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 napΒ together!!! πŸ˜€

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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! πŸ˜€

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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Throwback Furs-day :)

I love a good trip down memory lane.. and its one of the main reasons I never will stop writing on this blog.

It is coming up to the 2 year anniversary (yes it really has been THAT long) of the baby hamsters of Eve and Dexter.
I LOVE having these photos to look back on. And not going to lie, they make me SUPER keen to have lots more baby hamsters somehow…
I mean just look at Monty and Jeeves snoozing away here!!
Jeeves on the right, peacefully snoozing :)

They really are just the cutest little things on the planet and I wish they would stay that size forever! I’d fill my house with them if they did!! πŸ˜€

Jeeves on the top, RIP beauty. x

I know its short and sweet but I hope its given you a hamster-y fix for the day! πŸ˜€

Keep your eyes peeled for another guest post from Hayley and Cookie tomorrow!
Make sure you’re following the blog via email, like and comment below and like the Facebook page too! You will never miss a hamstery thing! ❀

Till the next time!! πŸ˜€

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Happy Mothers Day

Dear Mum,

I know you read my blog and I know you’re my number one fan, so I thought what better way to say Happy Mothers Day, again, is to brag about how fabulous you are on the world wide web for thousands of people to read πŸ™‚ Hope you’re blushing already πŸ˜‰

You are always always always there for me when I need help making sense of my bills to when I’m running low on dinner supplies. Nothing is ever too much hassle and for that I will always be grateful πŸ™‚ You celebrate my successes, big and little. And that means more to me than you’ll ever know ❀

I know I have caused you plenty of headaches in the past but I wouldn’t be where I am right now without you. I am the LUCKIEST person on the planet to have a mum as wonderful as you.

You love all my weird and wonderful quirks – proving that motherly love really is unconditional! I mean, I write about hamsters every day, not sure you can get much more loopy! πŸ˜‰ Oh and I won’t even mention my obsession with mint sauce πŸ˜‰

Whenever I feel poorly, I come and stay and you bring me soup and chocolate in bed. Its nice to be looked after like that even though I’m all grown up (well at least pretending to be) πŸ˜›

You know exactly what I like and don’t like. Whether its when I come for dinner and I get round carrots not baton carrots haha or when you go past New Look and spot a top or dress I will just love. It doesn’t have to be big, I always appreciate being in your thoughts πŸ™‚

And as much as I try to cook lunches as well as you, I dont think I will EVER quite get there.

You are amazingly fabulous and I love love love LOVE you to bits! πŸ˜€ Thank you for supporting me and for being the worlds bestest πŸ™‚

Lots and lots of love, your Gemstones πŸ™‚ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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P.S. Banjo loves you lots and lots too!

Happy Mothers Day :)

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Flashback Fursday

Dexter the Syrian Hamster in all his glory!Its very rapidly coming up to 3 years since I started this blog. I thought it was only appropriate to show a flashback photo of the little Syrian that started it all.

Dexter was a very shy and nervous hamster.

It took him a LONG time to come out of his shell. But as soon as he was there, he really did become a cutie of a hamster.

Dexter was the little face that inspired me to start blogging. I wanted to start sharing his little adventures and it all snowballed from there.

I have taken several breaks from the blog but it has never been forgotten, I replied to emails and plotted comebacks and whatnot.

HamsterDiaries is my little hobby and I really enjoy taking pictures and writing and all the joys of blogging that come with it.
So keep on reading and commenting and showing me the love! I really do appreciate every word everyone has to say and I make a huge effort to reply to everything πŸ™‚
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A Hamsters Hero

I avoid the news like the plague! Its always so depressing with wars and murders and URGH!
But I stumbled upon a wonderful news article from last year which restored my faith in humanity!

Firefighters give oxygen to hamsters trapped in trailer homeΒ blaze

Any headline with the word hamster in it tends to grab my attention but this had got me smiling more so!

