Bon Apétit! Tonight we haf:

Salmon (Sssh, it’s really papaya!)
Tuna (Hee! Watermelon!)
Sashimi (No, eet’s really plum and zuh plum skeen!)
Ahi Tuna Steak (Watermelon again!)
Delmonico Steak (Keeding! Eet’s Portobello mushroom!)
Cheesecake (Cheese wis yogurt dollop!)

And don’t forget zuh carrot chopsteecks.

Katrina B., we have to introduce you to Mathijs over at Cooking For Lucy of HamsterTracker fame. P.S. did you know that Mathijs has a new book!?



  1. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    1) Nice circonflex, there, Meg!!!
    2) Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy do Hammies or GP’s or whatev’s …

    have a more sophisticated menu than a ma maison???? 😦

    3) The restaurant might wanna place a nice piece of table linens,
    with Alencon lace on that


    tabletop …..

  2. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    PS: “Borke, borke, borke!!” 🙂

  3. pic # 3 – teh leetle handsies!

  4. We may have to set up a (dinner) date for these two.

  5. Martha in Washington says:

    Wow! That looks good enough to eat! So does the “food”! Nom, nom, nom!

  6. Wild applause for the love and creativity bestowed upon this wee ham! I just love people who do this kind of thing. 🙂

  7. I’m pregnant and can’t eat sushi. Maybe I can order from this hampster’s menu!

  8. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    Je suis d’accord.

  9. Apparently the sushi was not up to his little standards! Onto the FLOOR with you!


  10. You mean Alençon Lace, don’t you? 😛

  11. Diva Hamster disses the help . . .

  12. . . . the help leaks sex tape to the press . . .

  13. . . . Diva Ham tweets “Kiss mon circonflexe!” . . .

  14. Pickie 3 is fabosh. What a cute little bear/ham!

  15. Gigi (the original one) says:

    I am flabbergasted at the time and effort put into this.
    Just flab·ber·gast·ed !!!

  16. TrixandSam says:

    I adore little Hammie’s eyes in pic 3. Food ecstasy. (or gas, you can never be sure.)

  17. Gigi (the original one) says:

    I’ll have what she’s having… 😀

  18. Well, MY festive gimme list just got one book longer.

    Also, is his name REALLY “van der Paauw”? If so, I fear I may have Awesome Overload also.

  19. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    perfectly perfect 🙂
    (I thought about that, when I typed it out…..)

    😦 my keyboard no has circonflex capability
    (at least, I don’t THINK it does..)

  20. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


  21. look at that pinky that’s sticking out in the last pic.

  22. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    If Rachel Zoe saw the pics and read the menu, perhaps she would describe eet as

    “”!!!! 🙂

  23. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


    as a wimpy gurl, I’ll just choose to assume, that it’s food ecstasy
    (aka endorphins 🙂 )

  24. my hammy bear!!!! 😀 😀

    i was actually thinking about him a lot today because the hedgehog’s paws from the earlier post remind me of sammy’s paws 🙂 🙂 🙂

    here is the post from his 1st b-day if you missed it: sadly sammy only made it to 2 birthdays (i’m actually bawling right now 😦 i miss my little guy so much!)) so i’m glad i went all out for his birthdays he deserved it!!!

  25. doubleyoudesigns says:

    My mind is officially blown.

  26. Delicious sashammie.

  27. muttluver says:


  28. I think that tiny, cunning little hamster hands just inevitably make people think of playing with dollhouses and miniatures, so they start thinking about preparing miniature doll food to go along with their fun.

  29. I hug you. Angel-ham.

  30. Gigi (the original one) says:

    ç is not an acccent circonflexe it is a cédille, this is an accent circonflexe ^ .

    The cédille is used only on the c and changes a hard C sound (like K) into a soft C sound (like S). The accent circonflexe looks like this ^ and it’s use is more complicated to explain.
    And yes you need a french keyboard to have them.

  31. BTW, Katrina B. already knows Mathijs van der Paauw and Lucy. In a comment on the earlier picture of her hammie nomming gourmet food she thanked Mathijs van der Paauw and said she learned her hammie cooking skills from him.

  32. Very cool. There is no substitute for cute.

  33. Looks like he ate dessert first!

  34. This is just the height of perfect silly awesomeness.

  35. Awwww, I just remembered the movie Ratatouille where in it tasted the ingredients then created a new and better food so cute.

