Wednesday, 7 November 2012

I am not feeling very well

Oh shit, I am not feeling very well. 

Last week I used to make a lot of noise during the nights, but lately I awful and I have been quiet. My human friends are worried. They gave me a lot of food. Walnuts, sunflower seeds... I have lost my appetite tho.

Yesterday I my pee had a little blood :(((

Yeah, it doesn't sound good. Nick called a vet. The vet told him to '...take me back to the Pet Shop and ask for a refund!!!!". That' HORRIBLE!

Nick will not give up. He is sad that I got sick so fast. It's not even 10 days since I got here. Anyway, he did some google-fu and as a result, I am eating cooked rice now (something to help with something called excessive urination and loss of protein... I dunno), and my water has anti-bacterial drops. Acid drops taste funny, don't try them!

I am sleepy. Going to sleep now. Hope I don't pee blood again tomorrow...

Freddo, the unlucky hamster.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

New hamster on the blog.

Hey!

New hamster here! Not related to Monty or Joshua, but I share the same human friend they had! Oh, and their old hamsterhouse. It's roomy!

Lets get some facts straight first. My birthday for instance. I have no clue when I was born. I suppose I am two months old. So, lets assume I was born in August, ok. August 27. Mark your calenders. I want peanute presents that day.

I am a male Syrian hamster, with cream fur. Just like Monty and Joshua. My fur is not fully developed yet, but I expect it to be long and health like my predecessor's fur. Just you wait. As for the male, I am 99% sure of that. It's rather difficult to discern the gender of young hamsters.

My human friend's name is Nick, and I think he is a little retarded!

He just brought me to his house and first thing he does is to light up the fireplace! Problem? You bet.
We almost died from the smoke! His chimney must be stupid like him. It was blowing all the smoke back in the house.

Nick, please, don't use the fireplace again, ok? 

I spent the first day cleaning up my house. Top floor was litter with little scraps of paper. I spent more than 8 days pushing those little pieces down the tube. When the tube got full of it, I realised that my water bottle was on the bottom floor. So I cleaned the tube again, drunk water, and blocked the tube one more time. It was good exercise  I spent the rest of the day sleeping. During the night, I woke up and started running on my hamsterwheel. It made a lot of noise. Stupid Nick will have to oil it or something. Either that, or he won't be able to sleep next time.

Anyway, here is me!

This is a collector's picture. It is the first picture taken of me, ever!

This is my first toy. A hamster wheel. I inherited it from  another hamster, Bella. This hamsterwhell is a derelict actually. I will need a replacement soon.



Saturday, 10 March 2012

Sad

I loved Bella more than she knew. She fought so hard this last month. Unfortunately Bella passed away yesterday.

I am so sad and alone now.


Joshua, a lonely hamster.

Monday, 5 March 2012

I need attention too!

Hello! This is Joshua writing again.

So, yes, Bella is still taking medication, she is steadily getting better yada-yada-yada. Ok? Time to talk about ME and MY adventures now!

Nick has been neglecting me. He cleans my cage regularly, he feeds me everyday, and at night he leaves my cage-door open as he used to do. But that's all. No time for games with little Joshua. No sir. He is always checking on Bella, he gives her food, he gives her medicine. Bella this, and Bella that. Just Bella. 

This made me mad! I am sure you understand! 

So what I did was this. One night, when he left my cage empty, I run to the kitchen and hid in my hiding spot, inside a cupboard. I slept there thinking how fitting was my punishment. Whey Nick would wake up, he wouldn't find me in my cage. Because he knows that every time I return there to sleep, he wouldn't worry. And he would forget about Bella and think about me! 

Of course I had forgotten that this was a 'known' hiding spot of mine, and he easily found me next morning, while I was sleeping. He casually woke me up and put me back into my cage.

This made me mad! I am sure you understand!

Time to find a new hiding place, I thought. And so, I spent the next few days searching for one. And boy, did I find the perfect hiding place. Under their bed! Ha! They would never suspect it. They are going to spent ALL their free time worrying and searching for me, and I am going to be under their bed! How ironic! You see, their bed is kind of weird. Under the mattress, is full of little drawers. In order to search beneath the bed, they have to remove the drawers first. It is rather inconvenient for them.

