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Short & Sweet

Peek-a-boo!Its fair to say most critters, big or small, can be tricky to photograph even at the best of times. And some days the hamsters are very uncooperative.
Even Casper.

So all I managed to get was this cheeky little picture.
Half hiding, half snooping.

I am trying desperately to post more about Dexter but he is an illusive being. And incredibly frustrating when it comes to pictures.

Soooo just a short little post for you today folks.
Tiz a busy day for me! Oh and don’t forget, I have a Facebook page you can like ๐Ÿ™‚ The button is over there on the left hand sidebar xx

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ 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! ๐Ÿ˜›
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! ๐Ÿ˜›ย 
SLEEEEEP!

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.
BUT STILL NO!!

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! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Lots of love,xx

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The Simple Pleasures Of A Heated Floor

I am the first person to admit that simple things impress me the most. (Justย thatย post on the 1st of this month for example.. give me a robotic hamster and I’m entertained for hours haha)

But apparently its not just me that has this trait.

Hugging the heated floor.. cos thats NORMAL?! ;)Heated flooring.
It never used to be a thing. Nowadays, its very much a thing.
And it sends my hamsters into a crumpled mess of pure ecttasy! ๐Ÿ˜€

Who knew that having a whole floor of warmth could be such an amazing thing!

The bathroom in my house is all seeled round the floor which means nowhere for little hamsters to escape!

Its like a expanse of play area for them to explore and run around in, without the confines of an exersize ball.

Both the boys and even Eve when she was alive absolutely loved this little bit of freedom.
And all the while I can sit on the toasty warm floor and watch ๐Ÿ˜€

This is my tactic to try and get pictures of them in all honesty.
They need space to investigate and I need space to capture a decent photograph of them!

Even a big open space is difficult however!

Its keeping my tootsies toasty!More running space means faster running which means impossibly difficult to get pictures!

But despite this, ย the heated floor that keeps me silently pleased actually keeps the hamsters silently pleased too.
They almost squish themselves as flat as they can on the floor and just sit!

And here is the evidence of Casper doing just that.
Looking very suspect I might add!

As this blog needs more and more pictures I am having to find new and more inventive ways to get pictures of them.
Now that I know the bathroom is actually quite a good little hamster-trap I shall do this a little more often.

I think Casper was maybe a little sleepy in this pic too hahaha, sorry Cas!

Till tomorrow folks! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Why Did The Tomato Blush?…

…Cos he saw the salad dressing!

Casper and his little tomatoHAHAHAHAHAHAH, hilarious joke there. Just kidding, I know it wasn’t very punny! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Okay I am all done making naff jokes now. I just wasn’t quite sure how to write a post about Casper’s little treat.

I don’t usually get chance to give the hamsters tomatoes. They really do love them though and its very good to give them something a little different every now and then to keep them interested.

Plus something as juicy as a little tomato as it gets a little warmer outside is always a good way to make sure they are staying hydrated.

Casper didn’t tuck in to his dinner for my picture.
He’s throwing a diva strop for the blogosphere.. must be one of them days!

Who else likes tomatoes?! Please tell me Casper isn’t the only one who demolishes them in a matter of minutes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

xx

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Hello There Old Boy!

So today is a Dexter post.
I am the worlds worst about balancing my posts between the boys but I am trying to rectify that.

Anyway, in my patience and attempt to get a half decent picture of the little MONSTER that is Dexter, I managed to capture a bit of a funny one…

Chubby hamster, you comfy!! :D Comfy there Dexter??

HAHAHAH! I don’t know why but this amused me for a good ten minutes!

He looks like such an old man hamster!
Its as if he’s eaten too much food, sat down and not been able to get back up!!
In fact how he looks right there is how I feel after most meal times ahahaha!

I know he is a pain in the neck most days cos he just doesn’t sit still!
But he is a complete cutiepie. Just not as cuddly as a certain white chubster ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can also see that Dexter needs a manicure/pedicure.
His little nails are WHOPPERS!

I have never known a hamster like it but his nails grow the quickest thing ever!
Me and my sister had to cut his nails a few months ago cos they had got so lengthy!! And now they are at that stage again where they look like little velociraptorย claws!

