Well, sometimes big doesn't necessary means good. This is how Scratch reacted when we changed his small wheel to the big one previously used by Hamlet.
Contemplating to change his wheel back to the small one. =.=
The other night I was thinking: - Every ham owner will definitely have their favourite selection of hamster photos. So many years down Hamsty Memories Lane, we have a list of top favourites. Here are the Top 7 hamsters of Hamsty Owners' Favourite Photos.
He is the epitome of cute. His face had become the iconic criteria for the owners to judge a hamster cuteness. Big eyes, stubby nosey, round face!
He is the avatar for the owner's Facebook profile as well as the owner's TripAdvisor profile.
This little fella looked horrendously ratty when he was young. His is a story of an ugly duckling turned Prince Charming. He became the trademark of 'The Hermie Face', a term the owners used to describe a chubby cute face of a hamster. He won the HH's Hamster Of The Month & Xmas Siggy awards.
Fatty aka Stiggy (2006~2008)
Stiggy is an example of a lazy hamster. This photo has been named as 'What A Lazy Hammie' displaying how a hamster could be cute while lazing around. It is the fav. photo of the owner despite being amateurly taken.
He is the avatar for the owner's Hamster Hideout Forum profile.
Having unique features give a hamster an edge. Acting cute straight away brings him an accolade. This photo dubbed as 'The Husky' becomes the co-owner's favourite and was the wallpaper of the co-owner's PC after this shot.
This photo is the wallpaper for the co-owner's Zen MP3 player.
Baby Mott aka Mogi (2008~2010)
Another hamster with pleasant features. She is one of the most photogenic hamsters in Hamsty and most of her photos are always pleasantly cute and timeless classics.
She is currently the wallpaper of co-owner's PC.
Despite having a tilted head, it didn't stop him from getting cuter each day. Although he didn't look as cute as his same batch brother Stubby, Whitehead managed to become good looking as he grew older.
He is currently the avatar for the owner's Twitter profile.
She is the testimony that a common and smaller eyed hammie can be just as cute. As one of the most photogenic hammie in Hamsty, her photos also always garnered the 'so cute' comments.
She is the avatar of the co-owner's Facebook profile.
It's not easy to get into this chart with our quirky requirements. In time to come, we hope to find new hopefuls for next 3 slots. Hmmm, I wonder are there hamster owners out there who do this as well? =p
Note: This is an internal Hamsty contest but it does not construe as owners' favouritism. All hams are still being treated as equals. =D
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Close friends will know that September was a terrible month for the Hamsty owners as we consecutively lost two of our precious hammies Cherry and Kopi. Not to mention, I was quite upset because Cherry died in the vet clinic and subsequently not long later, Kopi too decided to leave this world. It came to the point that I didn't feel like writing their deaths here. This blog, though filled with lots of comical incidents about the hams, it was also filled with many death reports over the years, considering how many generations and numbers of hamsters we had. But alas, a tribute to each ham is a must.
Cherry died on 16th Sept 2010 around 7.45pm. She had suffered alot and because of her will to survive was strong, she hung her life for days. That day, I finally found a very good vet at AMK and I rushed Cherry there, but it was too late. The Animal Clinic was really sympathic and the vet allowed me to the operation room which previous clinic I visited never did. I saw Cherry on the oxygen mask and they were furiously giving her oxygen. By around 7.30pm, the vet asked us to have our dinner, yet 15mins later, they called me up anxiously back and instead of good news, I went back to collect Cherry's body.
Kopi who also died abruptly on September. I came home that night on 30th Sept and saw Kopi inside his hideout like he always did when he sleeps. Alarm bells raised when he didn't respond to my call. Looking at the stiffness of his body, he would have passed on earlier. We didn't expect him to go just like that cos' he was up and running energetically everyday without fail until that day.
And so, at least 2 of my weaker hammies are in peace at Sunflower Valley. Then came October, a month that we would go for a long vacation. Initially we thought of sending the balance 3 kids to others who could help care during our absence but I decided that they would be fine on their own. It's rather funny that everyday during our trip we kept thinking of these little ones, and till the point I told co-owner, next time we fixed a webcam in front of their homes. =) So that we could see them while we are away. =D Well, we came home in time for Scratch because he had dried up his water bottles and also in time for Earl Grey to fill his tummy because he fully polished up the whole stick of food! Well, Skippy on the other hand suddenly lost memory and the whole night she gave a puzzle look at me not knowing who I was. -.- When she finally recalled, she gave me a nib. -.-"
Time flies and it's November. How fast could it get, and yes, we are in time to celebrate Earl Grey's 2yrs old birthday this coming Sat. Right on the spot 6th Nov! Yesterday night, this bugger decided to have his fun and he broke out of his house and escaped. Near midnight, he finally showed his face and we traced this little fella before catching him to the 'Torture Chamber'. I was pleasantly surprised EG headed back into my room on his own accord. Thanks for keeping us awake knowing that we had to work the next day!
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