[Sung to the tune of ‘Copa Cobana‘ by Barry Manilow]

Her name was Penny, She was a hamstah
She was the-size of a coin, lots of money she purloined

She would m-e-r-i-n-g-u-e, and do the cha-cha,
She had the tiniest of ears, tiny paws and a striped rear,

And then the punches flew, and chairs were smashed in two
There was blood and a single gun shot
But just who shot who?


Sent in by Emily White, owned by Dennis Milechin—a 2-week old bébé Russian dwarf hammie.



  1. Laurie says:

    She looks like a little puff of meringue.

  2. DavidBoBavid says:

    Hahaha.. that’s awesome. He’s sooo tiny!!

    Great caption, as usual, too.

  3. Aw, such a wittle ball of fluff.

  4. WEENSY, tiny.

    I’d be afraid of losing such a wee little hammeister.

  5. adorababy says:

    Well you came and you gave without taking
    But I sent you away, oh dwarf Hammy
    Well you kissed me and stopped me from shaking
    And I need you today, oh dwarf Hammy

  6. No freakin’ way!!! SO SWEET I can’t stand it!

  7. pheral says:

    ach! gorgeous!

  8. adorababy says:

    I write the songs that make dwarf hamsters sing.
    I write the songs of love and snorgling fuzzy things.
    I write the songs that make the baby lesser sugar bats cry.
    I write the songs, I write the songs.

  9. adorababy says:

    I made it through the rain
    I kept my fur protected
    I made it throught the rain
    I kept my cheek puffs too
    I made it through the rain
    And found myself besnorgled
    By the others who
    Got rained on too
    And made it through

  10. aaaaah!
    i wuv it!
    wuv the song & meringue!
    wuv adorababy, on a woll!

  11. Laurie says:

    It’s a toss-up: Unrelenting ass jokes vs. the all-Manilow comment stream. I don’t know which is more deadly.

  12. adorababy says:

    i can stop any time i want.

  13. pheral says:

    awwww. besnorgled.

  14. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:


  15. adorababy says:

    and by the way my neice has not recovered from everyone saying ‘ass’ all the time; she, I, and all right-thinking mammals agree; towit—>
    domestic partner: do you want anything at the store?
    me: i want cuddles
    domestic partner: no one wants to cuddle you, stinky ass

  16. laurie, that IS a tough one! they are both so deeeelishus!
    ha-ha, toss-up! will the hammy land heads or tails?

  17. Laurie says:

    Maybe if you toss her, she’ll just float away on a breeze, like a feather.

  18. adorababy says:

    she looks like she would— i can’t believe she is so yellow

  19. adorababy says:


    You know I can’t snorg without you
    I can’t snorg without you
    I can’t zerbert and I can’t smush
    I’m finding it hard to move my own tush
    You see I feel cute when you’re cute
    I feel djamoot when I see your snoot
    If you only knew -ehn- what I’m going through -ehn-
    I just can’t snorg without you

  20. Awwwwww–she can hardly hold her wee head up!! Anything in cute rules re: head=bodysize?

  21. ashley says:

    awwww how is that possible? she is sooo tiny!!! I want to see her face!!! Ency wency lil baby………I am all awwed out.

  22. Caitlin says:

    SOOO rule #14! God help us!

    …it looks kind of like when you dig in your pockets for change and you only come up with a penny and some pocket lint. Or are hammies a new form of currency?

  23. i’d take hammy-barter

  24. mejezabel says:

    purloined – hee hee

  25. Elanor says:

    Cotton puff.

  26. juliette says:

    adorababy – you’re killin’ me here!! one more “ehn” and i woulda keeled over. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  27. A-Baby is off da HIZZLE yo.

    (Apologies to Mon Schmoop, who *despises* the Ty Pennington style quasi-ebonics, and rightly so. 😉

    (And E.C. — don’t let this happen to you, eh?)

  28. Is that a thinly veiled reference to my deeply fatigued hallucinations about the BadA– Teddies, Teo?! If it is, it’s well-deserved!!! So there.

