Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Buddy the abusive hamster

Buddy is a little dwarf hamster we added to our family last summer. He lives on a television stand in my craft room, which is right beside the family room. I can hear him running in his wheel right now. He's a cute little guy but definitely has an attitude. We joke that Buddy is an abusive hamster because he hits us. It's funny but also kind of intimidating. If you get too close, he will strike you with both of his front paws. He may even give you a quick nip.

But as grumpy as he is, we love having him around. He can be quite entertaining, and as you can see, he's pretty photogenic too. He loves peanuts and pumpkin seeds best, will often turn his nose up at almonds but doesn't mind dried fruit like raisins and cranberries. He's a persistent little guy, always looking to escape from his mod pod. Last night he jumped out from a tube as I was digging through a container looking for more pumpkin seeds for him. He landed on the television stand with the cat (you'll meet her another day) mere inches away. The cat was interested in Buddy but sat calmly, just looking at him as he scurried about. I quickly grabbed the lid of the container with all the seeds and nuts in it, and scooped him right in. I think he thought he was in heaven. He hopped right back into his pod without a fuss.

Anyhow, that's Buddy. I hope you enjoy his furry little cheekies.


Anonymous said...

OMGosh ... he is just too CUTE! I have to agree, I think he loves having his picture taken ... lol. I used to have 2 fancy hooded rats, yup ... rats! They were so smart and very sociable rodents! We enjoyed them tremendously.

Desire Fourie said...

Just love cute old Buddy and his very specific diet. He was lucky to get away with his life with Mrs Cat on guard so close. TFS this lovely story. Hugs from Desire