ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER said 'I love you' with a hamster at the weekend (22JAN06), when he bought his youngest daughter a rodent pet.

The movie tough guy and his wife Maria Shriver decided it was time teenager CHRISTINA had a furry friend and visited Malibu, California's Pet Headquarters store to pick out a hamster.

The happy youngster gladly posed for paparazzi as she left the pet store, clutching onto her cuddly pal.