When a mobile home was ablaze in Washington, firemen wasted no time in getting to the scene.

Hamsters in the NewsBut even though they made light work of bringing the fire under control, there was another challenge ahead of the brigade: rescuing and saving a family of hamsters.

The crew, from the Lacey Fire Department, relied on β€˜pet emergency pocket guides’ to bring the injured rodents back to life – and even used oxygen and first aid to treat the pets.

Hamster being SAVED by a firefighter!

According to KOMO, five rodents – Oreo, Madonna and three unnamed baby hamsters – were recovered. Unfortunately, one of the pets died in the aftermath.

Thankfully, no humans were in the trailer at the time. It is believed the fire was caused by a faulty clothes dryer.

The fire department later tweeted: β€˜Yes. Our crews are trained and specially equipped to care for animals that have been rescued from a house fire.’

Article courtesy of METRO.CO.UK πŸ™‚

And if that does warm your heart then I don’t know what will! What a glorious fire service Washington have. I hope I’d have such a caring emergency service team if I ever need!
Round of applause for the animals lovers of the world πŸ™‚


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The Impossible Hamster

Well I moaned yesterday about my unphotogenic hammy.
And I am going to moan again today…Β STAY STILL HAMMY!!!

Look at that juicy carrot, just sitting there waiting to be nibbled!! But noooooo!

When he stopped very VERY briefly for a quick wash, I managed to get this picture…
This is about the most clarity we are going to get of this hammy for the time being I think.

I know not everyone is cut out for fame… I mean Britney Spears 2007 flashbacks spring to mind, but c’mon Joey you have big paw-steps to follow in!

So I am begging for advice from the blogosphere, how doΒ you keep your furry still for photos?
Or have I just got to accept my impossible hamster the way he is?! πŸ˜‰ I know Banjo is just a little baby still, maybe we have to warm up to the fame of being a HmasterDiaries pin up ;D

All advice welcome!
Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to subscribe so you get hamstery goodness straight in your inbox!

Also while I remember to mention; I refer to Banjo as Joey. It’s his little nickname.
I hope I haven’t confused any of you – there aren’t two hamsters, just the one! πŸ™‚

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Moving House Is An Exhausting Business

It must seem like all hamsters do is sleep all the time.hushaby babyyyy
They do other things too I swear.
But usually them other things keep my hands full so taking pictures is tricky. Hence the majority of pics are of snoozes.

But I guess this is a good opportunity to explain why Casper is so tired.

We have been moving house. (That’s me Dexter and Casper of course) πŸ™‚

Its been exhausting for me too, but all the packing and lifting and ikea-building has clearly taken it out of Cas too πŸ˜‰

I have been sleeping like a baby, scheduling posts so that I don’t let you readers down for a single day on top of working 7 days a week and all the rest.

Me and sleepy Cas have a lot more in common because of this of course..
Must be why I have been obsessing over sleepy photos for the last few weeks, sorrrrrrrry! πŸ˜›

This is me trying to balance blogging with a life haha. So I appreciate all your support and patience too.

I hope you enjoy the pictures anyway. I know my rantings leave a lot to be desired in terms of writing ability and blah blah but I am just putting my brain onto paper. Well onto screen in this case but you know what I mean πŸ™‚ Its how I have always enjoyed blogging and its how I intend to continue too.

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My Oh My, What Crumpled Ears You Have!!

Casper! There is something I really love about a tired hamster (even more than the peace and quiet aspect) and that is the crumpled ears.

I mean in this picture here, Casper had been awake for about 5 minutes, if that. His ears were all still smooshed to his head, his fur was all still fluffy and his eyes were still blinking independently.
If that isn’t the definition of cuteness then I really do not know what is quite wrong with the world! πŸ˜›

I know I rant and rave about how ADORABLE both of my hammys are but I am just a very proud pet owner!

Who knew such small pets could bring such great happiness πŸ™‚Β 
Have a wonderful day guys, girls and furries!

