Bob The Golden Retriever & His Furry/Feathery Friends

I love a good hammy news story and I have an absolute WINNER for you today.
I hope you animal lovers are ready to be ‘awwww’-ing and cooing all over these pictures.

A dog owner in Brazil has shared some pictures of her gorgeous golden retriever with some unusual friends.

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Yes Bob the Dog really is friends with 8 birdies and a little hamster!!

Now I’m not going to recommend that you introduce your big doggies to the little-furries in your lives. I don’t think this is a very common case – however in this particular case, these furries are all the best of friends!


I mean have you ever seen anything quite so adorable!

I love seeing hamsters in the news and I love seeing hammy things going viral too! And this is right up there in my top thing on the internet ever found!

They even nod off for a little power napย together!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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I want Bob the Dog in my life. Now. I also suddenly want 8 budgies too…..
I want this!! I’m so jealous! ๐Ÿ˜€

Has anyone else got an unusual furry friendship’s going on under their roof!??
The only thing Banjo gets along with is his food bowl!

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Hamster Treat Recipe #3: Hamster Pasta

Pasta?! Hamster Pasta?!I let Banjo run amok on my worktops the other day in yet another desperate attempt to capture some non-blurry photos.. It didnt quite go as planned.
Turns out he has a fascination with PASTA?!
Well the picture of pasta at least.
I’m not sure quite how well the real thing would go down but now the less this seemed to capture his attention for long enough (just)!

Well after a little bit of interweb research, turns out pasta and hamsters in the same sentence is not uncommon. This is a REAL thing.
Lucy the Hamster eating pastaThis photo is of Lucy the hamster tucking into an adorable spaghetti meal for 1 :’)
It is beyond adorable if you ask me!

Well after the success of the hamster pizza, I thought it only seemed right to go one step further in this culinary adventure and make Banjo a little pasta dish just like Lucy ๐Ÿ˜€

It doesnt take as much step-by-step guidance on this one. I cooked some noodles up, let them cool and then added some Pasta for Hamsters! :D baby cornย and some raspberry for the sweetness (I would have used tomatoes but I didnt have any in my fridge – and seeing as homemade treats are all about making use of what you have, there was no need to trek to the shops just for Banjo’s treat!)

It went down juuuuust as fabulous as the hamster pizza ๐Ÿ˜€

He loved every little lick and mouthful!
There is something very satisfying about making food for hamsters which looks like human food! ๐Ÿ˜€ I think I am becoming a little crazy with this. I keep thinking up entire menus for him… Never had such a spoilt ham ;D

I really recommend getting creative with your hamster treats too. The stuff in shops is all well and good and easy too – I get it. But using the left over Hamster pastafresh stuff you have laying about is a neat little way to keep you hamster interested and engaged. ๐Ÿ™‚

Plus its pretty satisfying when you see your hard work devouring in front of your eyes! ๐Ÿ˜€ As long as you’re careful with your ingredients using only hamster safe foods, you can literally go to town on your rodent-menu ๐Ÿ˜€

If you fancy showing off any of your own hamster culinary delights, feel free to email me snaps to or you can post it to the HamsterDiaries Facebook page for yourself. Or if you have any rodent-recipes of your own, let me know and I’ll try them out for little Joey ๐Ÿ˜€

Love love love!

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Pareidolia; Hamster Fur Stylee

Pareidolia is when you lay back in the grass on a sunny day and spy all the clouds in the sky, finding shapes and faces and things… Okay so you dont HAVE to be looking at clouds. The man in the moon is a good example of this ๐Ÿ™‚

I bring up this long fancy word because while Banjo was running around like a crazy hamster on my lap, I noticed a dark pattern on his back fur.

A pattern in the fur?!

Am I the only one who sees this?!

I kind think it looks like a four leaf clover or a big cross. Maybe there is treasure inside his belly and his fur is the map ;D

Anyone got any suggestions as to what this pattern could be? Anything creative??! ๐Ÿ˜€


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‘Take-Your-Hamster-To-Work’ Day

My work colleagues know I’m crazy hamster lady.
And thankfully they are pretty excepting of it… They don’t quite know the extent of my love of small furry critters, this blog is not even on their radar, but they still know I have always been a hamster girl!

