The Littlest Library Patron

Although it’s important for a modern hamster to be well-read, everyone has a favorite classic they return to time and again…

Mine’s The Old Ham and the Sea, by Ernest Hammingway.

We’d love to check this cutie out at our library, Meagan E.



  1. brinnann says:

    I wonder if he has trouble with the card catalog.

  2. 260Oakley says:

    “Hey babe, can I get your call number? I could gaze into those Dewey eyes all night long.”

  3. I’m guessing Meagan E.’s is Hamlet. 😉

    “What a piece of work is ham! How noble in reason!”

  4. warrior rabbit says:

    I thought he’d go for Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.

  5. Don’t tell the library cat…

  6. Malinki says:

    I bet the little guy’s looking for a book to read on vacation in the Hamtons.

  7. brinnann says:

    Or Hamburg, Germany.

    Or for a more adventurous trip: the Hamalayas.

  8. brinnann says:

    “ISBN noticing you checking out my decimal system.”

  9. (The Original) Mel says:

    These comments make me want to do the Hamster Dance.

  10. Fird Birfle says:


  11. Fird Birfle says:

    “Beep” on dat widdwe pink nosie……

  12. Fird Birfle says:

    Izzat significantly diff’runt, from the Secretariat Dance??? 😉

  13. Ederina says:

    The Italian’s phrase equivalent to bookworm in English is topo di biblioteca, which literally mean library mouse- I think we can lump hamsters into this group 🙂

  14. Fird Birfle says:

    “I do not like Green Eggs and Ham. I do not like them, Sam I Am ….” 🙂

  15. 260Oakley says:

    “Feel free to browse my stacks.”

  16. HEhehehehe!

  17. I will not eat them with a goat I will not eat them in a coat.

  18. brinnann says:

    😆 Best comment, by far!

  19. Ha ha! Widdle guy is seriesly cute.

  20. That little guy has a hint of disapproval in the 2nd picture.

  21. While the little guy is seriously adorable, I’m more interested in dating the person who owns such well-stocked bookshelves! My husband will understand.

  22. Retired Hippie says:

    *ding dong* Someone’s at the door…who could it be??

  23. brinnann says:

    He disapproves of the books not being shelved in their proper order.

  24. That looks like an English major’s bookshelf.

    Mr Darcy recommends the improvement of the mind by extensive reading. 😉

  25. Guinea Peeg Lover says:

    I will not eat them in a box, I will not eat them with a fox.

  26. 260Oakley says:

    …and keep your sisters away from the conniving Mr. Wick-Ham.

  27. Hammyham knows that books should be shelved by genre, and then by author! This is disgraceful! He stares at you reprovingly!

  28. You an overdue library book, hammy? Cause you’ve got “fine” written all over you. 😉

  29. brinnann says:

    *high-fives J.* Okay, that one may have given 260O’s a run for the money. 😆

  30. “How infinite in whiskarage. In fur and earsies how express and admirable.”

  31. brinnann says:

    I think he’s searching for Grain Expectations. His favorite character is Ms. Havish-ham.

  32. If he’s an American Hambrarian, he could use Dewey:

    Or Library of Congress:

    NB: Dewey is found more often in public libraries; LoC in university and other private research libraries. Not sure what the standard is in Ham libraries. :mrgreen:

  33. I will not eat them at a dance
    I will not eat them wearing pants. :mrgreen:

  34. 260Oakley says:

    Chewy decimal, perhaps?

  35. He probably lives in it. A card catalog would probably be an awesome hammy apartment house.

  36. …as long as the library cat wasn’t in it, that is.

  37. PS: Shouldn’t that be “The Old Ham and the Seeds”?

  38. fish eye no miko says:

    He’s looking for Margaret Atwood’s “A Ham-Maid’s Tail”.

  39. Given their reproductive proclivities, I’d say Doublin’ Core (that’s a real librarian joke 🙄 ) .

  40. brinnann says:

    Not even Hammerpants?

    ♫♪ ♪♪ ♪♫♪

  41. Heather says:

    I wanna shake the owner’s hand for having such impeccable taste in literature!

  42. Can’t touch that. :mrgreen:

  43. 260Oakley says:

    Your puns are showing MARCed improvement.

  44. OCLC why you might think so. 😛

  45. brinnann says:

    Thankfully you decided not to go with the pun on that one.
    “I wanna shake the owner’s ham…”

  46. Melissa says:

    Peeved hammy sez

  47. I Haz a Funny Bone says:

    I LOVED the Hamster Dance!! It was taken offline by some copyright issues, I believe. Once upon a time, I even had the T-shirt. 😉

  48. Jessie D says:

    How am I the only person who is wondering what is in that tube on the secodn shelf? “Temptations ingredients”…?

  49. earlybird1 says:

    I think he’s after a Sherlock Hams mystery.

  50. It says “For external use only.” :mrgreen:

  51. (The Original) Mel says:

    Oh, you’re the other person in the world who still likes it. 😉

  52. Love those books!

  53. Fird Birfle says:

    *snerks* at the use of the word

    [even though it was used in a perfectly appropriate phrase. To me, “proclivities” is one of those words which kinda sounds raunchy, all by itself!!??]

  54. Ummmm, me three?? (said in a teeny tiny little voice with eyes downcast and hand raised tentatively in the air)

  55. I feel bad–I must admit that I looked at the books more than the cute in this picture. And I see the owner is a Vonnegut fan! Rock on!

  56. I see that Mousey-pants prefers Fitzgerald. I agree with his choice of literature.

  57. er, sorry…he’s a hammy…my bad.