You’ll remember that Lucy 2.0 is a sweet lil’ hammie that’s burnin’ rubber over in the Netherlands. Under the careful guidance of Mathijs "The Paw" van der Paauw, Lucy hopes to run 400 thousand meters on her treadmill. This, Ladies and Gentlemen, is her paw.
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The owner of this photo has been found!
Michelle the Cruise Director (of Live Journal fame) posted an entire series of Gerbil adventures 2 years ago. It’s wonderful commentary and so funny.
Her sons came up with the idea and shot the photos. They are brilliant! I’d also like to apologize for not getting the credit right on this one. CruiseDirector and sons, will you forgive me? <bowing head>
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Throw on your +15 tunic and pull out your +5 mace, my friends, this is GOOD STUFF. The "Elven" gerbils below are prepping for an exploratory journey around their carboard home. Join us, won’t you? Get in the boat! [trippy music starts]
Sent in by Tina R. Aragorn and Boromir photographed by Michelle and sons.
I know there’s been a few pets in pots this week (hmmm, one more and we can make a CATEGORY!)
Thank you, Christina! Now maybe you can tell us how this all happened!?
Please forgive moi, but I cannot find the sender of this delightful photo. The only thing I have left is the title; "Bonsai Hamster"—which is just too damn funny. Check out his leetle tail in his Habitrail cup. Way too much proshness.
Oh, and the patented C.O.X.C.U. [Cute Overload Xtreme Close Up™]
Beady Eye Central™ is the place for me.
Ferrrret livin’ is the life for me.
Daisies spreadin’ out so far and wide
Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside.
Bee-Eee Centrals’ where I’d rather stay.
I get allergic caged in Timothy hay.
I just adore the green grass view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Bead Avenue.
Featuring Cuteologist (with a Ferret specialty) Skye from Georgia.
Oh, Thank the lo’ it’s over. Cheese fries at Bennington’s anyone?
OK, this guy needs a friggin’ shout out.
Let’s pan over to the Netherlands where Mathijs van der Paauw asked himself the following questions: Have you ever wondered how far and how fast a hamster runs on her treadmill? To find out, Mathijs created a custom HamsterTracker™. Allow me to introduce you to "Lucy" (1.0 and 2.0), the hamster who has clocked 300 kilometers on her hamster wheel.
He includes Lucy’s treadmill graphs and water consumption, food expenses, total distance, How to make a treadmill sensor—it goes on and on. This is her treadmill, below:
He also has some delightful treat recipes:
"The recipe is simple:
- Wash apple and some fresh parsley
- Cut out a piece of apple, preferably dice shaped. And don’t use a large knife! like I did. Ask help if you’re under 40!
- Use a toothpick to punch a small hole in the apple
- Place parsley in the just made hole
- Serve immediately! (So the apple is still fresh)"
Thanks for sending in, Lee B.