Big wheel keep on turnin’

PROUD Hammie keep on burnin!
Rollin! (all right!)
Rollin on a rivah! [squeal in Tina Turner voice]

Tell me one more time!
Rollin on a rivah!

ooh-ah-doo-doo-doo ooh-doo-doo-doo ooh-doo doo doo
[trumpet section]


Sharon918—you di-int.



  1. Man, this site has made me forget entirely how cranky hamsters get when they grow up! xD

  2. Rollin’

  3. He looks so tired, like he can barely turn that wheel around…

  4. My brain feels like that most days.

  5. awww baby hammy!

  6. is a very big wheel or a very small hampster? or both?

  7. must…reach……wherever….it…could….be!!!!!!!!

  8. How on earth can he move that thing?! Awwww!

  9. Amanda Lou Snow says:

    I have went around and around, and now I am tired.

  10. kagomechan21 says:

    Spun around the wheel and I-I-I…I just found a hammie…

  11. Small but MIGHTY!

  12. mejezabel says:

    Hey isn’t he breaking like 5 child labor laws?!

  13. oh my goodness.

    no, that cannot be.

    impossible amounts of cuteness.

  14. JinxtheCat says:

    Hammy says can I puleeze just lay down for a minute?

  15. It’s so tiny… but pushin’ against something so big…

    It’s so inspiring.

  16. I just realized that his head is one THIRD his body.

  17. oh my goodnesh, someone dipped him in butterscotch sauce and placed him in a large transparent orange turnip.

    he must be saved. and hugged, repeatedly. ::melts::

  18. Terpsichore says:

    You spin me right round hammie right round…

  19. JessJess says:

    “Must keep going, gotta lose 5 more pounds… Ehn!”

  20. Baby hammie ahmahgawd so cute! *thud*

  21. I would like that picture on one of those cheesy motivational posters, with “FUTILITY” in large type beneath it.

    “You are just a hamster in a wheel. And the wheel is too big for you anyway.”

  22. maricela says:

    cutest little thing ever!!!

  23. Cutest thing EVER indeed! OMG! Thats SOO CUTE!!

  24. JinxtheCat says:

    … hammie right round like a record oh right round hammie right round….

  25. Jinxthe Cat says:

    …. or something similar…

  26. mejezabel says:

    Terpsichore! Genius. I’m a tad jealous. Baton passed.

  27. Morigale says:
  28. Seriously Sistah, you have OUTDONE yourself. Brilliant.

  29. Subhangi says:

    Now that’s what I’d call ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.


  30. Nose-fur-atu says:

    Hmm, maybe this photo was taken from above, and baby hammie is actually in a translucent orange bundt cake pan, having just eaten the whole thing. Explains why he’s so drowsy.

  31. “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…”

  32. so…. what i really want to know is…
    have you ever posted and giggled at your description and let just a wee bit of wee out? i’m figuring it was definitely an adult diaper moment when you did all those “doos.”

  33. holy ****, that is so cute ….
    what next an embryo in patch of pansies?

  34. haha “Sharon you di-int” stop cracking me up like that!

  35. OhMyGosh – this *IS* a cute photo but you all *HAVE* to go see the REST of them on sharon918 flickr photo stream – there are 270 photos in the set, about 262 of them are drop dead cute!! ..and in IMHO higher up the cute quotiant than this one!

    I spend WAY too much time on this site… and now I just spent over an hour looking at all 270 of the other baby hammie photos that sharon918 has uploaded to flickr.

    If I didn’t have 2 Norwich Terriers (who would not rest until their ‘job’ was done) I would fly up to CT and get one of those cuties RIGHT now!

    Alice the Brit
    and the 2 Cute Norwich Terriers who have yet to make it up to “CuteOverload” status !!

  36. sleep walkin” champion!

  37. … sleep-walking! …must find bed……

  38. Dustbunny says:

    It’s a little-known fact that most of our electrical power is generated by the valiant wheel-turning of little hammies like this one. So think of that next time you flip a light switch!

  39. Meow House says:

    I’ve been walkin’ on the wheel-road, all the live long day . . .

  40. Meow House says:

    P.S. Terpsichore, yours made me chortle.

  41. Terpsichore says:

    Woohoo!! 😀

  42. LOL How about…

    “Oh the wheel in the sky keeps on turnin’…don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow…” Steve Perry and Journey.

    Cute. Luv it!

  43. Oh if we’re gonna keep on with the wheel lyrics, how about Earth, Wind & Fire? Old school!

    “What goes up
    “Must come down
    “Spinnin wheel
    “Got to go round…”

  44. Throbert McGee says:

    This is what happens when BAD baby hamsters die and go to Hell. Seriously, I think that all dictionaries should henceforth use this picture to illustrate the adjective “sisyphean.”

  45. wickedbored says:

    little glimpse of heaven!!! Too cute.

  46. Dustbunny says:

    Hey Theo, Blood Sweat & Tears actually did “Spinning Wheel”, not EW&F. I’m old school enough to remember that : )

  47. Dustbunny — Oops, Duh, and Right.

    How about “The wheels on the bus go round and round…” I think that’s about my speed right now…

  48. He looks like he’s going to fall asleep any moment. Little furry bundle of LOVE.

  49. dwarf rabbit owner too! says:

    “I’ve been walkin’ on the wheel-road, all the live long day . . . “
    meowhouse that’s meowvalous!

  50. dwarf rabbit owner too! says:

    If he doesn’t get off that thing he’s going to waist away to less than 6 ounces!
    I feel sorry for this widdle fella!or is it wittle…you know carving wood kind of thing…

  51. Fox & Morigale —
    Great work! (and I guess I should give credit to the original photographer too, and of course the little hamster).

    I am SO tempted to print that out and hang it in my cube!

  52. I don’t think his eyes are even open yet, what a baby.

  53. what a BABY!

  54. dogsleder says:

    Yesh!! Is that his tiny tail or his left back paw??