All Hamster Friday: Broccolis? for moi?

Amazingly, lil’ Kumanoko always appears to have his mouth open in astonishment. Prolly amazed by his own cuteness. Even HE can’t believe himself!


OK, perhaps most precious detail photo EVAR? You cannot disagree.


Snorting brocca-leh! She’s snorting! UHN [Say in Dana Carvey voice]
Once again, Seattle Roll gets the prize for best macro hamster lens.



  1. Hamster tongue!!!

  2. w00t! w00t! w00t! w00t!
    (Does bunny dance over being 1st… ;))

  3. Mega-to-the-nth-power AWWWWWWWW!!

  4. buttercuppica says:

    I just peed myself. Even the broccoli looks big next to cute wittle hammie!

  5. hammy mouths so anerable (yes, been checking out the glossery – great job, theo) this is the most awesome site, meg!!!

  6. adorababy says:

    i’m pretending kuma is my girlfriend

  7. what a face!!! OMG!!!
    what an expressive lil’ mouf!!!
    aaaaaah the BEADY EYES!!

  8. e.c., look we drove theo away. firstness has its price.

  9. BenPanced says:

    Goodness! All this for me?! What did I do to deserve such a treat? *snorf*

  10. How can this be REAL?!! I canNOT stop looking at that little face of hers!

  11. [scowl building like gathering thunderheads]

  12. thank the merciful heavens for all hammy friday!

  13. love hammies but how ’bout an all puppy saturday? *puppy dog look*

  14. AH! I LOVE All Hamster Fridays!

  15. adorababy says:

    *oh Kuma* *kiss* *kiss* *snorgle* *snorgle*– coworkers inch away in fear and disgust

  16. Something in that picture maes me think of a muppet. The head tilt… the open mouth… the hyper-plushness… it’s spooky…

  17. Corn? Now broccoli? It’s a hamster Veg-All!

  18. ariel, EC–I feel the air pressure dropping dangerously low here. “He lurks but appeareth not, excepting his darkly presence unfold slowly, like thwarted temper arising.”

  19. ariel, EC–I feel the air pressure dropping dangerously low here. “He lurks but appeareth not, excepting his darkly presence unfold slowly, like thwarted temper arising.”

  20. in case you didn’t hear it the first time :-p

  21. OMG, I can’t take it. That mouth, those lips, that tongue…the big, inquisitive eyes. AWWWWW!!!

  22. ROFLMAO @ adorababy.

    omg… how can someone get a shot like that??? the odds are like 1/1 thousand… well unless you just kept on shooting every second…

    omg..i want one now..

  23. Meg, can we have Bun-Mon? puuuh-lees?
    a bunny every monday!!!!

    “Prolly amazed by her own cuteness” I’d have passed out laughing if it weren’t for the cuteness causing me to keep living.

  24. for the record, Kuma’s a BOY and I dont think he appreciates his manliness (cute as he is!!) being questioned 😉

    I <3 those speckled ears!!

  25. *rolls over, shows belly*
    “i’m good i’m good i’m good” say the eyes.

  26. The Guy Over There says:

    Ah, so we go from the World Domination hamster to the hamster with the Martian leader for its evil twin. I see how this is going, Mel, don’t think I haven’t noticed! Because I haven’t!

  27. Lookitdalilwiskers!!!!!

  28. “He lurks but appeareth not, excepting his darkly presence unfold slowly, like thwarted temper arising.”

    Izzat Milton, by any chance?

  29. She’s scarfin’ broccoleeeheheheheh. She scarfin’ broccoli. Heh.

    That made my whole Friday.

  30. cool! the first picture looks as if shes surprised!!!^-^

  31. she likes it!!! she likes the green!

  32. “Broccoli? Wow, I must’ve been a good girl to deserve this! Look at how green it is!”
    Definitely very cute…it’s even cuter than the hamster on the T-shirts…hint, hint…

  33. no, c’est le mostre creatif qui existe dedans… seulement moi.

  34. 1st pic: She’s saying… “Dude, what’s with the broccoli? Where are my bonbons?”

    2nd pic: “Aw, I guess I have to eat dinner before I get dessert.”

  35. BTW, she sure is schweet and fluffy.

  36. Dustbunny says:

    Cute hammie. Nasty broccoli. (Was it Ogden Nash who came up with “We’re out of broccoli, lockoly”?)

  37. I will say it again for those who don’t/can’t read:

    Kumanoko is a BOY!






    That being said, HE is vewwy vewwy cute.

  38. I ask again, Does All Hamster Friday have a theme song??? Anyone? anyone?

  39. I was just about to say that!!! KUMA IS A MALE! a cute male indeed, but very much not a girl!

  40. Mir — will this do?

  41. Mir,

    I can think of no better song than “Hampster Dance.”

    You may have a hard time finding the original (which sampled a Disney song), but maybe it’s still out there somewhere.

  42. Anyone know the “Hamtaro” theme song?

    “Ham-ta-ro! We are hamsters helping people…” and so on…

  43. Dustbunny, I found little rhymelets about parsnips and celery, but no broccoli:

  44. that rox!
    my ham hams!

  45. This link actually has the ending theme song too:

  46. eeek! The speckled ears! The open mouf! The beady bug-out eyes! Yay!

  47. That Hamster is making it’s “OH” face!!!

  48. “no, c’est le mostre creatif qui existe dedans… seulement moi.”