Once Nick opened my cage, I run out, and went into his computer room. This is where he keeps a bag of peanuts. I started stockpiling. I used to put three of those peanuts in my mouth (it hurts, but it's doable), and transported them under the bed, behind one of those drawers. When I run, the peanuts that were in my mouth did a funny noise, like someone rolling the dice, but Nick didn't notice. He was occupied with a silly game called Mass Effect or something.

Once I had a decent stockpile of peanuts and tissue paper, I closed my eyes, and waited. I was drunk with the sweet taste of revenge. And then I got a bit hungry. Well, the peanuts were there so I started eating. The noise of opening the peanuts was greater than I thought, and Nick started to investigate the origin of the noise. DAMN! It wasn't long before he removed the drawer and found me. I remained hidden just in case he missed me, but no... he was relentless in his search! He found me, put me back in my cage, and confiscated my stockpile! He even took pictures so he can laugh at me with his friends.


Hiding, praying he will not notice me.
Ah, crap. He is still there. What..? He took a picture as well???

This made me mad! I am sure you understand.

I wanted to get even. I wanted to get even more than anything. I HAD to get even. I thought about eating. I would eat EVERYTHING. This would drive Nick broke, or so I thought. However, it hurt me more than it hurt them, because I did more poop than usual and my cage started to smell. Also I started getting fat. No, this wasn't the solution. I kept thinking of a plan. I didn't forget about the injustice that had been done to me. Not for a minute. I found out that I think better when I run on my wheel. In the night. When Nick sleeps. Plus, this makes noise, and since he keeps my cage in his bedroom. it HAS to irritate him. So I spent all night running... thinking!

But I couldn't think of a good revenge-plan. And then, it happened. Nick, while sleeping, dropped his pillow next to my cage. Very near. I could almost touch it. This was my moment. This was the moment of truth. Justice would be server and my ill-treatment would be avenged. So next morning, they found this.



[MISSING PICTURE OF CHEWED PILLOWCASE]






Friday, 2 March 2012

I won something, I won something!

Hello everybody, I am Joshua the Hamster and I am very happy!

Today, I won an award. From two people! It's an award for my blog. I didn't know people were reading my stories. Turns out they do! And they also nominated me!

I don't know how this 'award' works, but I will have to follow the guidelines just because it sounds fun. So here we go!

The Versatile Blogger Award

I got this award from Squeeze and Onion, who nominated me in their blogs. Thank you!
I wish my mom, Maza, and my dad Monty, were here to see this. It was my dad, Monty that started this blog. He would be so proud. I am sure that he will read this from the net-cafe that he frequents in Rainbow Bridge! I can't wait for Bella to get well so I can tell her the good news. She is going to be so happy! 

Hm, I guess I got to thank the humans too. It's their internet I am using after all, so thank you Nick and Ira.

Ok, so the rules of this award are as follows:
  •  In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
  •  In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
  •  In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
  •  In the same post, include this set of rules.
  •  Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.
7 random things about myself...hmm...
  • I like sunflower seeds and peanuts
  • I like hiding in the kitchen, inside a cupboard, or under the bed, inside a drawer. And I hate it when Nick and Ira find out where I am hiding
  • Humanspeak/English is my second language. I am not very good at it...
  • I love running on my wheel
  • I hate being alone, so I usually hang around in the room where the humans are. That's usually the pc-room, or the television-room
  • I'm like exploring
  • I am secretly in love with Bella

I am supposed to nominate 15 blogs.. Oh god. I rarely use the internets, because Nick is usually on the computer. When the computer is free (ie when Nick is at work) I barely have time to blog, let alone visit other blogs. I will try my best to nominate as many blogs as possible.

I guess I need to read more blogs! Which I will do once I finish my next blog entry. It's about... ME! And my adventures!!!




Joshua, the nominated hamster!

Monday, 27 February 2012

Update on Bella

Hello, Joshua the Hamster here!

I just wanted to let you know about Bella's condition. Although she is far from OK, she is getting constantly better.

Last time I blogged, her eye was closed and he abscess got a bit smaller. Well, since then her eye got a bit worse. She opened but it was bulging. It was scary. The vet told us (well, not me, Nick spoke with the vet), that it's normal. All the puss in the abscess has to find a way out, and that way was through her eye. OH MY GOD!!! GROSS!!!

Now her eye is closed again, but it's not wet or swollen. I dunno, she might lose the eye after all, we just have to wait and see. I am not particularly concerned if she ends up with one eye. We hamsters don't really use our sight.

