Homing hamster?!?

Back in December I blogged about our escapee hamster – who managed to get out of its cage, through the entire downstairs of the house, up a full flight of stairs and hide in the spare room.

Well, this morning – it had done it again!  Escaped from it’s cage, roamed through our not insubstantial house, up the stairs and chewed at the landing carpet in an attempt to get back into the spare room.

Why – when we have 6 bedrooms – is that the one it wants to get into?  It’s never lived in that bedroom – and for a while did live in one of the other bedrooms, so you would think would have allegiances to that room if any.

It’s all very odd.  Like it’s a homing pigeon hamster……..

But at least we (I say we, I actually mean my husband!) knew where to look for it.  Oreo is now safely back in the cage – with a heavy weight on top of it!



There’s a moose*, loose about this hoose…..

Earlier today the 3 youngest kids and one of the boy’s friends were playing hide and seek.  The boy shrieked ‘I’ve just seen a mouse in the spare room’ – which made everyone come out of their hiding places – but he wasn’t that insistent about it, so we assumed he was just being a knob (not unheard of!!)

However, about 2 hours later, middle daughter realised the tube attached to her hamster’s cage was actually not attached any more.  She claimed she’d seen Oreo (he’s brown and white – you’d never have guessed would you?) earlier that morning – so we didn’t think he could have got far.  But the back door had been open quite often – so we feared he could have gone to play with the rabbits and guinea pigs outside (parent code for – disappeared forever….)  Much searching of the family room, where the cage was sited,  ensued – but there was no evidence of an errant hamster.

At this point we thought that maybe the ‘mouse’ sighting from earlier in the day wasn’t such baloney – but that would have involved the hamster covering 20 odd metres – plus a flight of a dozen stairs – all without being noticed.

Some investigations in the spare room found Oreo under a chest of drawers having eaten through quite a chunk of carpet!  Still not entirely sure how he made it up there – I wonder if he had assistance from those cheeky Elves?!?  But he is now safely ensconced back in his cage.


*Actually a hamster