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Feb 28, 2008

Hamster with nads of steel

Brave Hamster: I know your schnozzle is as big as my head, but I call the shots around here.
Puppeh:
[Sniff]

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That, my friends, is one brave ham.

Craaaaaaaaaaaaaap

Karen, Cocoa and Momo, I'm sure you have adventure stories to tell us about in the comments...

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that looks a little scary!

tabbycat917
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 12:25 AM

First the hamster that had a cat to ride around on, now a hamster with a dog-throne.

WHEN WILL IT END

[Nice try. - Ed.]

Yubi Shines
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 12:25 AM

What we don't know is that he's probably just frozen in terror.

Michelle
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 12:29 AM

I had hamsters, and my dog used to get along fine with them. I also have a cat who gets along fine with the dog. And that same cat got along fine with the hamster, too. It is possible!

Lola
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 01:02 AM

Pup and ham have matching pointy ears! :::squee:::

Emma
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 01:47 AM

Wow, that ham's snuggled quite nicely in there. What kind of puppy is that? Kinda looks like mine... Keeshond/Sheltie

Peaches
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 01:53 AM

ROFL...that post title cracks me up. Its like Mr Hamster jackass.

Dr Anne
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 02:03 AM

Talk about putting on the dog.....:D!


Wbirdie
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 02:33 AM

Very Tom and Jerry, I can almost imagine a non plussed cat off to the side bewailing the hamdog relationship.

Charlie
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 02:53 AM

And I will call him George!!!!

StormCat
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 03:04 AM

Awwww!!!! Such a cute doggie!!!

Gail
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 03:35 AM

Awww, so adorable! My pup, a JRT, never really bothered my hammy ... he does like to investigate my guinea pigs though!

Kitten
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 03:53 AM

Haha, my dog is terrified of my hamsters. The hamsters? Aren't worried in the least about the dog. It's very amusing to me.

Vitani
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 04:16 AM

That is a GORGEOUS dog! GOR-GEOUS!!!

stephanie
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 04:25 AM

That's so cute! Love the doggy and the brave russian dwarfhamster...

Holy Cuteness
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:04 AM

I am positive that my dog wouldn't know what to do with a hamster if she ever came into contact with one. She'd probably do what this dog here is doing, just sit down and look curiously at him!

But kudos to the ham--he's a daredevil!

Chocolate Chipped
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:05 AM

oh my LORD, that is a-DOR-able!!!

We have a peacable kingdom in my house too - the kittehs get along with the piggehs - and while I had my foster bunbun, they all got along too.

ceejoe
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:08 AM

Who, Michelle? The dog? LOL0L

ButtaRumCake
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:10 AM

Was I the only one to crack up over Meg's term nads of steel for a hammie??

In Awwwe
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:23 AM

Thank you for posting my thought out loud, Stormcat. Exactly what my tv-a-fied brain said after I read the picture rollover! So good to know (and a bit frightening too) that there are others "like me" out there!

Trinky dink
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:36 AM

I showed my hamster to my dog, and he just about ate him! That is one well behaved dog.

Danielle
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:38 AM

That doggie is so cute! What is the breed?

Sarah
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:39 AM

"TV-a-fied"? On behalf of English majors everywhere (nods to Garrison Keillor) I hereby connect Meg's rollover to John Steinbeck. Sigh. You young'uns.

Desdemona
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 05:46 AM

"Say hello to my little friend!"
...says the *hamster*

Theo
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:14 AM

No, the TV reference is good, too--from the Bugs Bunny cartoon "The Abominable Snow Rabbit"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Abominable_Snow_Rabbit. But that was obviously taken from Of Mice and Men.
Here endeth the edumacational part of the day.

LimeyG
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:20 AM

StormCat and Trinky dink -- you are not alone!

I will also jump on the "gorgeous puppeh" bandwagon. Chow mix, perhaps?

Pheas
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:21 AM

Ah, thanks for the hamhance - that is some glorious BEF going on there!

Babs
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:28 AM

aaah! don't call him "ham" in front of the dawg!!!!

lol. so cute.

jen
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:52 AM

@Stormcat & Trinky dink--

I *always* think that! But then I live with a George who is tremendously squishable and huggable and squeezable.

Love the hammie. I think teh doggeh is more scared than the hammie!

Momof2kitties
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:53 AM

Hammie: "I laugh in the face of danger!"
Doggeh: "Smile when you say that!"