Might have to post about that later. If I can find another pair of hands to hold him down then I will! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, enjoy your day folks! ๐Ÿ˜€
xx

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Grumpy Whiskers

So times are getting busy for me right now.
I barely have a moment to myself and as much as I am loving the hustle and bustle of it, HamsterDiaries is taking a battering.
And by “battering” I mean my posts are slowing up and I am getting a little frantic on time.
This makes me grumpy.

And apparently I am not the only one who gets grumpy about this lack of time.
I captured Casper’s mood perfectly as he was sat on my chest all groggy and grouchy (as is usually the case).

If this grumpy mug doesn’t melt your heart then I don’t know whats wrong with you! ๐Ÿ˜‰

grumpiest hamster in the world!!! :D

I hope this moody pout cheers up your Friday! Bring on the weekend eh folks!! ๐Ÿ™‚
xx

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The Scarf Sanctuary

Happy Place. The ‘place inside all of us where we are all happy and get the warm fuzzies’

Casper could fool me into thinking his happy place was anywhere and everywhere he could take a quick kip!
But I think I’ve sussed him out.

My scarf = Casper’s happy place ๐Ÿ™‚

peek-a-boo!!

I’m not even sure quite how I even managed to discover this to be honest!!
I think I was carrying him downstairs on my chest and he seemed to snuggle himself ย into my toasty scarf!

There are the odd occasions that he doesn’t sleep (shock horror) and this was one of them. He just seemed quite content sitting and watching the world go by from the comfort of this make shift hammock.
Rubbish hiding place Cas When it came to setting him down on the kitchen worktop, he took a few steps a bit gingerly before breaking free completely. Makes a change from seeing him dozing really doesn’t it ;P

I wish I had a safe-haven-hammock some days.
How nice would it be to just curl up in a toasty little ball and know nothing bad could happen.

Where is my safe cuddles eh little hamster?! One of these days, he’ll “cuddle” me back… as much as a cuddley hamster can I suppose ๐Ÿ˜‰

Do you have any little sanctuaries that you or your furries like to snuggle away in?ย 

Thank you again for all of your support over the last month, don’t forget you can follow via email so you never have to miss a thing!
Like comment share, show me the love peeps!!

xx

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The Return Of HamsterDiaries; 1st Month

I would be lying if I had said to you in this post, that the last 30 posts have been easy.
It has been crazy to get back into writing and blogging in general really after such a long break. It has suddenly dawned on me the Welcome back to HamsterDiaries!!amount of work I put into this blog back in 2012 and was kind of understanding my reasons for stopping. I completely underestimated the time I take writing and taking pictures and sorting out all the things I like to have sorted for a post.

The nerdy bits take a lot of research in some cases and that doesn’t just pour out my brain, I have to find it and make sure what I’m writing it completely correct!
Its a lot of work, it can take up a lot of timeย due to my perfectionist habitsย and I need to be forward thinking which isn’t usually my thing..

But never the less, I have absolutely LOVED it ๐Ÿ™‚

I have been welcomed and greeted like an old friend which has been just wonderful! I have caught up on old blogs and started reading new blogs; everything changed andย I cant get enough of it!!

So this is my thank you.ย 
Thank you to everyone who has read the blog this last month, thank you to everyone who has participated in my posts and commented on them. I have put so much of my time into writing and seeing any kind of feedback or comment on it makes the world of difference! I'm a STAR darlings! :D Also thank you to every single person who gave a like, I really appreciated the support no matter how you chose to show it!
And most of all thank you SO so much to those who have chosen to follow the blog via email.
It may seem trivial to you how one little follower can make any difference to a blogger but every time I see someone has signed up to receive an email notification when there is a post, it motivates me that much more to continue posting and putting together something for you to all read.
Its like your little way of telling me you want to see more and for me there is no greater support ๐Ÿ™‚
It makes me a very very happy blogger.

So this was a kinda off topic post for me to gush about how awesome you all are and how much I adore you all but I felt it needed to be said sooner rather than later and what better way to shout it from the roofย blog-tops than on my 31st post celebrating my first months return.

