The 300 Kilometer Hamster

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.

Check out the stats!

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:

Picture of my hamster Lucy, beside her treadmill.

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)"

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Thanks for sending in, Lee B.

Big wheel keep on turnin’

PROUD Hammie keep on burnin!
Rollin!
Rollin! (all right!)
Rollin on a rivah! [squeal in Tina Turner voice]

Tell me one more time!
Rollin!
Rollin!
Rollin on a rivah!

ooh-ah-doo-doo-doo ooh-doo-doo-doo ooh-doo doo doo
[trumpet section]

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Sharon918—you di-int.

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Beer chaser anyone?

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K. Akagami—what would I do without you?

Don’t answer that. [holding hamster paw across your mouth]

Squirrel Jr., reporting for duty

Sanna "Fantasty Fan" P. sent in delightful Flickr photos of beady-eyed squirrel Jr. She also has some delightful white fluffy pup photos that are well worth the click for a look-see!

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Thank you, Sanna P.!

Just a spoonful of Hammie

makes the Cuteness go down! [sing in Julie Andrews voice]

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Look how clean his little feets are! You could one-gulp him, easy. From Sharon918’s Flickie stream. Thanks for sending in, B to the C.

Prepare for your brain to be invaded…

…by this impossibly redonkulous Guinea Pig Philosophy of Life Song. I hesitated to post this, but this penetrating, horrible-arrangement-of-a-song-with-no-real-ending creepy-crawled into my brain over the weeks, begging to be posted. I have annoyed all peeps within earshot—completely. And just what the hell is "Timothy Hay" anyway!?

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Bart T…. Bart T…. Bart T… Look what you’ve done. Oh and yes, I can "dig it."

Just the Two of Us

OK, maybe I’ve had too much wine tonight, but this *really* makes sense right now, and I’m crankin’ the Bill Withers:

I see the crystal raindrops fall
And see the beauty of it all
Is when the sun comes shining through
To make those rainbows in my mind
When I think of you some time
And I want to spend some time with you

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Just the two of us
We can make it if we try
Just the two of us, just the two of us [mice singing backup]
Just the two of us
Building castles in the sky
Just the two of us, you and I

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We look for love, no time for tears
Wasted water’s all that is
And it don’t make no flowers grow
Good things might come to those who wait
Not to those who wait too late
We got to go for all we know

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Just the two of us
Just the two of us
We can make it, just the two of us
[mice singing backup]
Let’s get together, baby

Just the two of us
Just the two of us
We can make it, just the two of us

Just the two of us

We can make it, just the two of us
[again with the mice]

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[Repeat last two lines to fade]

Paul S. Here’s to you!

I reached for a cotton ball and got this instead

How do you expect me to clean my face with this?

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This high BEF was brought to you by K. Akagami.

May I take your order?

Yeah. I’d like the sushi to start… a banana chip on the side

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And the Air USA Meal for an entrée. Thaaaaaaaaanks.

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Thank you, Sweet Laputa! (owner of Kumanoko.)

“Wot? the rabbit?”

This is so Monty Python it’s ridiculous, only this time, it’s a ferret. James W. H., thank you for sending in this delightful photo. For he rest of you; quotes:
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Tim:There he is!
King Arthur:Where?
Tim:There!
King Arthur:What? Behind the rabbit?
Tim:It *is* the rabbit!
King Arthur:You silly sod!
Tim:What?
King Arthur:You got us all worked up!
Tim:Well, that’s no ordinary rabbit.
King Arthur:Ohh.
Tim:That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Sir Robin:You tit! I soiled my armor I was so scared!
Tim:Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!
Sir Galahad:Get stuffed!
Tim:He’ll do you up a treat, mate.
Sir Galahad:Oh, yeah?
Sir Robin:You mangy Scots git!
Tim:I’m warning you!
Sir Robin:What’s he do? Nibble your bum?
Tim:He’s got huge, sharp… er… He can leap about. Look at the bones!
King Arthur:Go on, Bors. Chop his head off!
Sir Bors:Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin’ right up!

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"Well, we’ll not risk another frontal assault. That rabbit’s dynamite."
__________

"I *warned* you, but did you listen to me? Oh, no, you *knew*, didn’t you? Oh, it’s just a harmless little *bunny*, isn’t it?"

 

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