Hammrick

There once was a hammie named Joe
Who ate all his O’s on the go,

He was carried around
His munchies, profound!

He could barely wave ‘Cheerio!"

Wee_hammle

OMG, I know you can write one better than that, Winnie!

Comments

  1. Cutie pie!

  2. you guys r silly says:

    oh my god….look at his wee tiny *SCALP* through his little hair!!!
    DOES IT GET ANY *BETTER* THAN THIS LITTLE AND HIS CHEERIO ???!!!???

  3. hahaha..
    i wondered about the text
    then i scrolled down
    and saw the o!
    way to lyric meg :)

    (yay first post?)

  4. blueberries4me says:

    wee, tiny, windblown hammie

  5. Perhaps Michelle (of the kitties in boxes in the driveway fame) will turn her creative abilities to crafting a poem? Your limerick is pretty cute, tho, Meg. Now I have visions of little hammies with British accents….

  6. Muffin Head says:

    …the go go power of Cheerios! ;)

  7. Dear gawd, the Cheerio is almost as big as his HEAD!

  8. The teeeny weeny tiny nails!! ::faints::

  9. This picture has been enlarged to show texture….of both the Cheerio AND Hammie!

  10. warrior rabbit says:

    Well, it’s not a limerick, but…

    Oh, oh, oh, Who’s that hammie with the crunchy goodness,
    Gnawing wafery rounded munchies like theyz almost’ outta fashion,
    With such teeny weeny hands to grip a breakfast that is smashin’
    Prompts a cute a-cravin’, lovin’, obsessin’ crowd to say We-love-you-Joe
    (We-thaaank-CO)

  11. semanticAntics says:

    Isn’t that a gerbil or mouse?

    MSNBC’s Animal Track picture thing is new today. Bat ear foxes, tamarins (two in a persons hand), a pug…

  12. sooooo cute… it should be illegal to be soooooo cute!!!!

  13. There once was a hamster named Joe
    His master’s palm he had made his home
    His owner once made a fist
    And Joe he narrowly missed
    Yet where else has he to go?

  14. Does not usually the larger thing eat the smaller thing? Since both elements are almost the same size in this picture maybe the hammie was hunting the cheerio in a pack with other hammies. This photo is so cute I just fainted.

  15. juggle geese says:

    Does not usually the larger thing eat the smaller thing? Since both elements are almost the same size in this picture maybe the hammie was hunting the cheerio in a pack with other hammies. This photo is so cute I just fainted.

  16. rules 11, 14, and 15 have been met. this is the CCT (coveted cuteness trifecta).

  17. Wee claws, BEF: all focused on a toasted breakfast snack. It would be cute if it wasn’t clear that that O was about to disintegrate like a vampire on the wrong side of a crucifix.

    That Cheerio hasn’t a chance against his mighty hammie powers.

  18. ♦weeee toes♦
    sigh

  19. Laurie C says:

    What is it about Cheerios? My tabby goes apeshit for them. They’re like crack to her. Luckily, being round, I can toss one for her to chase down before she comes hurling herself back at me for more.

  20. adorab-ham. i could write a better poem than that though. Here it goes:
    Little ham, what are you doing?
    you most surely aren’t sewing
    your little mouth is moving to and fro
    why, your eating a cheerio!

    that breakfast food is practically bigger than you
    but your just doing what little hams do
    your nibble nibble crunching all day long
    it might even inspire me to write a song

    okay, so maybe i can’t…

  21. A hamster so loved his O’s
    He’d take them wherever he’d go
    When he ran out of food
    The fingers looked good
    Oh then how the owner would grown

  22. Elizabeth says:

    When Cuteness Kills… (Or Sweeney Hamster)

    Fear the small hamsters so cute
    When on your palm tiny paws root
    Those cereal killers
    Like animal fillers
    You might be their new favorite loot

  23. I think that’s a gerbil. I’ve had both and it doesn’t look like a hamster (unless maybe it’s a Dwarf Hamster?).

  24. that is a baby Djungarian hamster… there’s one sitting on my desk right now :) but she doesn’t like Cheerios… just yogurt lids! yumm!

  25. *delurk* the toes AAAAARRRRRGGGGG THE TOES!!!!! *relurk*

  26. There once was a hammie named Noel
    Who stole Cheerios out of the bowl.
    With many wee little bites
    He’d nibble them out of site
    And head back and grab some more.

  27. awwwwwwww so cute! so tiny

  28. c’mon you guys…meg’s hamrick was the closest to scanning…

  29. AHEM!!! *Cough*

    There once was a hammie so small
    That next to him bugs would look tall
    He rests in your hand
    With lil’toes so grand
    And that’s why he is the greatest of all!

