A Hamster's Eye View of Blackpool

A blog from a hamster cage

Get ready to wince.

16-Aug-2017 | Milku

It's Tell a Joke Day.

Today is Tell a Joke Day. Now this doesn't stop you telling jokes on any other day of the year, but you can get away with it today...especially if your joke-telling is as dodgy as my humans' efforts.

Brace yourselves...

The children begged for a hamster, and after the usual fervent vows that they would care for it, they got one. They named it "Danny".

But two months later, when Mum found herself responsible for cleaning and feeding the creature, she decided to find a new home for it.

The children took the news of Danny's imminent departure quite well, though one of them remarked, "He's been around here a long time, we'll miss him."

"Yes," Mum replied, "But he's too much work for one person, and since I'm that one person, I say he goes."

Another child suggested, "Well, maybe if he wouldn't eat so much and wouldn't be so messy, we could keep him."

But Mum was firm. "It's time to take Danny to his new home now," she insisted. "Go and get his cage."

With one voice and in tearful outrage the children shouted, "Danny? We thought you said Daddy!"


And if that wasn't enough for you...here's another...

On her fifth birthday, Kayleigh finally got a pet hamster.

He was loved and well cared for, but still managed to escape from his cage. The family turned the house upside-down and finally found him. Phew!

Several weeks later, while Kayleigh was at school, he disappeared again. But after a frantic search, the hamster couldn't be found. Hoping to make the loss less painful for Kayleigh, her Mum took the cage out of her room.

When Kayleigh came home from school that afternoon, she climbed into her mother's lap. "We have a serious problem," she announced. "Not only is my hamster gone again, but this time he took his cage!"