  36. Oh so very glad that you are back. I have really been missing Lucy and her delicious meals. The presentations are absolutely wonderful. Much better than a 5 Star Resturant. I have actually made myself Lucy’s mini meals ( in larger portions, of course ) and they are great for dieters. – Love the web site for photos of preparation tips. You need to publish furry mini cookbook.

  37. *headslap* Bien sûr!

  38. Makes me feel like a bad mom to my rats for just slopping their food in their bowl 😉

    Smörgåsbord. Always makes me laugh 🙂

  39. What’s Alencon lace. Probably not a patch on Honiton Lace. Yes I’m British and proud ofit.
    Rule Britannia Brittania rules the waves…… or is it waives the rules?

  40. thanks 🙂

    i’m much better now 🙂 good thing i saw the post last night instead of this morning before work!

  41. he totally did!! i was funny 😀

  42. i did learn all my hammy meal preparation skills from Mathijs!! Thanks again to him and cute overload!!

  43. Je suis accordian.
    “La file de joie est belle
    Au coin de la rue la-bas
    Elle a un clienetele……
    ….Son hom est une Artiste
    Ce’st un drole de petit gars
    Un Accordeoniste…”

  44. Yuk Yuk 🙂

  45. Nucleus – My cats better not see this, cos I just slop a couple of pouches in their bowels,
    that’s if they don’t have my hand off first.

  46. I heart the leetle cheesecake!!

  47. Pawsitively enchanting, not to mention too cool for words.

  48. Quel heure et il?
    that’s all I remember from high school french… 🙂

  49. Wow someone loves their little hammie!

  50. Waives the rules, absolutely.

  51. TrixandSam says:

    Me too, but some folks get a bit windy when eating veg.

  52. Tiny hammy food! Tiny hammy paws! These are such wonderful pictures! Hammy dad is amazing for making such teeny healthy food for his sweet Lucy! 🙂

  53. Hugs 2 u, kat.
    The little ones have such short lives.
    I recently lost one of my piggehs unexpectedly 😦 but still have her sister 🙂

  54. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    The last picture is the cutest. Head bowed slightly, he thoughtfully enjoys his little meal 🙂

  55. lol… I am vegetarian, and I can verify that. TMI, you say? 😉

  56. You did an outstanding job with that sushi spread. The look of utter contentment in pic 3 pretty much sums it up. It looks like Sammie reached Nirvana long before he left us.

  57. {{{{Mathijs and Lucy}}}}

    We cried until we were sick over our hammies’ passing-their lives are too short.

  58. NormallyLurksOnly says:

    I rarely participate on CO having nothing to add and prefer to lurk only, However, in this case, I can help. A language-specific keyboard helps but most modern computer systems allow entry of multinational characters without one. On some its easy, some its difficult. Sadly, if you are a Micro$oft user, its difficult. m$ seems incapable of doing anything the easy way. There are actually two related ways:

    1) On WindozeXP (and I assume there are equivalents on later OSes,) goto Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character Map. The Character Map displays all of the typefaces and the characters in each on your system. Most English language users will have most of the characters for other languages already displayed. For me, lowercase c-cedilla is in the 9th row, 6th column. Click on it, then click Select, then Copy. Now, return to your CO typing and paste in the character with Ctrl-V: ç Voilà!
    (I did say it was hard!)

    2) Notice when you clicked on the character in CharacterMap, in the bottom right, you saw a message: “Keystroke: Alt+0231” If you know the keystroke number, you can enter any character right from your keyboard. But, of course m$ has to make that difficult too. Hit an hold the Alt key, but the numbers HAVE to come from the keypad. If you don’t have a keypad, like on a laptop, there are keys somewhere (not the numbers along the top row, BTW) that emulate a keypad. You usually activate them with another key called NumLock, and usually a little light comes on indicating NumLk is enagaged. On my system, it would be Shift-NumLk, then Alt, M (where the 0 is), k (where the 2 is) l (where the 3 is) and j (where the j is). Remember to hold the Alt key while entering the numbers. Remember to disengage NumLock when you are done.

    There are other ways of doing this. For instance, you could save all the special keys you use in a document on your desktop, then copy-and-paste them from there.

    *NormallyLurksOnly fades away leaving behind only a vague odor of burning circuitry and used cat litter*

  59. That is one pampered hamster!

  60. Don’t worry -ceejoe- I know next to bugger all French. I knew the song but had to laboriously copy from the intertubes.

  61. how do you say ‘ah, bean toe?’