  29. Beauregard says:

    Dryer lint isn’t cute! Oh … wait a minute … (head explodes)

  30. Awwww, I sent this in ages ago. 😦

    But I’m glad it at least made it onto the site. I still can’t believe the size of the little guy – and I don’t mean Lincoln.

  31. juggle geese says:

    If hammies were a new form of currency than maybe I would not constantly try to get rid of surplus change.

  32. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    heres a cute site where u can adopt your own virtual pet, and [if u have your own site] you can put in on there!

  33. If hammies were a new form of currency then WE’D NEVER RUN OUT OF CASH. Talk about your compound interest.

    (side note — w00t for the Firefly reference, “Juggle Geese”!)

  34. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    Schmoop, since that wasn’t put in C.O. glassary *cough*Theo*cough* i have to ask what does schmoop mean?

  35. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    oh whoa-a-a-a-ao i know that you love me too moog but i definetely cannot ever be forever with out your tiny snorg!

  36. Someday, LDCH, you’ll have a schmoopie of your own.


    Might want to see to that cough, there.

  37. you guys r silly says:

    holy god in heaven — I was * completely * smacked * senseless * with wee tiny hammie preciousness…
    I would LURVE to *snorgle* the tinyness but I’d be afraid hammie would be snorted right up my nostril!!!

  38. Well, Theo, all I did was mention “merengue” and… 😉

    *Very* schweet ‘ster.

  39. pheral says:

    adorababy, you’re rocking my socks off! there they go. i liked those socks, too.

  40. Can one hemmorage from such cuteness, if so I think I just did!

  41. Now seriously, peeps, why did “Penny” purloin coins?

    Enquiring minds and all that…

  42. you guys r silly says:

    try (if you can…) to *actually picture* the miniscule teeny weeny “honk-shu” that this precious microscopic hammie is making here…… (eeeek!)

  43. Hahaha! I expected that last part of the song to be related, however I feel it fits in a most awesome way 😀

    I’d smash chairs and fire guns for a hammy!

  44. ebichu says:

    Our Roborowski dwarf hamster Flipper Montoya was sent to hammie heaven today, and I swore that I would NEVER EVER get a new one because of the pain of seeing him suffer and die.

    This picture has changed my mind. God, after all, gave us humans hamsters (and cats and dogs and rats and fat ponies and baby goats and…) to ensure us that true happiness always comes at a price.

    Love ya, Flipper.

  45. Woods walker says:

    The little guy is so………beyond cute there should be another term for extreme cuteness.-Woods Walker

  46. “God, after all, gave us humans hamsters (and cats and dogs and rats and fat ponies and baby goats and…”

    And bunnies and hedgehogs – oh, my! [Hee.]

  47. Oh – and woodchucks.

    How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

    – Quite the philosophical conundrum, that.

  48. mariser says:


    so sorry for your loss of Flipper. I hope your next hamster brings you as much love.

  49. And Woods Walkers–how much Wood would a Walker walk if a walker could walk woods? 😉

  50. Ebichu, I’m so sorry about your beloved little Flipper passing on. Our animal companions do teach us so many wonderful things. I hope you have hammie happiness in your life again soon!

  51. Driver B says:

    Holy cannoli, how can one ham-ham be sooooo small?!

  52. Great. After reading the post, Copacabana was stuck in my head and I was forced to download the Essential Barry Manilow collection from iTunes.

    Cute wittle hammy, but SHEESH!

  53. Aubrey says:

    That is a very teeny hamster or a very large snowdrop.

  54. Bite sized!! Once you pop, you cant stop! SO CUTE!! 😀

  55. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    so schmoop is someone that works at c.o.? or is it a couple? cuz that didn’t help me

  56. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    omg! dat tineeeeeeeee at two weeks!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! i ‘tink i giong to esplode from dee cuteness! *boom*

  57. A Fine Morsel says:

    One hammie hors d’oeuvre, coming right up!



