Allowing others space, In this book hamster doesn't allow others their own space to play. He learns that forcing others to do what we want is wrong and allowing others their own space to play is ok. Jumping the Stream: The Adventures of Cat & Hamster is a collection of 4 short children's stories that use social skills to tell the importance of attitude. Cleverly built around the relationship of Cat & Hamster and their decision making. The goal of these stories is to tap into Earnest's bridge of wisdom to ease the emotions of the everyday decision's children face.