Blur dee yell, hamsters move at a lick!

Ham was a lot older than Ster when their mother got them for the kids, and a couple of days ago Ham abruptly decided to head for hamster heaven.  The grandgirls were, of course, devastated, but the funeral their mother organised was some consolation.

Yesterday I said we would have a look at one of the local pet shops on the way back from picking up a repaired printer, to see if by any chance they had any dwarf hamster babies. Just to look, of course.

They had two.  Seeing that we have started doing pet purchases in pairs, I said we’d take both.  ‘One of them,’ I announced, ‘will be mine, but they can live together.’

This evening I decided to take some pictures of them, also to help in telling them apart.  A mobile phone camera does not, however, take good hamster pictures.  By the time it registers that you have pressed the screen, the little animals are either out of the frame or a blur. After taking and deleting about fifty shots, this was the best I could do.


‘Take a video if you don’t want a blur,’ Granddaughter R suggested disdainfully.  So I tried it.  This proves that they move at a lick.

© July 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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13 Responses to Blur dee yell, hamsters move at a lick!

  1. Segregate those two im-me-di-ate-ly, otherwise you might have quite a few more…Thus speaks a past mom who knows…


  2. That was one short video! Guess the little critters move fast!


  3. libraschild says:

    dwarf hamsters I have known are super lazy… htey just sleep, so no issues with blur!
    Stupid question, but have you determined the sex of the new pets and Ster? rodent types aren’t that fussy about incest and you could have many more pets in the future if you aren’t careful!


  4. disperser says:

    Not sure the video proves much beyond a quick cycling of the record button, but I’ll take your word for it.

    Sorry for the loss but glad for the pair. It looks like they found a nice place to call home.

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  5. Barb says:

    My condolences, but I love your attitude. “Your pet should have a pet.” If one little furball didn’t have a buddy, he’d be bugging you all the time for walks, fetching sticks,scratching behind the ears…oh wait. Wrong pet. But still….every furry thing needs a buddy.

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    • colonialist says:

      You are right, Our gingerkits show, though, that although they love having the companionship of one another, it doesn’t seem to make them any less demanding of human attention.


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