  59. (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
    Bump bump bump yeah, you can’t touch this
    Look man, you can’t touch this
    You’ll probably get hyped boy ’cause you know you can’t, you can’t touch this
    Ring the bell school’s back in, break it down!
    Stop! hamster time!
    (Oh-oh oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) you can’t touch this
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) you can’t touch this
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) you can’t touch this
    (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh) break it down!
    Stop! hamster time!

    Every time you see me, that hamster’s just so hype
    I’m dope on the floor and I’m magic on the mic
    Now why would I ever stop doing this
    With others makin’ records that just don’t hit
    I toured around the world from London to The Bay
    It’s hamster go hamster MC hamster Yo hamster and the rest can go and play

    You can’t touch this (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
    You can’t touch this (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
    You can’t touch this (oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
    Yeah, you can’t touch this
    I told you, you can’t touch this (Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh)
    Too hype can’t touch this
    Get me outta here, you can’t touch this

  60. I love the teeny tiny hammies. Keep ’em coming!

  61. adorababy says:

    1) ‘schmoop’ is, I believe, a term of endearment given by Fffeo to his significant other… I believe I first heard the term on Seinfeld, the ‘Soup Nazi’ episode

    2) MC Hammer is not Barry Manilow. This may seem obvious to you, but for some… not so obvious

  62. A-Baby —
    1) Yep. Dunno bout soup nazis.
    2) [does quick Google] …holy $#!t, you’re right.

  63. adorababy says:


    1) If you’re ever in Manhattan, we can take you to the Soup Nazi’s restaurant in the UWS (he’s not there anymore)
    2) you are extremely funny & make me laugh every day
    3) fictional neice still traumatized from yesterday’s use of the word ‘ass’

  64. The Guy Over There says:

    This one definitely competes with the dust ball rabbit for furry fluff. o_O

  65. It’s a hamster that could saddle up and ride a hummingbird! EENY TEENY TEE-NINESY WIDDLE FUZZYYEEEEEEhurrrk–Oh man, I need to clean these rainbow chunks off my shirt now…



  66. OMG!! *squeak* That is so cute it’s almost unbearable; it’s just so tiny!! I love it!

  67. Imagine having to focus your lens on that? Still looks fuzzy, better zoom a little … nope, fuzzy, still, maybe pull back a little … Hmm, penny is in focus, hand is in focus, but the hammy is still a blur ….

  68. Hammy is clearly not meant to be seen by the human eye.

  69. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    did anyone ever watch that cuuuuuuute little show “Hammie the Hamster” in the ’90’s? I would get up at six in the morning to watch with my mom, O loved that shw, O was so crushed when i found out the took it off the air. oh and now im sad 😦

  70. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    It’s a hamster that could saddle up and ride a hummingbird
    ommigawd! you gave me a cute,A. story idea and B. self exploding mental image that must never have meant to have been seen by human eyes because *explodes from too much cute*

  71. I’m not sure if this is what you’re talking about, LDCH – still maybe it’ll take you mind off your hammy grief:


  72. Our local animal puppet TV show was called “Percy Platypus,” and no – I am not making this up.

    Strange but true: this show was produced in Lancaster, PA, USA. I am not now, nor have I ever been, an Australian.

  73. ♥♥♥ l.d.c.h. ☺ ♥♥♥ says:

    thank you Aubrey *hug* [that might have been ackward, i wish id know you better] dat made me happy to hammy the hamster again

  74. Diane N says:

    OMG, I tewtally thought that was a quarter the first time I saw the pic!! Kinda makes the head explode, just trying to think about how teeny that baby really is…

  75. Russian, eh? Must be one of those purebred filigree Siberian hamsters.

    /Fawlty Towers

  76. Alison says:

    That. is the cutest coin I have ever seen! Look at that little Abe Lincoln! Looketim!!!


  78. This was totally ganked from cnn’s gallery of user submitted photos


  79. Betsy Markum says:

    I can’t believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $34668. Isn’t that crazy!

  80. *head explodes*

    *head implodes from cutieness*