There will be NO trumpet practice today

Ahem. Today, we will be playing HAM-MONICA! [unbelievably evil hamster giggles follow]


Karen W., will he work as a mute?



  1. Is that a very large hamster, or a very small trumpet? He looks huge!

  2. Somewhere Satchmo is laughing and wondering “why didn’t I think of that?”

  3. Hamster cannon!

  4. the ham plays “taps” in the trumpet
    [tap tap tap feets]

  5. O, hai!

  6. It could be a Clarino trumpet and a good sized-hammie.

    What a pudding of a face. Now this one, I could get reeaal close too. I’ll leave the horsies to other peeps.

  7. My son plays the trumpet, and as soon as he sees this, he’s gonna start announcing that he needs a hammie. Stheriouswy, guys!

  8. You might have to give the hammy some cute little earmuffs before using him as a mute.

  9. Normal-size trumpet, relatively normal-size ham. He’s just poofy (think Manny on Ice Age). Jumper’s a sweetheart, tho. Glad you like him!

  10. Hammy Armstrong? I think this little guy’s cheekies would put Louie to shame, don’t you?

  11. LOL at above comment. 😀

  12. That hamster is gonna go flying.

  13. berthaslave says:

    I understand that Miles Davis preferred hedgehogs…you can hear the rattle of the quills on “Sketches of Spain” if you listen closely enough.

  14. Of course, there’s the matter of what will be coming out of the spit valves later…LOL


  15. unbelievably evil hamster giggles
    unbelievably evil hamster giggles
    unbelievably evil hamster giggles
    I’m sorry I can’t stop repeating that line, it is so frakin great!
    unbelievably evil hamster giggles

  16. Oh yeah, that’s what happens when you don’t clean your trumpet often enough.
    A friend of mine used to get door mice coming out of hers if she let it go to long without a cleaning.
    Really impedes the clarity of the sound.
    In fact if the trumpet gets too dirty it sounds strangely like an obese pug saying “yummy yummy yummy.”

  17. poor trumpet. What did you do to deserve that? ^^

    Really ironic seeing as I just bought two mutes for my own trumpet…

  18. Hammie is like: You’ve got to be kidding me..

    Oh, and tiny foot alert!

  19. i think mr. hammie wants a nice ‘tocks massage…vibrationzzzzzz…as i am writing i am listening to jazz and am now imagining hams in every one of the trumpets!

  20. Reminds me of a very long joke, the punchline of which is “All right, who’s the wise guy who put a hamster in the trumpet?”

  21. A plumpet in a trumpet.

  22. hams make the best music!

  23. Actually, the hammie is just a baby in that picture — it’s just the reflection that makes him look Ham-huge! 🙂

  24. @catablob: Too funny!!!!!!LOL!!! It’s like metamorphosis (sp?), right? Hamster in the trumpet is the chrysalis stage?? Hee!!

  25. Mary (the first) says:

    omg when I first glanced I thought it was a huge martini glass with a hammie in it.. must be time to go home.

  26. Yes Gail, that’s it.
    And if you use a trombone to cocoon the pupae you can end up with a ground hog or a potbellied pig.

  27. Crazy hamster. I love it

  28. Hammie would make you fluff a few notes P~a~r~p~~

  29. @catablob: WHO KNEW??!? Is it just the brass section or are there similar effects with the woodwinds?? 😀

    all my hamsters and dogs and hamsters and frogs LOVE THIS WEBSITE AND THIS PICTURE!!

  31. Thirty comments and still no obvious rhyme — cute mute?

  32. Hon Glad with the double fart joke! LOL

    (aw jeez, there goes all my “sophisticated gentleman” cred)

  33. “oh my god, the third movement is comming up and I forgot my mute”!!

    time for plan b.

  34. I don’t wanna think about what would be coming out of that trumpet’s spit valve…

  35. Aww, Jessica, we know. We feel the same way. 🙂

  36. Start the cam
    I know a whoopee spot
    Where the peeps are cool
    And the pictures rock,
    It’s just a brilliant site
    Where we just squee all night,
    And all

  37. bananasforbunnies says:

    What a cute little pink nose.

    Kaya, good catch on the tiny foot alert!