Hamster CATastrophe

Hamster CATastrophe - that was the headline in the recent Gisselquist Gazette (a family newspaper published semi-regularly by the Dude). There was a bit of a cat vs. hamster mishap in the Hobbled Household over the weekend.

[The scene of the crime.]

Here's the official version from the Gazette,

On Saturday, January 3, 2009, me and my dad got home from some errands and found the pantry door open. That’s where we keep our hamsters safe from Roscoe our cat. When we saw what was in front of the pantry we were scared out of our wits, the hamster cage was on the floor and all the bedding was spilled out all over the floor (below center). “Where’s the hamsters?” said dad. “I don’t know” I responded. Well, Haley was under the refrigerator and we caught her after about 45min. When we got her out from under the refrigerator we had a wild chase under the table then around the tool box then under the tree and finally catching her. That evening we didn’t know where the other one was, but we suppose that the other one is in the hall closet. No one wants to wake up with a dead or alive hamster in their bed! Or do they? When we woke up the next morning, I see Roscoe looking at the box for my family’s Thanksgiving Turkey box which has become his toy. Then I hear squeaking, “Roscoe what toy is that?” I say. I look over and Roscoe is PLOWING after Chubby our other Hamster and we caught Chubby after about 3 min.


Lisa said…
That's the most entertaining blog update I've read in a while...glad both hamsters are safe...am sure roscoe thought his christmas wish was about to come true..a tad late.
Mama Bear said…
I'm sitting in my cubicle laughing out loud! This entry was a great way to start the week!
John said…
Can you give us any advice on how to get an online subscription to the Gazette? Inquiring minds want to know.

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