The abscess is getting smaller all the time, but now as fast as we would have hoped. Given this rate, it will take weeks for the abscess to vanish. Bella hasn't lost her appetite. In fact she eats more than ever and she is getting very very chubby. She doesn't exercise though. She must be very tired.

Oh, the antibiotics. Bella already consumed her first bottle of antibiotics. We will have to call the vet again and ask advice. Should we continue the treatment? We are concerned that this much antibiotics can't be good for her immune system. Nick did some internet research and found out that she has to eat some yoghurt. Something to do with digestion and antibiotics. Complicated stuff. At least Bella loves yoghurt. She makes a mess of herself when she eat it though. It's very funny.

Well, as soon as Bella gets well, Nick has promised free cinema tickets for all of us!!!


You bet I am up to no good!


Of course, all this time, I have been very naughty. I managed to make Nick angry by destroying a favorite household item of his and I have managed to find a new hiding spot. TROLOLOL!!! 

But more about MY adventures (instead of Bella's medical condition, in my next blog post!)

Joshua, the hamster.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Bella

Hello, this is Joshua the Hamster blogging from Athens, Greece.

I would like to talk to you about Bella.

Bella is my new friend. She came to our house 2 months ago, just a little bit before Christmas. When Nick got her from the pet store, they gave him a little box for the transfer that was made out of paper. Nick had to make a short visit to the local convenience store to get some presents for Christmas. Very short stop, no more than 5 mins. By the time he got back in the car, Bella had eaten her box and was exploring the passenger's sit.

He put her in my mother's old cage that was prepared in advance.The journey from the pet store to our house is stressing for new hamsters. And we also don't like changes. So she was let alone in her new days for a couple of days without distractions in order to get used to it. Bella was easily frightened and for little reason. Bella was very shy and she was scared easily. When she heard loud noises she would wake up and cry! She made a little voice, much like a human screaming 'waaaah', that made Nick feel bad for waking her up and scaring her. But her scream was funny too. Bella got used to human voices after a day or too!

Bella was shy. That's why we don't have many pictures of her. She would also never stay still, which made taking pictures of her even more difficult. This is her only photo we got of her. 


She is not very pretty, but she has a heart of gold. She loved eating sunflower seeds and peanuts. Nick would leave a few in her cage at first, and later, when Bella became more bold, he would let her take them from his hand. She wasn't allowed to roam free in the house because she had the bad habit of biting and chewing the cables. So, she spent a lot of time in her blue hamsterball. The one pictured in the photo. I used to run behind her, and she would try to run over me, with her ball. Fun times.

What? Oh, no why would you think that? Of course she is not dead!!! 

I am using past tense because she is very sick right now. But she is getting better. You see, two weeks ago, she developed a mild eye infection. She wouldn't open her right eye. Nick didn't pay much attention to that. After all this is very common to hamsters. My mother used to do this all the time, and then after a while, usually the next day, her eye would be OK.

Alas, this was not the case with Bella, next day it was worse. Also, for some reason, she started making weird noises with her nose. Perhaps the infection, or the tears from her eye, caused her respiratory problems? That was Saturday, two weeks ago. Come Sunday, she begun breathing irregularly. Nick couldn't take her to a vet at Sunday. They had to wait until Monday.

So, once he got back from work, he put her in her hamsterball and drove to the vet. It was an adventurous journey for many reasons. First, because he had no idea where the vet was. Second, Bella was scared and Nick had to drive slowly and avoid bumps. Which is impossible if you drive in greek roads. Once he reached the vet, it was almost closing time. But they made it in time.

Bella, escaped from her ball, once they were inside the vets office and started running around her office. When they caught her, they put her on the surgical table (but they didn't perform any surgery) and the vet started examining her. Bella was scared, and -hehe, this is funny- she pooped the vet. That was when Nick noticed a HUUUGE cat on top of one of the vets shelves. He was the Vet's cat. He had this look, like he was the owner of the place, and everyone else was under his command. He just stood there, watching.

The vet weighted Bella in order to judge how much antibiotics to prescribe. She told him to give her the antibiotics (once per day) and eye drops for the eye infection (thrice a day). The antibiotics would help cure the infection and breathing problems and prevent pneumonia. She also said that Bella had to visit her again next Friday. That was when the cat had had enough, and jumped from the shelve on to the vet's surgical place and started sniffing Bella. Bella almost fainted. 



