Tuesday, 25 October 2011

IT'S SO FLUFFY I'M GONNA DIE!

It's been some time since our last YT movie so this time I wanna give you something special. I kept on promising myself that this is hamster-only channel but I could not resist when saw this chubby-fluffy-puffy fur ball in our yard...


Isn't it gorgeous? The cutest thing. Oh yeah, Lilly has every reason to be jealous ;-) From what I've heard this kitty is a proper, serious Mr. Cat nowadays. And to come to think that this video was shot only three months ago. Time flies...

Thursday, 20 October 2011

SLEEPY BEAUTY

In 3 City trees turned to all shades of yellow, brown and red and you could swear you feel winter coming in the air. The sun shines but the wind is cold...
LILLY DIZZY...
Our small apartment in a regular block of flats has always been warm an cosy but I think Lilly suspects something: she comes out of the tubes unwillingly, less often, and when she does she's hoarding quickly, compulsively as if she was running out of time. I think she KNOWS. Deep in her sweet heart she feels the season's changing and she became sleepy, dizzy. All of those 'igloos' she's started to build in her nests are real construction wonders. Lilly hides inside and barely shows herself outside, not even her pink nose can be seen. Sometimes it feels like I don't have a hamster.
...AND BEING NURSED
All I can do is watch the cotton burrow moves up and down as Lilly's breathing. When she finally finds her way into my arms I can tell she's different: even more delicate, sensitive and fragile. Nowadays she obviously prefers stroking to playing like crazy and as I'm holding her in my hands sometimes I'm affraid she may hibernate herself for good. But more over she's being so cute and good I almost can not stand it, like my heart was about to explode. So each night, before sleep, my little precious is getting hundreds of kisses and a lullaby and sometimes Lilly lickes my chick in return.

Monday, 10 October 2011

EXTREME MAKEOVERS - CAGE EDITION !

I've been thinking for a while, since Lilly's dreadful night accident... Watching her I realised my little girl is not such little anymore. She grew up and now acts like an adult hamster: constructing amazing igloos with her cotton bedding, managing her pantry with cool precision and constant attention or collecting tones of food which won't go in the transparent bulb where she's got her nest.

A STANDARD IGLOO BY LILLY

The grain fell down to the tubes and outside making Lilly angry and driving me crazy. Honestly, one tube corridor and a nest...? It's too little for a grown up, self confident hammie! The situation needed some proper action so we took it.

HELLO...! I NEED MORE LIVING SPACE...!

The cage system I've already had for Lilly is great but - unfortunately - it doesn't provide for build-up expansions. For what I was planning to do I needed three times as many tubes (at least) so I hit the net, picked up another, larger kit and bought a second, fully equiped cage. The seller was so kind to add some free extra tubes and other stuff. When I put it all together the result went over my expectations. This summer we said goodbye to the old burrow...

BEFORE
...and welcomed the new one:

AFTER

That's right: many, MANY more tubes, much MUCH longer tunnels and TWO nesting bulbs. Lilly couldn't wait to get inside, helping me with the constructions. She's totaly happy with the changes. And guess what: both of the bulbs have been already filled in! For those who doubt that a hammie is able to climb such a high vertical tunnel I have a news update: Lilly and I were testing this configuration before and... no trouble with getting to the top at all.

YYYYY... JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSER...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

MORE LILLY IN LILLY

They say one picture is worth a thousand words. So today I'll let the pictures tell the story of my sweet little girl. They were shot occasionally through the times we've been together. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you:  100% of Lil' Lilly!




   
 



As you can see, Lilly is having the time of her life. Well, there's much more in it, of course, but we don't wanna show all at the same time. The mystery must remain, if you know what I mean... That's how the legends come up to live ;-)