There is one who could unite them…

…only one who could reclaim the throne of Gondor.

…only one with the strength of—


Oh Noes! A Balrog*! A demon of the ancient world! This foe is beyond any of you. Run!


MAD Muppet Piórko, and Movie coming Tomorrow by the fabulous hamster chronicler pyza.




  1. Sweet merciful heavens, that’s a lot of fluff and a lot of ferocity.

  2. 5^^now8ing says:

    What a great caption! He *does* look very dramatic!

  3. what the-??

  4. I…I must comb you, bebeh.

  5. ooo that’s awesome. I want to give it a staff and a cloak. 😀

  6. jess e. says:

    Fly, you fools!


  8. Chad R. says:

    Now we must have a very long argument about whether he should have wings.

  9. As his dignified fur mantle flaps gracefully in the wind, the Tree Guru prepares himself to receive myriad questions from the seekers of wisdom: “What about health care reform? And how do we solve the present financial crisis? And what about the car manufacturers, the housing problem, the bank failures…….??? ”
    The Tree Guru ponders a bit, carefully arranges his billowing white robe, and pronounces carefully the words we’ve all been waiting for: “Beats the heck out of me!!!”

  10. complete win! too awesome!

  11. So full of win!

  12. ROFL Meg! Before I even read the captions… that is exactly what I thought of! SO funny! And yes… so full of win lol

  13. Paunchie says:

    You know, I saw these pics on her flickr site and meant to send them to Meg. I fergot I guess, but our intrepid Cuter Overloaders found them anyway of course!

  14. Ugh, I wish I had Photoshop so I could put a little pointy hat on his head! 🙂

  15. Once again,I feel myself moved to ask– WHAT EES EET???

  16. OMG … LOTR and CuteOverload together … I can’t handle it!!!!! *squee!!*

  17. PaperAirplane says:

    I’m still laughing at the Balrog/Squirrel note.

    Oh, and the squirrel!

  18. Somebody get this fluffball of a ham a wizard staff!

    “You! Shall not! PAAAAAAAASS! ” *squeak*

  19. Paunchie says:


  20. Paunchie says:

    (haha! jinx Lizzy)

  21. LMAO! 😀

  22. @ Hila and pmoys – Ask and ye shall receive!

  23. Ah yes…the elusive furry albino tree nymph. Stunning photo capture.


  24. (stuffs cheek pouch)
    Run! To the hobbitrail!

  25. LizzyCat says:

    Yeah, what the heezy kind of skwerl is that?

    (It’s precious.)

  26. LizzyCat says:

    Oh wait, it’s a hammie? Derp :p

  27. the first pic makes him look so maniacally mystic and stuff.

    the second pic, he looks wistfully sad, as the wind blows his fur ever so gently.

    I want one.

  28. danielie says:

    LOL I love the way the (extreme!)fluff blows in the wind. Pic 1 blows my mind. XD

  29. Does anyone know what kind of squirrel that is (the scientific name, not the CO name)?

  30. berthaservant says:

    I love the twiddling Monty Burns-esque paws in the second photo. Exxx-cellent!

  31. critterluvr says:

    This is a long-haired hamster, Skip.

  32. I have one name…………..Vidal Sassoon

  33. That so far is the best hamster picture ever!

  34. Lalaith says:

    I have only one word to say about the Gandalf hammie: Awesome.

  35. Oh oh!! I need, need, NEED, a site called Cute OverLOTR. Seriously. All cute, all animal photos, and all LOTR captions.

    BTW- this guy is totally a hobbit.

    [Or maybe something like “LOTRcats”? – Ed.]

    […I Can Has Precioussss? 😛 – Ed.]

  36. I take it back. He really IS a hammy Gandalf.

  37. Woah, Ed. You’re mixing genres and screwing with my fragile mind. I need my fantasy and cartoon worlds to be separate, thank you very much.

