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October 22, 2008


Fire crews hunt escaped hamster

Key Quote: Two crews used a chocolate-covered camera and a vacuum cleaner to try and locate missing Fudgie at six-year-old Zoe Appleby's home in Dunbar.

(Thanks to Claire Martin)


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That's not really chocolate.

And by the way, I would NEVER name a hamster "Fudgie." That would just be wrong. A gerbil, on the other hand....

Mmmmmmm ...... fibroscope!

As for that sock-covered vacuum, well, that would have come in damned handy last time.

You'll never take me alive, coppers!

They might if the catch me with those clappers.

*hands Claude a "y"*

Has Angela Appleby, the nursery nurse, caught Claude Cooper with his clappers?

"Salt free" is to "rice cakes" what
"low flow" is to "toilets"

"Well, we have some good news, and some bad news. The good news is that we were able to find your hamster using this vacuum cleaner . . . "

True, old fart. Wonder if this hamster would eat the rice cakes found on the last post.

*flings 'g' @ old fart's email addy*
We take our bloggin' seriously around here, sir.

Wouldn't it just be easier and cheaper to buy another hamster that looks alike and lie?

A vacuum cleaner? What kind? A Hoover, a Roomba, a Dyson? Shoddy reporting.

TThe Oreck of the Fudgie Fitzgerald"

Sounds like a TV movie of the week in the making.

Is that Claude Cooper the kleptomaniac from Cleveland that copped the clean copper clappers
Cleaning woman Clara Clifford kept in a closet?...


Wait, Applebee's Darn Bar is serving ham and fudge?

Sounds good. Just no rice cakes. Give them to old fart.

*Snorks* at everyone, especially the prolific Diva!

Any parent of a hamster-owning child knows that the first time the critter escapes somewhere in the house, all hell breaks loose. When my daughter's pet got loose in the basement, she became inconsolable. She was convinced that he had wiggled his way under a door and would be lost forever in the crawl space, or eaten by our dog. We did not go so far as to call in the fire department, but we did make a mad dash to the hardware store for a "humane" trap. It was useless, even when baited with peanut butter. Half a day later, the little guy was just found standing in the middle of the room, without a care in the world.

The second time he escaped, he was at a neighbor's house while we were on vacation. He turned up within a day. Better them than me, I say.

Oh, great. My youngest is getting a hamster for his birthday next week. He can't wait. I can.

So when you have little odd looking mouselette/hamsterish creatures roaming around, you'll know what your hamster was up to.

It never ceases to amaze me what people use vacuum cleaners for these days. (referencing the car vacuum from several posts ago)

Sandy, if you can imagine, some folks have actually been rumored to use them for housecleaning. Just another sign of our society's decline.

Chocolate covered cameras, hamsters, vacuum cleaners? Does this have anything to do with the "guy" at the car wash last week?

It's funny when I think that some South American countries eat guinea pigs (even if it's still sad and gross) when there's a nice Fudgie here in the States.

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