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The Great Escape

Ranger got out when the lid on his running ball popped open (yes, we were warned about that). He went all Terminator on a mouse behind my kitchen cupboard and took the nest over, and it took three days to get him cornered. I didn't want to mention it until I knew whether the story had a happy ending, but he's back where he belongs.

Well, *he* doesn't think he belongs there. He tries to make his way out whenever the cage is opened -- I think he found a sexy female mouse somewhere out there, because he doesn't like that cage one bit anymore. On the other hand, he used to get bullied by the other hamster, Morelli, but within minutes of them meeting up again he'd kicked Morelli's butt in a *very* loud demonstration that he was mad as hell, had learned a few things, and wasn't going to take it anymore.

*sigh* Oh, the drama.

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Mar. 2nd, 2006 07:24 am (UTC)
Aw, so cute!! I'm glad the story has a happy ending! :)
Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
Yes, cute, and easier to take care of than a dog. :-)
Mar. 2nd, 2006 07:52 am (UTC)
So cute!!! I always feel sorry for hamsters they always look like they're trying to get out of their cages even if they are the most well designed and hamster-friendly type of cage you can buy!

Glad he was rescued.

You have mice behind your kitchen cupboard? You need a cat!
Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:30 am (UTC)
True -- their hamster cage is something of a palace, complete with a little home, a separate area that can be detached, and a tube leading to an outside running wheel. But hamsters are very curious animals -- they love to explore. You can lock me inside the Playboy mansion, and I'll still want to go out every once and awhile.

Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:34 am (UTC)
I can't prove their was a live mouse behind the cupboard, although the hamster did drag a mummified mouse carcass out when it was taking over the nest. But twice I glimpsed Ranger going into the hole, and each time he started making the same squeaking noises that he only makes when he gets into a fight with the other hamster -- so I was drawing the obvious conclusion!

In any case, Jillian and I are both deathly allergic to cats. We accused her sister of trying to keep us out of her apartment when she got one.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
'Go for the eyes Boo! Go for the eyes!'

Course this won't mean anything unless you have played Baldur's Gate, know someone who does, or you are reading speakr2customrs's current BtVS story Tabular Avatar.

If none of the above nip over to his journal - his current default icon stars Minsc and Boo!
Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
'Go for the eyes Boo! Go for the eyes!'
I've never played Baldur's Gate (I'm *so* culturally starved), but I hopped over and read a chapter of the story, which is very good. But when I read your comment, all I could think of was the scene I wrote in "Where Do We Go From Here", when Xander yells, "Not the eyes, kid! Not the eyes!" Xander's a bit sensitive on the issue.
Mar. 2nd, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
I would have accidentally sat on that thing by now.
Mar. 3rd, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe that fear is why they always stick to the corners and crevices!
Mar. 3rd, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
Can hamsters and mice interbreed? I'm picturing you the happy granddad of a mess of mutant rodents. Will they live with mom behind the fridge or go live with dad in the hamster palace?
Mar. 3rd, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
interbreeding hamsters
I've been wondering that myself, and I'm very much afraid to find out. Could lead to a nasty custody battle, considering one of the parents is back in prison and the other's living in the slum behind the cupboard.
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