I have decided it is only appropriate to take my little hammy to work… without actually taking him to work.

So instead I have purchased my very own personalised mouse hamster-mat for work!
Check it out! ๐Ÿ˜€

Hamster/Mouse Mat ;D

This is my all time favourite photo of Casper. He was all wrapped up in my cardigan a the time and his little face popped out and he slept like a peaceful little baby for aaaaaaages. And now I get to look at his cute sleeping face every day at work.
Its actually pretty therapeutic. Whenever I am getting stressed or just chatting away on the phone to someone, its very calming to have the sweetest face in all of hamster history right there beside me ๐Ÿ™‚

Who else has little reminders of their pets at work?! I can’t be the only one surely?! ๐Ÿ˜€
Let me know in the comments below ๐Ÿ˜€

If you want your very own personalised mouse-mat (UK based readers) then you should totally check out MyMouseMatย – they are the best priced around for the hard top mouse mats (which are miles better than the material ones in my opinion) and it got posted out the same day which is just fabulous! You can put your own picture on your desk too woohoo! ๐Ÿ˜€


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The Ice-Cream Man in February?!

I live in the UK and its pretty common knowledge that British weather is weird and wonderful (but usually naff).
I was rather amused that I had the ice cream man driving down my road last week, in a crisp 4 degree chill! Good ol’ Brits – well its above freezing therefore its time to get the ice creams out!

In tribute to the wonderfully brave ice cream man (and perhaps even wonderfully braver customers in this February Hamster in a Hat “warmth”) I have just about managed to picture Joey in his winter wear.. .Sorry SUMMER hat ๐Ÿ˜‰

I think he looks rather adorable and ready to brave the frost for an ice cream! I mean who wouldn’t want a frozen treat in the midst of winter!

I didn’t knit this myself before someone asks about my side business of hamster-knitwear.
They are selling smoothies in the supermarkets at the moment with little knitted woolly hats. Every drink sold with one of these little hats on raises another 25 pence for a charity!
So not only did I do my little bit for charity AND enjoy a yummy smoothie but I also acquired a rather splendid hat for the hamster. FABULOUS if you ask me.

Now he didn’t quite wear it like a good hamster model, but it was close enough okay! I know its blurry, but this is the only standard of image I seem to get at the moment!
And personally, I think purple is SOOOOO his colour anyway. Brings out the colour of his eyes….

Anyone else had a visit from the ice cream man in this chilly weather?!
Please tell me its not JUST me :p

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Banjo The Athlete

They say never work with children or animals. And I can totally understand why!
They’re unpredictable, they don’t sit still and they can’t be trusted not to pee on the carpet!

Well the difficulty I am having with Banjo is becoming very apparent.. the little tinker just will not sit still!
It’s like he has ants in his hammy pants because he just won’t paws pause for long enough!

The only way I can get around this at the moment is to use video.. So for every non-blurry photo there will be 100 videos.. He is not sucha diva like the furries I’ve had before!

You thought I as joking when I said he doesnt sit still! CHECK OUT THAT WADDLE!

He has this exercise thing perfected to a tee! And I might add, his navigation of my hall way is nothing less than impressive! Clever Banjo ๐Ÿ™‚


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Do You Ever Feel Like You’re Being Watched?

Hamsters are very curious creatures. They like to sniff and bite everything and anything, especially if its new and exciting!

Banjo is no different!

In an attempt to make him more comfortable in my presence, after the squealing fiasco I showed you yesterday, I kept his cage by my bedside. Nosey little Joey!! :D I figured that if I could talk to him and keep him close by, he would get used to me a little quicker and hopefully encourage the taming process to move on a few steps.

Well I can safely say it helped!
I captured the little fellas curiosity completely.

I stopped talking for a few moments and noticed that the cage had fallen silent.
Worried, I took a look across to check whether he had just got bored, but to my surprise I saw a cheeky little face peering over the side of the cage… watching me… the little creep!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now I should probably apologize for the sticker on the cage…
This used to be Casper’s cage, who as we know was very blooming special! ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway after a very intense staring contest, Banjo gave in and scurried off to the depths of his cage.
I like to think of this as a little bonding win!!

Either that or I have a peeping Tom of a hamster!!

