Thursday, August 09, 2012

A Hamster Story

This was Bambi, a hamster we had a few years ago. I thought I would share a funny story with you about my very first hamster.

The first time I had a hamster my grandma bought the little guy for me after my mouse died, I called the pet shop because I thought he was choking on his food when he stuffed his pouches so full. I was so upset and the guy couldn't stop from laughing and trying to calm me down and tell me he was ok. Then I saw him empty his pouches and thought he was My grandma almost lost it after that she and the guy on the phone were laughing so much. 

After sitting next to the cage for about an hour and watching this crazy animal stuff his pouches several times and deposit the stash in spots all over the cage, I calmed down and didn't think he was choking anymore but my grandma called my mom and grandpa and anyone else she could think of to tell them how I freaked out and thought he was choking and called the pet shop and how the poor pet shop guy couldn't stop laughing. 

I see how it would be funny to have a 12 year old on the phone trying to explain that the hamster isn't choking and is only stuffing his pouches, but he probably could have stopped laughing for a few 


  1. LOL - I don't know anything about hamsters. I would have panicked too.

  2. That is pretty funny :)

    My first hamster's name was Bob. Seriously.
    I guess my 8 yr old self had 0 creativity. lol.

  3. We had one hamster that absolutely refused to stay in her cage...we would just wait for her to clean out her cheeks to see what treasures she found...BBs, earring backs, etc. She didn't mind us retrieving them as long as we gave her something in return and it was very entertaining to me to test how many pellets she could stuff in her cheeks...sometimes it seemed she could make her face as wide as she was long!

  4. After so many hamsters, rats, gerbils and's hard coming up with names. lol I like Bob as a name.

  5. What a cute story, but the guy could have stopped laughing long enough to explain. Too funny, though, and grandma, too? Memories are priceless.


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