  30. still not scanning…although really cude, claire!

  31. Crap a rat. The hammerick sounds better without the “and” in the last stanza. Oh well T_T

  32. you are correct! hee…love the hamm(e)ricks!

  33. There once was a hammie who nibbled
    On a giant Cheerio kibble
    His twee little frame
    Put the Japanese to shame
    Oh, crap, I hope I didn’t start up a quibble…

  34. no quibbles, but no scansion, either…sorry to belabor…maybe we should do haiku?

  35. “Ham eats Cheerios
    Sees his future in a palm
    Low cholesterol”

    Look – I haven’t written one of these since junior high school!

  36. Hamku

    Dainty paws grasping
    A rounded crunchy morsel
    Cute? That’s a given

    Hamerick

    There was a young hammie named Jude
    Who’s body was round as his food
    Perched high on a palm
    He crunched without qualm
    Then let out a belch… How rude

    Hammet (Shakespearean)

    Oh hammie thou art so round, and fluffy
    None can compare with the grace of thy ways
    Dainty paws hold round cereals puffy
    Cuteness, I’ll be thy thrall for all my days

    Oh thy beedy eyes gleeming onyx bright
    Your fixed gaze is not for me

  37. Ack! I accidently posted before finishing the hammet.
    *Sigh* I was making it up as I went along. I will finish it tomorrow. Too sleepy now.

  38. Hammet (Shakespearean) -finished. I was going to write a Petrarchan hammet too but I thought that might be a bit much. ;o)

    Oh hammie thou art so round, and fluffy
    None can compare with the grace of thy ways
    Dainty paws hold round cereals puffy
    Cuteness, I’ll be thy thrall for all my days

    Oh thy beedy eyes gleeming onyx bright
    Your fixed gaze is not for me forsooth
    Only round morsels can cause their rare light
    As thou cruncheth with tiny hammie tooth

    Complacently thou sit-eth in my hand
    For me thou shalt never have a one thought
    Thy fluffy countenence ever so grand,
    Munching merrily on thy fleshy plot

    And so into the box I reach once more,
    So I might feed thee hammie I adore

  39. There once was a hammy named Joe
    Who set out to eat a whole O

    As he nibbled his lunch
    The gawkers ogled each munch

    ‘Til all that was left was on “Oh!”

  40. Piggalette says:

    I like EricaE’s hammerick best so far. Keep ‘em coming! :)

  41. Marvelous Hammet, Erica! Masterful job!

  42. That’s a gerbil. His eyes are more on the sides. I have a dwarf hammy and they don’t look like that.

    But he’s cute!

  43. I totally love the *intense* look of concentration in his beady little eyes…and the teeny tiny wee claws extended into the helpless O

    reg

  44. that’s all very well but I’m waiting for my daily fix of bun. WHERE IS IT?!?

  45. This critter is not a palm-filler
    Is he hamster? No, he looks gerbil-ler
    But he munches those O’s
    Which he holds with his toes –
    You might call him a cereal killer!

  46. Why thank-you, Loopy.

    A dash of insomnia and English Literature BA… That’s my recipe for disaster… erm hammetry.

    Kids, just say no to a degree in English or you’ll wind up like me.

    Oh… the horror. ;o)

  47. Num num num num num num num num…

    Awwwwwwwww! :)

  48. HEEHEE…he looks as if he is putting a spell on the cheerio with that look in his eye…

  49. “anyone who tries to steal this Cheerio will be VERY VERY sorry!! ….and I don’t care how much bigger he is! I’ll bite his knee caps! . . . or his toenails, or the bottom of his foot! Nevertheless, he will be VERY sorry to have messed with MY Cheerio!!”

  50. A hammy, or gerbil, we know
    We can’t help but gasp aloud “Oh”
    When we look at the size
    Of his miniature prize
    A ham-tire-sized Cheerio.

    /sorry, couldn’t resist joining in the fun.

  51. This is to A thinker…finally, a hammerick that scans…yay. I can stop now (Comp. Lit. PhD candidate, much more ocd about forms)!

  52. Seconded, Dara.

  53. Deborah says:

    Ahem.

    There is a cute hammie called Moe.
    Who doesn’t have nary a foe.
    ‘Cept one we can’t see, that’s Flo.
    Flo tries and tries, but nooooo
    She can’t get her paws on Moe’s Oh.

  54. Theo, you’re humble and loveable…bless you, sir…cronsch.

  55. Thanks, Guys. It bothers me too, so therefore… :)

  56. Doth seem like a baby gerbil to me. Look at his hind feetses, they are long for jumping like gerbils do. Sweetie.

  57. “Humble”???
    That’s a new one.

