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!😄

  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,