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Silky the hairless hamster has your autumn wardrobe beat.

Of all the things to love about fall—the brightly colored leaves, the hot cider and cinnamon donuts, the World Series and the end of this dumb election—cozying into a comfy sweater has to be the best. No one knows this better than Silky, a sweet little critter currently cared for by the Oregon Humane Society.

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Selene Mejia, an animal care technician at OHS, noticed 1-year-old Silky, who is hairless because of a genetic mutation but no less cuddly for it, "huddled in the corner of her cage," evidently from cold. The obvious solution: crochet a hamster-sized sweater. Now Silky is serving up looks.

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The sweater is really just for "special occasions," though. The rest of the time, Silky luxuriates in the nude, in a specially heated habitat. She also receives "a higher protein diet to keep her warm."

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But the best news of all? As of Oct. 24, Silky will be available for adoption into a new loving home. And if you're too far away to come snatch her up—or just overrun with adorable hairless hamsters already—you can always donate to OHS to help them take care of other animals like her.

Sources: Oregon Humane Society