Nick started administering the antibiotics and the eye drops to Bella, but with great difficulty. Bella refused to take her medication. She even started screaming like she did the first day she got home. She hadn't screamed since then. Nick was giving a desperate fight in order to make her drink the antibiotics, but she would try to escape from his hand. However she didn't bite him. Even when she got really scared and started screaming. After 30 minutes of failed attempts to force feed her the antibiotics, Nick gave up. However he succeeded at a later time. Hoorah!

Her breathing problem vanished the next day, which was very good, because it was causing Bella to snore while sleeping. It may sound funny now, but if you were there, hearing her, it would make you worry too. However, her eye infection did not get any better. In fact it got worse. Her eye was now constantly closed and swollen. And then her nose started getting bigger too. 

On Friday, Nick visited the vet again. This time they didn't put Bella into her hamsterball, but took her cage with her. The cat was there too (along with 2 more cats), and all of them were curious about Bella. They even climbed on her cage. I am not sure if Bella noticed them. She was very tired with the infection and the administration of antibiotics, and her eye was closed shut. The vet examined Bella again. She said that her nose was big because of the abscess or something. She said she had never seen an abscess so big before. This worried Nick a lot, but the vet reassured him that it was nothing to worry about. She told him to increase the dosage of the antibiotics to twice a day, instead of just once.

Three days have passed since then. Bella's abscess now has gotten somehow a little smaller, but she still looks like a rhino! Her eye is still closed, and she sleeps a lot. However, it's encouraging the she still has her appetite and drinks water regularly.

I hope she gets better soon, because I miss chasing her in her hamster ball.

Joshua, the hamster.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

I am Joshua. I am a hamster. Nick is human and he isn't even aware of the blog!

Hello, Joshua the Hamster again.

My last post, cause some controversy which I would like to settle.

My name is Joshua. I am a hamster. I write this blog using Nick's computer. Nick is a human. He doesn't understand hamsteralk. I do understand humantalk. Nick doesn't know that I use his computer, and I only blog when he is not paying attention. That is what my father, Monty, used to do, and I wish to continue his legacy!

Now that we have this cleared, there is another controversy that I want to settle.

I am a MALE hamster. Ok? MALE!!! I am not Bella. I am yellow colored. So, on the previous post, stop saying 'Oh.. Bella is beautiful, she has nice nose'. It's me. ME! ME! That is my nose! I talked about Bella, but I haven't posted pictures of her yet. She is new here and we don't have enough pictures. She is sick right now. When she gets better I will use Nick's camera and then I will post those pictures here.

Lastly, I would like to thank Inky for featuring me in her blog. Her hamster, Rory, is beautiful!


Bye for now, going to run on my wheel,

Joshua

Monday, 6 February 2012

Latest developments.

Hello, Joshua here!

Wow, it's February already? I can't believe it was December last time I wrote on this blog. I blame Bella for not posting so often.

This is ME. JOSHUA. People in the comments were confused and thought this was Bella. Bella is barely in any pictures. However, that thing below me, IS Bella's cage. Bella is a bit under the weather right now.


What? You don't know Bella? Oh I forgot! I haven't introduced her to you. 

You see, during Christmas, Nick and Ira decided to give me a present. And the present was Bella! Bella is a shorthaired female hamster. She has lots of colors. She has black patches, white patches, brown patches!!! Nick and Ira got her because they thought she was ugly and they felt bad that she was going to have to spent her Christmas in a pet shop. But humans don't understand hamster beauty like us, hamsters. 


We are good friends, Bella and me! Bella is a quiet hamster. She likes to eat, and generally Ira says she acts just like my mother, Maza, did. Perhaps all female characters have the same temperament? Nick and Ira let her out of the cage a few times, but only briefly. Because when they let Maza out of the cage, she had the habit of biting the cables. Guess what. Now Nick and Ira have one less USB cable because of Bella, and Bella is not allowed free in the house, like I am. Oh well..


One of my favorite activities is spying on Bella. When she is asleep, I climb on her cage and start peering inside. Sometimes she seems me and this freaks her out. She goes crazy and starts running all over her cage. It's very funny! Nick and Ira say I am a little devil.






What? Peeping-tom? Me? No!!!