ready to go on a nice leisurely trip around the world (or to a neighboring state, whatever works).
She's going to travel with a small notebook for A2K'ers to enter whatever they want in it, and will end up with my six-year-old daughter (who followed Rocky's travels with delight). To participate, you should:
1.) Be a responsible hamster-caretaker.
2.) Be willing to pay shipping to send Penny on her way (varies greatly, seems to average about $10).
3.) Be willing to give your address to an A2K'er (the one who sends you Penny).
4.) Have a camera or another means of taking a picture of Penny in your area.
5.) Be willing to post pictures and descriptions here on this thread.
At this point, there is no time limit. Sozlet knows that Penny's going on some extended travels and that's fine with her. Could be years, potentially.
The Rocky thing went so great, thanks again to all who participated. Looking forward to Penny's adventures!