Any other furries have a weird and wonderful habit?! Staring contests? C’mon, it can’t just be Joey!!

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Making A Mess; A Flashback

I know they may have passed but I still have lots of wonderful photos of Casper and Dexter that never made it to post. And it seems like a shame to not share them with you all.

Especially when they are doing what they did best; making an almighty mess!! ๐Ÿ˜€

So far, so good!

So here you can see Dexter tucking into a hamstery-donut. Delish eh Dex!

Okay little bit of mess there Dex

Oh I see how this works, you take a bite and it explodes crumbs everywhere yes?
Okay a LOT of mess there Dex!

Well there are more crumbs on the table than in your cheeks mister but I let you off as you look like youre enjoying it!

Oh thanks Dexter, just leave that mess for me to clear up yeah!Oh right now you walk away…. Its not like an fireball explosion – its not cool to walk away from it!!!
Oh I shall just have to clear that up… cheeky monster!

And as if I hadnt learnt my lesson from Dexter I then gave Casper one too…


Am I the only one who thinks it looks like Casper is driving an invisible car ๐Ÿ˜›

I dont think you will fit that in there mister!

Munchings and crunchings and MESS! OH GOD THE MESS!

All done!Oh who could possibly stay mad at your adorable little face!!

I hope all my furry friends make this much mess! If they don’t, then sort it out! Flick the crumbs about my furry friends!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

You also may remember the other day I hinted about the newest addition to HamsterDiaries? Well all shall be revealed soon! I will introduce you all to the latest fur-baby on my 300th blog post – 2 more posts away! ๐Ÿ˜‰
So subscribe via email so you dont miss a thing!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Anyone For Coffee?

What do I do when my hands are full of a sleepy Casper and the doorbell goes?
Well I put him in the nearest container and go answer the door of course. I trust Casper to behave for 30 seconds yasee.

O this particular occasipn, I had just emptied out some coffee sachets (*cough* lazy madam *cough*) into the coffee tin and so Cas was going to have to sit in there.

A normal coffee box you may suspect...

I wouldnt recommend putting all pets in boxes while you multitask. I just can judge Caspers mood and i could tell straight away there wasn’t going to be any fuss from him sitting in there for a minute.

And I wasn’t wrong ladies and gents.
I came back to check on him and as predictable as ever, Casper had curled up in the tight confines of the box and had dozed peacefully off.
SUCHA CUTIE! I am going to have to see if there is anywhere this hamster WONT sleep ๐Ÿ˜›

Hello in there! :D

The excitingness of a new home and new smells and sounds must be making him sleepier than usual ;P
Anyway, I hope this adorable little guy has made you awwww ๐Ÿ™‚

Till tomorrow folks, lots of loveee xx

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Are You Getting Your SEVEN A Day?

I read in the news a fewย months ago that apparently getting your 5 portions of fruit and veg is no longer good enough (I am on about humans now just so you know). It has now been recommended that 7 portions is what you should be scoffing!
And all I’m thinking is SEVEN?!
Its difficult enough to get 5 in on one single day let alone 7?!

Anyways to try and help my fellow mankind, Dexter and Casper are here to inspire you toย eat 7 portions of fruit and veg like good little hamsters humans.
Pleeeeease do not go feeding your hamsters 7 portions of fruit and veg in one day because that is justย sillyย and actually very bad for them! This is for us humans only mkay!

1. Broccoli
You know what they say, always eat your greens! You show ’em Casper!
casper eating broccoli

2. Sweetcorn
Baby corn is just as good as the big stuff, isn’t that right Dex?dexter eating sweetcorn

3. Strawberries
Theyย sure are scrumptious!!casper eating strawberry

4. Apples
An apple a day keeps the doctor away? So why risk not eating one?!dexter eating apple

5. Banana
Bananananananananananana! Say no more!
Casper and the Banana

6. Carrot
They help ya see in the dark dontcha know! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
dexter eating a carrot

7. Cucumber
Its yummy, winky face!
Casper eating cucumber

Do any furries out there have a favourite fruit or veg? Us humans need to be shown what we are missing ๐Ÿ˜‰


P.s. Am I the only one who now feels a little peckish? ๐Ÿ˜›

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