I hope you all realise that despite my hectic schedule I shall be trying my hardest to post something every day!
If you ever just see a photo posted, please know this is not me being lazy! Its me trying to show you I haven’t forgotten and I am a little caught up with something else to be writing a full post.
You’re all busy people too, and I hope you will understand!

RIP Eve, immortalized in this blog.But I shall endeavor to give you the cutest photos and the funniest stories to keep you all hamster-ed out!

The blog may only have two hamsters now, not the three you old readers are used to, but I shall keep the updates coming regardless. Eve may have passed away but she is not forgotten. And this blog is a testament to her. The first months of her life with me were documented and photographed and shared with the world!!! Not many pets on this planet can say that. ๐Ÿ™‚

If you want to see anything in particular, any specific topic to be addressed or have always wondered something about hamster, leave a comment below and I shall try and get round to it in the next months postings somewhere.
I love getting ideas and input from you guys, you’re all blogging genius’ ๐Ÿ˜€

I really do hope June will be as successful as May has been. I cannot wait for the days to roll and for you to see where this blogging malarkey goes!
Help me make it happen?? ๐Ÿ™‚

Squeaks and Kisses!
HamsterDiaries
xx

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How Did You Get Up THERE?!

Casper can be very mischevious.
Some of the time he is sleepy and dopey and just freaking adorable.
The rest of the time he is a trouble-causing ninja hamster…

Whilst he was running round the kitchen the other day he emerged from the back of the smoothie-maker, a massive rarity in itself, and proceeded to scurry into the opposite corner behind the water filter.. now this I can handle.

You managed to climb up WHERE!?I turn around for two seconds and when I look back Casper is ON TOP of the water filter!!!

He had managed to scramble up the back of the jug, wedging his little body inbetween the wall and the plastic and crawled to the top!

He looked remarkably pleased with himself for climbing that far, and to be honest, I was rather impressed too!!

As you can see from this photo, there is hardly any space at all around the edge of the jug so he must have flattened himself completely to get there.

I really do love moments like this.
They catch me by surprise, make me smile and remind me that the little things in life really are just the best!

After a minute or two wandering around the top, sniffing the edges and realizing there was nowhere to go from there, I picked him up and put him down on safer territory.

This blog really can write itself most days!
They give me all the stories and pictures I could ever possibly need ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

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Devious Dexter

Now you may have noticed the last few posts have been Casper this, Casper that!
Dexter being the unphotogenic mischief-makerWell that’s because he is a dopey hamster and so much MUCH easier to take pictures of.

He plods along and stops in cute poses to squint at the world around him and it makes it 100 times easier to take pictures of. Anyway, Dexter is the polar opposite. NEVER sits still, NEVER stops to pose and NEVER plod anywhere.. the boys an athlete!

It makes it so difficult to get good photos and so a lot of the posts end up going to Cas.

Whenever Dexter does stop, I end up CRAZILY whipping my phone out and taking as many photos as I can to make the most of the opportunity. And even then this rarely works and I end up with blurry blobs…

Here is your one not-so-blurry photo I managed to get of him whilst he was having a clean on my lap in bed ๐Ÿ™‚

Dexter cleaning on my lap, cutiepie!

ENJOY IT cos I do not know when I will get another ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have looked all over the place to find techniques or ways to get pets to behave nicely for pictures.. but hamsters aren’t exactly asked about much.
And the places where it was, ‘feed them, distract them with food’ was the main advice..

And that’s all well and good but when I have to do that every time, they get a little tubby round the edges!! I can’t over feed them just to get a focused pictured!

Anyway, I am getting a little hectic and busy at the moment. I am trying my hardest to keep posts daily. I have only just got back into blogging so of course I want to try and keep up a bit of regularity but working 7 days a week (yes really) makes things a little difficult to prepare and maintain. I don’t even have a social life hahaha!
I will keep up daily posts for as long as I can, any change in this shall be explained. I don’t want to let anyone down!!

Thanks for your support and understanding! I hope to give you a blog to be entertained by for a while to come yet so keep checking back and follow via email so you don’t miss a thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Much love bloggers!! ๐Ÿ˜€
xx

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