That's really one beautiful dog there,and you can see that he/she's just regarding hammie as a curiosity with no harm intended.

ThreeCatNight
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:57 AM

Oh, that puppeh is a dollface - he wouldn't hurt a fly! Or a ham. They're so sweet!

jules
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 06:59 AM

I agree about the pup - but look at that ham face! "I RULE."

thepetmuseum
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:05 AM

Emma - pointy ears! Pointy ears! Maybe it's some kind of secret society! The Knights Templar of the Pointy Eared Masonic Lodge! Rule #1: Do not, I say do not, as in NOT to kronsche upon the pointy-eared brethren!

Nicolo
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:26 AM

that dog is gorgeous!!!

my parents' corgi always reacted to my ratties with something between indifference and disgust. we would very carefully hold them up to her to let her take a sniff, and she would look away with a somewhat pained expression. i always theorized it was because they smelled so nice (srsly!), and dogs prefer things to be stinky. or maybe, like many people, she just had a thing about keeping "vermin" as pets.

anner
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:38 AM

OMG LOVE the confused puppeh attention ears! So cute and polite!

Mister Hammie Pants is pretty cute too.

A
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:43 AM

I am in lerve with the dog. The fuzz, the paws, the sweetie-face!!
And the hamlette is rocking some serious BEF.

Theresa
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:44 AM

Hammie: now back off dawg, I don't want to have to hurt you.

Hon Glad
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:51 AM

And this totally reminded me of the dog at the barn where I used to keep my horse. He was a border collie and had been rescued from abuse, so he was sort of iffy about people touching him, and he tried to herd ANYTHING that moved, including barn cats and geese. But whenever one of the barn cats had kittens he would take breaks from his herding and just sit and stare at the kittens and wag his tail. It was so cute.

A
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 07:52 AM

What a beautiful dog. He looks like he's protecting that ham. And such beautiful mittens on his hands. The dog has officially stolen the show.

Fegli
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:01 AM

Dogs have long been used to guard the 'family jewels'.

pyrit
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:07 AM

Hamhance! Hahahahahaha.

Tell me about the hammies again, George?

berthaslave
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:22 AM

eeexxxxcellent.

A thinker
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:25 AM

Aww, puppy looks enamored with the cutie hamster. Athough the does seem to spacing out a little there.

chanpon
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:29 AM

I'm sort of in awe of that white, white muzzlepouf. I can't help but wonder who was there first. Was that beautiful pup hanging out when his pal on him like a heated waterbed? Or was the hammie there and the pup decided to cuddle and lick.

Kar
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:39 AM

Hate to be a downer here, but that dog is displaying classic prey-response body posture (that ain't "curiousity"). :)

When a dog displays that kind of body language, you're running a risk. People often misunderstand it, as it looks cute. But a safe body posture is entirely different - a submissive posture with the head lowered levelly from arching the middle of the neck down, as well as laying the ears softly back.

The demonstrated body posture shows that the dog is struggling with its attack instinct so, if you ever see a dog in that position when facing your child or small pet, I wouldn't risk leaving them together! Too many people have made that mistake, thinking this posture looks friendly.

Hap
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:43 AM

berthaslave, ahhhh haha HA! that's the way john malkovich said it to gary sinise, where "george" came out like "dorge." tell me about the hammies again, dorge? heh heh.
funny stuff.

elliottsmommyandvalidationjunkie
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:54 AM

Visiting CO (and reading Theo's pic comments) is hazardous to my laptop's health.

First it was juice all over my keyboard, now it's chocolate milk! Geez!

Brave Ham indeed. Bravo, sir!

Bsze
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:57 AM

I bet if that pup took one BIG deep breath thru his nose the hammie would stick to it like velcro?

Shannon
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 08:58 AM

Hammy say: "Oh my Grandma, what a big nose you have!"

Um can we get a confirmation that no hammies were harmed in the making of this photograph, nor afterward either?

Meow House
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 09:21 AM

That dog looks like a Keeshond. They're wonderfully kind dogs who are very peaceful. I've had three of them while growing up and we never had any problems with them attacking anyone or anything (besides the occasional shoe). In fact I had three hamsters at the time of our first Keeshond, Uff-Da, and Uff-Da would just sniff the little hams and ignore them. So while that may be the "classic prey-response body posture" the keeshond isn't going to do anything.

Bo
 |  Feb 28, 2008 at 09:23 AM

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