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40 Winks.. And 40 More….

There are occasionally them beautiful moments where hamsters just break the boundaries of all adorableness!
Casper manages this feat quite regularly I’ll think you’ll agree! πŸ™‚

So I was getting changed with a sleepy Casper sat on my bed and I plonk my cardigan on top of him.
Usually this results in a few moments of darkness-exploration before I see a little nose twitch out of one of the sleeve holes πŸ˜‰ It’s very sweet and give Casper something a little different to explore.

Well I did my usual plonking of my cardigan on the bed and instead of darkness exploration, it turned into cosy-cardigan duvet day! πŸ˜›
Genuinely, he just tucked himself away and closed his eyes. So as he was toasty, comfy and now even more drowsy, he felt straight asleep. I even had to poke him every few minutes as he was so still I worried something awful had happened! πŸ˜›Β 

I would get up and sit down on my bed (so he was rolling all over the place at one point) he still would just keep his eyes closed and readjust himself in his newly found haven!
There really is something very special and cute about this little Syrian!!

I tried my hardest not to disturb him but a good 20 minutes later and I needed my cardigan back!! I gently stroked his head and he slowly opened his eyes, VERY unimpressed that I had disturbed his beauty sleep mind.
There was me thinking this would do the trick; Casper would wake up and want to explore.

He just opened his eyes and watched me. Probably thinking of ways to get his own back on the fact I had woken him up…

Hmmm where did Casper go! ;)

I mean if that face doesn’t say “I’m plotting your demise evil human!” then I don’t know what does! πŸ˜‰
I eventually just had to pick him up and put him away in his cage, he wasn’t going to budge for noone!!

I completely understand hamsters aren’t the most popular pets with adults, they are seen as a child’s pet and all that. But seriously Casper gives hamsters a GREAT name. I don’t have enough time (or money) to commit to a dog, kitty cats make me sniffle and I can’t cuddle a gold-fish! Hamsters are perfect for my lifestyle and completely and utterly adorable!

I will become a crazy hamster lady one day… Okay who am I kidding, I already am a crazy hamster lady hahaha!

Hope you have enjoyed these cute pics. All your comments, likes, shares are greatly appreciated! Make sure you follow via email too so you never have to miss a post again! πŸ™‚ Lots of love,xx

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Hamster VOGUE

If you haven’t yet read yesterdays post, GO DO IT NOW!
This will make a lot more sense…

So yesterday I was whinging about how Dexter cannot sit and pose nicely for photographs, even when I put food in front of his face to occupy him! It really is a bloggers nightmare.. Well it is for me anyway!

Casper on the otherhand, my golden hamster, is completely the opposite!
I did the exact same thing for him, placing a small leaf of greens in front of him.Hamster eating greens! YUMYUM
And he stayed perfectly still for me for long enough to take a video, take some pictures from all kinds of angles and still to have som food left in front of him!

He is a hamster/pet bloggers DREAM! So well behaved and obedient!

I know I am biased to the greatest extent biased-ness can be, but he really is such a cute hamster! I think he is secretly a complete diva! He sits and poses nicely almost every single time I get my phone out to picture him. So that can only mean one thing; he LOVES the spotlight and all of your attention too πŸ˜‰

I mean if that isn’t a vogue pose, I just don’t know what is! πŸ˜›

He didn’t even stuff his face completely, he just sat still and watched me fuss around him and then proceeded to nibble and munch away!

Absolute cutie!
I really don’t think I have had such an adorable, special little hamster. I love all my furries all the same don’t get me wrong! They all have such distinct little personalities despite being so small and (some would say) insignificant but they really are just heartwarming!

So marks our of ten for Casper’s ADORABLE posing skills?!Β 
Let me know in the comments below, or just show me a like if you think he’s alright looking for a hamster πŸ˜‰ We are all sure appreciative of all the support you show πŸ™‚

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