Mmmmm! whiskery!


Bert the Hamster by Oliver J. Smith



  1. Hey, he’s even the right color to be a Push-Up.

  2. Katiedid says:

    Awww man now I want a pushpop!! dang it…
    For some reason I want to use that paper roll as a blow dart gun!

  3. brinnann says:

    I remember eating those in elementary school at lunchtime – always the orunj ones. Do they still make the Flinstones ones?

    [Oh probably… but MAN what a mess of weirdness I get when I Google “push-up pop”, yikes 😯 – Ed.]

  4. berthaservant says:

    I believe this is how the idea for “Otter Pops” started.

  5. berthaservant says:

    lol that this is “i shall leeck you.”

  6. marthava says:

    Darn. Now my tongue is all golden brown.

  7. Kristabelle says:

    First thing I thought of: Push-Ups! Where’s the icecream man when you need him???

  8. skippymom says:

    Is he mango flavor?

  9. neeble neeble.

  10. Ha-sickie!!! 🙂

  11. Oh hai!

  12. 260Oakley says:

    Sprinkles on the bottom.

  13. skippymom says:

    The ice cream truck that comes through my neighborhood will often drive around playing Christmas carols. It’s really weird to watch it glide along the streets on a hot day with the strains of “O Come All Ye Faithful” drifting through the air.
    (Next time I’ll have to hail it to ask whether they sell hamster push-ups.)

  14. momof2kittiesandapuppeh says:

    *runs to freezer and rummages around the peas and pork chops*

    Hey! All I’ve got is regular old ice cream-y push-ups! Where’s my hamsicle??

  15. Lerrinus says:

    Awww! Cute! I wanna plant a kiss on its little head! 🙂

  16. “I got good lemonade, ah, dixie cups,
    All flavors and push ups too!
    I’m your ice cream ham, stop me when Im passin by!
    See now, all my flavors are guarantee-hee-hee, hee, hee, heed
    …….to saaaaatisfyyyyyyyyyyy !!”

  17. Paunchie says:


    Push ups are yummz. I still likes dem.

  18. Hamsters, not only incredibly cute but an incredibly safe source of alternative energy!

  19. brinnann says:

    😆 @ 260Oakley

    And T[Ed.], I can’t even imagine what you found! 😯

  20. Von Zeppelin says:

    The Hamsters of London: “Excuse me, Guv’nor. Can you direct me to the nearest tube station?”

  21. These are the ones I remember:

  22. I don’t know about you guys, but I think that Bert is the BEST name for a hamster. If only I would have thought of it when I had mine….

  23. Reminds me of that episode of Kipper, “Pig’s Present”. He gets a Hammy for his friend Pig & calls him Roly Poly. Very cute.
    Couldn’t find that episode. 😦

  24. i like the blue and pink in the background. the colors look brushed on like a dream.

  25. @Metz: OMG, I LOVED that Kipper episode. (Totally forgot about Kipper!) Thank you for the memory. : )

  26. jesse v says:

    Whiskery on the Rocks, please. thx.

  27. zeldapie says:

    jesse v, I’ll take a sip of that, please. What a day!

    (Bert, I *heart* you, lil cutie!)

  28. catloveschanel says:

    bert is pert.

  29. nosebeep!

  30. puddlepeppers says:

    “Give me 20!”

  31. chanpon says:

    I remember push-up pops too. Don’t know recall a ham-flavored one though.

  32. Subhangi says:

    Looks like a mango-flavoured hammie to me!

    (Yes, it’s STILL summer here. Where are the rains, dangit?!)

  33. hon glad says:

    I feel deprived, I’ve never had a push-up.

  34. @ hon glad – p’raps our version is Calippo? They turn your tongue orange too!
    Is this the only I Shall Leeck You entry without a tongue visible?

  35. hahahaha!

    My hams does that too. He can climb the kitchen towel core without help at all. Haha!

    Super adorable.

    Syrians rules! XD

  36. Im assuming that when he opens his mouth a Pez pops out.

  37. “Don’t push me, push a push pop!”

  38. you know what’s not cute? those nails! stop biting ’em kid!

  39. David Harmon says:

    Long before “push-ups”, there was the Charlotte Russe…. My Mom (in her 70s) remembers those fondly.

  40. danielie says:

    This is so adorable! I love the bright colours. 🙂

  41. it’s a ham burrito!

  42. Welshcake says:

    Was this an episode of Blue Peter where they teach you how to make a hamster out of a toilet roll?

  43. awwww that hamstrer is sooooooooooooooo adorie!
    I have a bff who love love lovees hamsters she will luv this

  44. he is just soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo adorie!!!

  45. Thank you for this cute pic! I really like it and I published it on our blog: http://blog.mycampbell.de/2009/06/24/fremdgehamstert-hoch-hinaus/

    Best regards from Germany,