  38. [laughing really hard and never stopping]

  39. Stop! Who would cross the Tree of Death must answer me these questions three, ‘ere the other side he see.

  40. i can’t tell if Hamdalf here has really long beard or really long hair….

  41. I have to go with the people who are leaning more Tim the Enchanter than Gandalf.

  42. It’s Gandalf the Grey casting a magic!!!!!!

  43. critterluvr says:

    I think that in the first pic, this ham looks far more like Saruman, the corrupt wizard who caused Gandalf so much grief with his evil doings!

  44. Sinamon says:

    @ mocax — HAMDALF! Brilliant!!!! ROFL

  45. Saruman Squirrel!

  46. Oh noes critterluvr said it before me 😦

  47. Katrina says:

    Our favorite Hamster photographer is back with another exciting episode of
    the White Hamster Wizard of Truth! I agree, he needs a staff, even if he will just chew through it. We don’t want the broken spaghetti stick incident of a while back, though.

  48. “Fly, you fools!”

  49. O. M. G. the MOVIE… Piorko’s Melancholy and Holy Fury. More like Holy Furry.

  50. hon glad says:

    Flying floof of fury.

  51. He looks like one of the old 1970’s style kung-fu movie kung-fu masters (esp. in the first pic)!

  52. thicktortiethintabby says:

    I could’ve sworn NTMTOM had written the post…

    [Heh. Or possibly Tolkien. 😉 – Ed.]

  53. Lula Mae says:

    Dust hammy!

  54. I love LOTR… and this hammy is so gandalf or Hamdalf as has been already said.

  55. Kristabelle says:

    Love all the LOTR refs. Hamdalf it is!

  56. animal luvr says:

    all i can say i wtf IS that?!?!?!?

  57. animal luvr says:

    its kyoot

  58. spudchick says:

    {picturing Shadowfax}

  59. eternalXgrace says:

    *squeeeee!!!!* ….twitch…twitchtwitch… ‘SPLODED’EDEDED! – omg, i LOVE LOTR + CO/HAMMIE = FTW!! [for the win!~!] and… in the background, “dontcha wish your gf was like me?” and herbal essences commercial. – ending w/: oh boooys, it says repeat if desiredd~~ ;-P!!

  60. AuntieMame says:

    From now on, whenever I read the Moria chapter, Legolas is going to say “Oh noes! A balrog!” instead of “Ai, oi! A balrog!”


  61. Perfect caption for an AWESOME picture. I can’t stop laughing.

  62. catloveschanel says:

    Maru and the fat dangle kitty over the bridge may be just the ticket for the Fellowship to beat the Balrog. Sit them on either side of the bridge to cover Gandalf.

  63. Rosie Posie says:

    Speaking as someone with five cats named after LOTR characters (Frodo, Strider, Legolas, Eowyn, and Glorfindel). I whole-heartedly endorse this offering.

    Hamdalf! *dies laughing*

  64. Wait, who was Glorfindel?

  65. cassandra says:

    wow, epic ham. awesome.

  66. hey guys! this is a long hair teddybear hamster, i had like 5 when i was leeettle. i want one again, now please. so furry, so spesh. the absolute angels of the rodentworld

  67. AuntieMame says:

    You remember Glorfindel, don’t you, Theo? He’s the guy whose role was usurped by Arwen in the movie. (Not the marrying Aragorn part, but the coming and finding Aragorn and the hobbits on their way to Rivendell part.)

  68. How lovely the flowing white tresses:like white capped waves, like a pearl in the forrest (well…a hairy pearl), like….what the heck is it?

  69. O.O Must…. have…. fluffulence!!!!! xP *dies*

  70. to eat or not to eat? that is ze questink! says:

    model pose! wind blowing hair! hot!

  71. Magic and Mischief says:

    Omgzz! I am listening to the LOTR audio book and just passed that part and thought of this peeeeekture!! It fits perfectly!!

  72. OMG!! The cutest thing ever. I wanna eat him, Gandolf mane and all!