Friday, December 23, 2011


Earlier this week my son Matthew got a Winter White hamster, whom he named Rumpelstiltskin. He's the cutest, friendliest ball of white fur. He has one fault. He's an escape artist.

He escaped from his cage early this week. And while we weren't able to find him, it was okay because he got bored and climbed back into his cage while we were searching for him.

This morning he disappeared again. And so we built a cute ramp leading up to his cage with raisins on it. But he hasn't turned up yet. Thankfully, we don't have to worry about Jezebel (our black Lab)--she doesn't like hamster snacks. Though I do wish she'd sniff him out for us, but she's already met Rumpel and thinks he's beneath her attention.

So our wish for Christmas is to find Rumpelstiltskin.


  1. From Luke's comment, it looks like the hamster has been found! Hurrah! Hope he escapes less this Christmas weekend. Have a good one! :)

  2. Tammy had a hamster escape, but he didn't get found. I think he couldn't take a house w/4 kids and assorted dogs, cats, rabbits and birds.

    The escapee we couldn't figure out was a goldfish. We could understand him doing a big bellyflop out of his little bowl, but wouldn't you think he'd be somewhere in the area? How far can a fish go out of water? It was in the boys' room with their door shut, so other assorted animals didn't get to him. We could picture him flopping his way all the way down the street hoping to find a quieter home.

  3. Your escaping hamster reminds me of the hamster in I,HOUDINI.

    Cute book, but it forgot to mention the part where the hamster goes through the laundry hamper and chew holes in half the clothes.