    Ah – Juste ton genie! 🙂

  49. I have an old Hamster Dance t-shirt (circa 1996, I think…can that be right?). I LURVE hammies, especially when they dance!

  50. That hamster is making it’s “oh” face!

  51. EC–merci, mon amie poetique!

  52. hahaha, reading the Flikr site I see that he(!) has eye and tooth conditions that make him eeeextwa cute. Hooray for ultra-cuteness wonky “specialness.”

  53. Every single Hamtaro song you could ever think of is here:

  54. jaypo – Lache pas la patate! 🙂

  55. YIPEEE! Thanks, EC!

  56. Go out for a couple of hours and look how much I miss. Speaking of hamster songs, I think this little dude looks like he’s singing for his supper in the first pic. Guess he did a good job, because he got it in the second.

  57. JP, EC — Je me rappellerai également de fermer mon harrassment de rotation de trompette de coude de callitriche de pâte de pomme de terre rapidement. Navet! Fesses!

  58. Annie Poonanny says:

    God damn that’s a cute hamster.

  59. Theo, jaypo, Collison…

    Lo siento mucho- no hablo francés. ¿Qué han dicho ustedes?

  60. OK, it’s a boy (pass the cigars…)! Sorry for the mixup.

  61. E. Collison, thank you for the link! These songs are cute (but not as cute as the hammies!)

  62. Is that for moi? I have been waiting for you to give some to me! *Cries*, Ahh, and tears make such sweet sauce.


  63. Actually this appears to be a hamster in gender transition (halfway through the paragraph). squee!

  64. “Amazingly, lil’ Kumanoko always appears to have his mouth open in astonishment. Prolly amazed by his own cuteness. Even HE can’t believe himself!

    OK, perhaps most precious detail photo EVAR? You cannot disagree.

    Snorting brocca-leh! She’s snorting! UHN [Say in Dana Carvey voice]”

    OK, he, or she? Hmmmmmm, me thinks its a he.

  65. I think his mouth is open so much because of the problem with his teeth – poor sweet guy.

  66. That hammy has a tooth problem, ohhhh, sad, they should do somethin’ about that.

  67. I think that first picture instantly gave me diabetes.

  68. Wow, where is everybody????

  69. he probably doesn’t have teeth.
    but at least his owner is taking good care of him in spite of it.

  70. awww! the individual broccoli florets crack me up.

    we used to save veggie bits when I had hammies, but never the individual florets 🙂

  71. weak…from…cuteness.

  72. At first I was like “OK another cute hamster” Then I was like “AWWW it looks suprised!” Then I saw the broccoli and the speckled ears and put the whole picture together and *AIEEEE!* What a find!


  74. I loved the contrast between Lili, the two-fisted, corn-kernel eatin’, street-fightin, don’t-mess-with-me hamster-gal, and Kumanoko, the pampered powder-puff who has his broccoli presented to him on a spoon who gets all squealy and goes “Ooh! For ME?” when he sees it.

  75. arwo (aka Barry Manilow) says:

    Oh Zuma
    You came and you ate all the brocc-li
    After your mouth was opened in shock-ly…

  76. How about this for a theme song?

  77. Tweedle Dee says:

    Oh, Harvey, Harvey
    Harvey the Wonder Hamster
    He doesn’t bite and he doesn’t squeal
    He just runs around on his hamster wheel
    Harvey, Harvey
    Harvey the Wonder Hamster
    Hey, Harvey!

  78. Christine says:

    I want Bun-Mon!

  79. Jordan Hamilton says:

    Every time I see a picture of Hammy, his mouth is open like that. Does he have something wrong? Or, maybe I missed the story on this a long time ago… Well, yeah, he’s cute!

  80. Love his face in the first pic! I’ve never seen anyone this excited over broccoli.

  81. sorry mum i know you said not to give the hamster my nourishing vegetables. disgusting but norishing. I wont let you see me doing it again.*sniggers as mum walks away* that doesnt mean i wont do it again i just wont let you see me doing it. i wont be braking my promise cause i didnt promise to stop.

    were having custard for dessert and i know how much you love custard.

    Cute pic! I am obsessed with any thing cute.

  82. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    oh S.F.! B.E.F.! O.M.F.! A.A.A.!!
    [small feet, beady eye factor, open mothfactor, and all around aaaaaaaaaw]

  83. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    Harvey Harvey Harvey hes so cool! Harvey Harvey Harvey he went to hamster school! Harvey Harvey Harvey he loves you! Harvey Harvey Harvey he loves me too ^_^ ♥

  84. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    It’s Hamtaro time!
    Whee! Yippie! Yeah!
    Kushi-Kushi Ticky-Ticky
    When we work together it’s much better!
    My best friend!
    We like sunflower seeds. . .khrrmp khrrmp khrrmp.
    My Ham-Hams!
    If she heads for trouble, we won’t let her!
    Little Hamsters, Big Adventures!
    Laura’s gone to school, let’s go to our Ham-Ham Clubhouse!
    We can fix their troubles just be quiet as a mouse
    Watch out for those cats you know they’re smarter than you think
    But if we work together we can make their plans sink!
    Snoozer, Howdy, Penelope, Panda,
    My best friends!
    Oxnard, Bijou, Cappy, Maxwell
    My Ham-Hams!
    Dexter, Boss, Pashmina, Jingle
    Little Hamsters, Big Adventures!
    ‘scuse me while I work out, gotta run on my wheel
    Hamtaro’s here to help you!
    Hamtaro’s team is for you!