Hazel was very good about just hanging out when she was out of her cage, and every now and then I’d allow her to exercise and explore on the table while I was playing an SP78 game; this particular moment was worthy of the above photo, and was taken July 18, 1993 after the first game of a June 3rd doubleheader between the Cardinals and Astros.
Sadly, Hazel eventually developed an egg-shaped tumor under her hind legs in late-1994, and per the recommendation of our vet, we decided it was best if we let him put her to sleep. Besides not having her around anymore while I played Statis Pro, and watching her race across the game board every couple of innings, I missed the opportunities she presented for such delightful photographs as the one below.
Look out! Statis Pro rat! Auggh!