Everybody needs a little time away

Sometimes everybody needs a break. Announced or not.

Miss here. My beautiful gal pal VDog asked me to stop by and tidy the place up a bit. Little does she know, I've poured myself a drink and have my feet on the table. Don't tell her, it'll be our little secret. She's dealing with real life right now (I don't know what that is either) but truth be told, I heard a rumor she was in rehab. *shrug* I don't know if that's true or not. Sometimes you can trust TMZ, sometimes not.

I have a feeling that my son's hamster is a Chicago fan. She felt as if she herself needed a little time away.

On Sunday, I came home from dropping my son off at his dad's and noticed that the door to her cage was laying on the floor. After a quick sweep of her cage, I realized she was missing. Escaped. Possibly eaten by one of three cats that live here.

I didn't mention that we hadn't been home since Saturday morning. The night before my son had taken his hamster out of her cage to play with it. I'm assuming that this is when the cage had been left open. So that makes 1 and a half days of freedom. Or possibly digestion.

I sat there for a minute, thinking of a strategy. Did what any respectable person would do and twitted about it. (twitted? tweeted?) Proceeded to tear apart the room.

No dice.

I looked for little poops and blood. No joke. I contemplated hitting up PetsMart for a replacement. Then I just sat back and had a beer. No use getting dehydrated.

I eventually gave up. What was done, was done. I was a little sad about it. Definitely not looking forward to the kid's reaction but maybe he'll figure out some kind of life lesson from it. Gawd knows I cant teach him one.

Fast forward to 2am. Being that I had just gone to bed no less than an hour ago, I heard a noise that was quite similar to that of the hamster climbing the bars of her cage. The vertical bars. No wonder she escaped. I turn on the light and let my eyes adjust. Scan the table where the hamster cage sits and see nothing. Look up.

What do I see? Little Miss Hammy, sitting right on top of her cage. Not a care in the world. I did a serious double take, thanked the stars up above, and scooped her right up and into her cage. She drank water for about 15 minutes then settled into her little house.

Karma was on my side that night. No doubt.

Yesterday's mission was going out and buying her a new home. She got upgraded for being such a naughty girl. As all girls should be.


As I write this she is running in that little ball on top, probably planning her next big break out. Next time, I'm putting up posters like this:

Thanks V! I always have fun in your hood.

VDog's readers: She probably isn't really in rehab. *fingers crossed* heh.


Mr Lady said...

If it was me, that sucker would be in a soup by now. You've got much better rodent karma than me. :)

Al_Pal said...

Bwahaha! Funny entry, woot! Good times. :D

and yeah, no rehab...though there may be an iPhone addiction in the making! :D

Anonymous said...

Oooh, sexy hamster house! Makes me almost want a hamster. Glad all turned out happily ever after with no need for life lessons.

Miss said...

Mr. Lady - Hammy soup... She's pretty small, I dont think there would be enough meat.

Al Pal - Hey sis! ;-) iPhone addiction is a serious thing. Get the girl some help before its too late.

Mags - hahaha sexy hamster house. That's up there with tummylord. For sure.

Maternal Mirth said...

Yuuuuuhhhmmmm ... you said "beer".... :)

Karen MEG said...

Wow, that's one serious upgrade after taking you on that wild hamster chase.

She is a cutie though. Thank GOD she came back before your boy got home ;)

Momisodes said...

Whew! So glad to hear.

That is one PHAT crib she's upgrading to!

Red Lotus Mama said...

She just wanted out for a little hamster joy riding! Thank goodness she came back and to rad new digs! You are such a good hamster mommy!

Miss said...

MM - Beer cures all my ailments.

Karen - Tell me about it! I did NOT want to have that chat. But he did get told about leaving the door open and what could have happened.

Momisodes - Big Hamster pimpin' eatin' seeds. (NERD)

RLM - Thank you! She loves me, she never bites me but bites everyone else. She's a biatch like her momma.

BusyDad said...

If I run away for a while, will you buy me a Jetsons house?

Zoeyjane said...

Of course, the first thing that came to mind was that it was a good thing Hammy doesn't live at Mr Lady's house. She'd be fully migor mortised by now.

Don Mills Diva said...

That's an awesome hamster house. Why would anyone want to break out of that?

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

The only thing missing is the little hampter grotto!

Briya said...

If it were me, it probably would have scared me out of dead sleep by climbing on my face or something equally ridiculous.

Tara R. said...

That is one very cool hamster house.

Heather said...

At least in rehab, you don't have to cook. heh

Anonymous said...

I so would have visited you in the clunker.. lol..glad she got upgraded for bad behavior!! :)

VDog said...

A million thanks to Miss, without whom none of this would have been possible. ;)

And what a replacement pad! WOWEE!

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