Jul. 18th, 2010

Some sad news for those still following this community:

Ovaltine passed away early this morning at the ripe old age of 2 years and 4 months. She was really sick towards the end and I'm relieved that she's no longer in pain. I like to think she's in heaven now, nomming her favorite treats and looking like this:



Rest in peace, Ovaltine! You were an awesome hamster and we will miss you.

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I haven't updated this community in a billion years and I'm sorry to say that this isn't a happy update either. I just discovered that one of my hamsters, Milo, has a huge lump in her throat. It could be a tumor or an abscess or something I don't even know. It could kill her. I'm going to call the vet first thing tomorrow morning but being the holidays and all, I'm not sure when the earliest appointment can be.

The holidays are a terrible time for my hamsters. Last year, Ovaltine got really sick around the same time. This year is Milo's turn.

So I'm asking anyone who's still watching this community to please please please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and wish Milo all the best, because she's the sweetest and tamest and she has a face like this:



So yeah. Merry Christmas and all that.

LD (2007-2009)

LD passed away this aftenoon around 5:00 pm in my timezone. He'd been sick for quite a while now and lost an incredible amount of weight. He was originally scheduled to see the vet at 4:00 but around 2:00 he started being unresponsive and it became obvious that he wasn't going to make it. He hung on for another three hours so that my dad and I could hold him and say our goodbyes. In a way I'm glad that he's gone, because he's not suffering anymore. He was my first hamster and even though he bit all ten of my fingers and constantly tried to run away, I will miss him like crazy. RIP, LD. You were one badass hamster.



Picture taken the day he arrived at my home.

His Flickr set. (There are more, but my pro account expired a few days ago.)


Jul. 22nd, 2009

A few last pictures before I head to Canada for a few weeks. I'll miss these guys so much! DON'T FORGET YOUR HUMAN, HAMSTERS!



Ovaltine naps.



Milo plays dead.



Pensive Nugget is pensive.



LD eats a worm.



Lost.

Jul. 5th, 2009

Yo yo hello!



Who's there?



Cubic Poe



Pretty in Pink: Nugget



Literally sitting on his balls

May. 12th, 2009



Go away, scary lady!



Is she gone yet?



WTF was I doing up here again?



ANGRY NUGGET IS ANGRY!



Milo contemplates the mysteries of the universe.



Ovaltine just wants to know where the food is.

massive ovaltine post



This is how she sleeps, with her head stuck halfway out the door.



Here she is, getting ready to cut a bitch if someone tried to take away her cheese.



Contemplating more bitch-cuttng.

Last, but not least, a totally enthralling video of Ovaltine eating a piece of broccoli.

Apr. 16th, 2009

This is his coy face:



And this is his attack face:



LD = pure evil.

Meanwhile, Ovaltine objects to being woken up.



"What the hell do you want?"

Mar. 23rd, 2009



Here's Milo, stuffing her cheeks. She looks a lot like Ovaltine in this picture.



Let's hope Milo's over-grooming problem won't turn into what Ovaltine went through.