  58. *snort*

    We’re holding in our laughter, teho.

  59. No Underdog fans? Underham? Underbun? Sweet Polly Purebred?

  60. What is all this about hamricks that “scan?”

    -confuzzled

  61. A fuzzball who loved O’s of oat,
    Rode his owner’s palm like a boat.
    With his species in doubt,
    Dear CO fans devout –
    Is he hamster or gerbil? Let’s vote!

  62. EricaE — it’s to do with proper syllable count & the rhyme pattern. 8 8 5 5 8, AABBA.

  63. (Good illustration, Kayte!)

  64. not quite…

  65. (it’s close…)

  66. Laurie C says:

    There once was a hamster so wee
    All around him could only say “Squee!”
    So he paid them all back
    With his Cheerio snack
    Eating cutely as ever could be.

  67. yeah, Laurie C…

  68. little gator says:

    There once was hamster so cute
    That the photo of him was a beaut.
    His name it was Joe.
    He munched on his O.
    Then shoved it all right up his snoot.

  69. oh fer cryin…

  70. Theo,

    That’s what I thought. I made sure the Hammet and Hamku were correct but fudged on the Hammrick. *shrugs* I suppose I should care but at 2 a.m. I was just going for the cheap giggle. ;o)

  71. (For winging it I was pretty close. There I added to the last line. 88558 AABBA Voila! ;o) )

    There was a young hammie named Jude
    Who’s body was round as his food
    Perched high on a palm
    He crunched without qualm
    Then he let out a belch… How rude

  72. hrh.squeak says:

    There once was a hammie so bold
    He insisted his treats all be holed
    He sat on the hand
    His demeanor so bland
    And proclaimed to us all “You’ve been PWNED!”

    (OK, pwned doesn’t *quite* rhyme, but the content demanded it be there. Sorry.)

  73. Mine follows the 88558 syllable scheme if you drop the “And” from the last stanza…

    There once was a hammie so small
    That next to him bugs would look tall
    He rests in your hand
    With lil’toes so grand
    That’s why he is the greatest of all!

  74. Wow, Meg, look what you started… ;)

  75. Kristin says:

    CLASSIC!!!!!

  76. soo cute… =)

  77. he waits, then he gnaws

    cheerio on a lifeline

    hamster in a palm

  78. btw, I loved all the poetry, in all forms. Sorry I didn’t see the gerbil post before I composed.

  79. Gwyndolyn O'Shaughnessy says:

    Scansion is more than just the number of syllables; it’s the pattern the syllables fall into:
    There WAS a small HAMmie named JOE
    Whose HEAD near-ly FIT in an O
    He NIB-bl’d his WAY
    Round the OUT-side (they SAY)
    Now JOE is out-SIDE the whole O

    If you have to force a syllable into an unnatural point in the rhythm, it doesn’t scan:
    “There ONCE was a CAT named Gwynd’-LYN”
    … see? It doesn’t naturally fit the “one TWO three four FIVE six sev’n EIGHT” of a proper limerick. The syllable pattern is distorted from normal speech, since the name is “GWYN-do-lyn.”

    Limericks get extra points for scansion, cleverness (such as puns), exceptional alliteration, internal rhyme, and (sometimes) naughtiness. Limericks tend to be categorized as doggerel, because they’re relatively easy to create … unlike, say, sonnets, with their iambic pentameter (iirc), fourteen-line ABAB … CC requirements.

    (Liberal Arts education, yes … You did want fries, right?)

  80. we need a poll of frustrated english degrees here.

  81. I STILL say that mine scans. *pouts like the frustrated poet she is*

  82. Heh.

    http://www.squidgrid.com/images/misc/yeemyeemyeem.jpg
    *WE* shall scan your limericks, mortal, and should they not pass our muster…

  83. hrh.squeak says:

    mine scans, o yeemyeemyeem of scansion doom.

  84. Eeep! Theo, call off your minions. *holds up her poetic license, hand trembling slightly*
    All m’ papers are in order guv’ner.

  85. this almost made me cry- my gerbil chip used to eat cheerios… that was all he would he right before he died

  86. I am honored to be a minion of Theo, and a not-quite-fry-wielding Lit PhD candidate…[bows head, waits for dubbing {or drubbing} to begin].

  87. Eek… this isn’t THAT sort of website.
    ;)

    So, OK, how does this work?… rise, Sir/Lady Dara. (Stupid intarnets.)

  88. Rule Number 14 put to the max!

  89. Rule Number 14 put to the max!

  90. Nobody else seems to have said it, but this cute little guy is 1) full grown and 2) called a robo hamster. They sell them at Petsmart.

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