  62. Hon Glad, you put their food directly into their bowels?!!!! How efficient!
    (Sorry, couldn’t help it.)

  63. My daughter’s little black bear hammie only lived about a year or so, developed cancer, broke her heart. I had hammies all my life and hers was just too sweet (named Reesie). We moved on to bigger critters after that….Netherlands dwarf bunny. Now he rules the house, chases the dogs, his giant ball and us sometimes.

    Hugs to all those who have loved and lost soft fuzzy critters!!! 🙂

  64. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    Hey, that’s my dinner!

  65. Erm, thanks Skippy…(I think.)..I was just re-reading my post, when to my chagrin, I noticed my mistook. Still, I think I did the same thing with one of your comments, si it’s tit for tat, or tat for cat or something 🙂

  66. er, so not si 😦

  67. Tit for cat!

  68. I just dump their food into the litterbox–I tell them I’m eliminating the middleman. OK, maybe I’ll stop now.

  69. Somebody has a lot of time on their hands– I mean, the hamster doesn’t give a whoop about presentation– but as a vegetarian I approve the menu!

  70. bookmonstercats says:

    Ze Fronch have all ze best insults. “Kiss my comma” just doesn’t have the same “je ne sais quoi” to it.

  71. bookmonstercats says:

    Somebody once said “Never has my flabber been so ghasted”. Sadly, it wasn’t me, but I wish it had been.

  72. “Uh waiter, I believe papaya and watermelon are clearly out of season. Bring me something more local! I don’t eat anything that’s not grown within 50 ft of my den.”

  73. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    “ah, bientot” (sans circonflex, ici 😉 )

  74. And this had better be a free-range, grass-fed Portobello!

  75. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ Hon Glad:
    while I couldn’t locate a link which was limited to just an image with a photo, *** whose source I trusted** here is a webpage with 3 photos, and some text (however it does seem the gal actually OBTAINED
    this lace IN FRANCE)

  76. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ ceejoe:

    bet you’ll remember THIS part 🙂

    “La plume de ma tante, est
    sur la table de mon oncle.”

    (Evidently, my aunt and my uncle are divorced and are in the process of sorting their belongings prior to the divorce proceedings…..:) )

  77. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    (There was s’posed to be a 🙂 inside those parenthesis 🙂 )

  78. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    oops nope I didn’t proofread myself. She got it in San Francisco….Hope the image is correctly accurately of Alencon (sans cedille) Lace …..

    (hides in corner, from rotten fruit, due to threadjack having ranged rather farther than originally intended….)

  79. LOF EET!!!

  80. skipped the chopsticks and ate with its leetle paws! My kind of barbari-ham!

  81. you are too kind. i nearly strained something with that lame pun.

  82. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ bookmonstercats: Now THAT’s a fun bit, that’s new to me!!!

    YOWZA!!!! Homerun!!!!

  83. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    I once cared for a little fuzzy cat whom I named Reesie as well
    (partly due to pnut butter, choc & white coloring; and partly in reference to the bubbly R. Witherspoon’s personality) 🙂

    Blessings to you and condolences re. Reesie.
    The bun sounds won(derful).

  84. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:


    I never could get away, with eating dessert first. I’m tellin’ ya, the hammies and GP’s have The Life.

    (immature, jealous sigh)

  85. hugs back to you ceejoe – i’m very sorry for your loss 😦

  86. All, right, Now I have a picture in my head of a Portobello *picking* up it’s ‘skirts’, and tippy-toeing on it’s thread-like root-things to a new patch of grass!!!

  87. O NO He/ She/ It DI-unt!!! says:

    The mental picture here…

  88. What was used as the sushi wrapper and rice? Just curious… 😮

  89. Thank you O NO, it doesnt look to bad for {{{Foreign}}} stuff 🙂

  90. the rice was rice 😀

    the sushi wrapper was zucchini skin. it ended up being SO DIFFICULT!! i didn’t want to use real seaweed paper because i was afraid it would get stuck in his throat :s i tried a veggie peeler and a paring knife but the skin was too thick and wouldn’t wrap into a little cylinder!! In the end i used a knife to make the skin extra thin, held it together with some of that soft cheese from the cheesecake, and made the cylinders first then inserted the fruit and rice around it!!

    hard work but i only did it once a year 🙂 i know it’s a little crazy – but sammy had the hard job of putting up with me – all the times i kissed him and left lip gloss on his fur, and i used to wake him up out of a sleep when i really needed cuddles 🙂

  91. awwwwww ❤

    Sounds like quite a bit of effort that was worth it to the little guy. Thanks for your reply. That was a very creative way to get the zucchini to cooperate xD


    a nice post Morten recognition. R.I.P. Sammy