Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Portrait of a fat dog

separated from the objects of his desire by both a fence, and Uncle Ruedi's stock stick :)

Yes, Ruedi taught Wootie (weird, that rhymes) not to chase sheep!
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My camera is in the shop, hence the lack of updates. But I did want to let MC Hamster's fans know that last night, he expired in his sleep :( He was old - like a million in hamster years - and it was his time to go.

RIP MC Hamster.
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16 comments:

Carol said...

RIP, MC Hamster.

Michelle said...

Awww. RIP MC Hamster.

EvenSong said...

SO sorry about MC Hamster! He was such a cutie!
How did Ruedi teach Wootie?

Katharine Swan said...

Poor Hammy! One of the first posts I ever read on your blog was just after you'd gotten him. I will always remember those pictures fondly, especially the staged ones with the other four-leggeds in the house that caused some of your readers to accuse you of hamster abuse. ;o)

r0ssie said...

RIP MC Hamster.

The Border Collies said...

How did Ruedi teach Wootie?

By chasing madly after him every time he so much as looked at the sheep, hollering at him and promising all kinds of holy hell if he didn't leave them alone, and using his stock stick to keep Wootie away from the sheep. In no time at all, Woo decided chasing them was just not worth it ;-)

When *I* chase Wootie he just laughs at me. But Ruedi is new to Woo, so it made a big impression on him!

Debra Kay said...

Ahhh RIP little fuzzy one.

Lynnek42 said...

Oh No. I am Sad. RIP MC Hamster. I liked that little guy. Was he old when you got him?

suzanne said...

average life span for a hamster is somewhere in the neighborhood of 2 years, give or take a bit. I know this because I am a teacher and we always have them in our classrooms. I always have to get one of the kind of tan-colored ones (as opposed to the neat/unusual colors or the spotted ones) so when they die I can get another and the children won't notice
RIP MC

The Border Collies said...

MC Hamster was 3! He was ooooold.

MalaysianFan said...

So much for the allegations that your cruel abuse would shorten his life! :-)

I hope he has a heavenly Hamster-Ball for him to toodle around eternally.

suzanne said...

at three he was REALLY ooooold! Good for him! :)

Paula said...

Awww. Run free, MC Hamster.

angie said...

rip mc.

off topic, did you know you were nominated for a brodie? :D http://www.pawcurious.com/brodies/

Alex93andme said...

RIP little MC Hamster.

PoochesForPeace said...

Poor MC Hamster :(