Thursday, 22 March 2012

Apology for lack of posts...

Here's Lolly climbing around in her cage

Just wanted to apologize for the lack of blogging going on here!
I have been busy pre-writing posts for the A-Z Blogging challenge, so haven't actually managed to write any to publish now.
I will try to make some more posts soon!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

And now to announce the giveaway winner!

The results for winning a large hamster magnet are in! (as in this giveaway)
Well, Rafflecopter has chosen a random entry and so now whats left is to announce the winners!
And now for the moment you've been waiting for.... the winner!

The winner is...... Onion 
(entry no. 29, for commenting under this post)

I will be contacting you and sending the prize shortly!
Thanks to everyone who entered!

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Cool or Cruel?

I came accross these pictures in my english lesson, when looking at some articles in the newspaper. It was this headline that caught my attention:
 'Lacking Dognity?'
I thought this was aweful, but the truth is many women, (and a few men), in America do this. I thought I would share this with you anyway, even if it isn't just about hamsters.

Left-Right top: Buffalo, Panda
Left-Right middle: Camel, Captain Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Left-Right bottom: Bee, Horse

In America there are competitions for owners to transform their dogs, into things like the pictures above. These dogs have been transformed to look like other animals and people in under 2 hours, for a dog competition. The pictures were taken at a competition in Ren Netherland of Clearwater, Florida.

It is not right to do this to your dog, no mater how 'cool' or 'funny' it may look. They have simply gone too far: its one thing to be a ridiculously pampered dog with perfect hair, and being transformed into something completely different, and not looking like a dog any more.

Hope this post doesn't shock you too much...

(Don't forget to enter my giveaway, ending in 2 days!)

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Hamsters can recognize their name

I wanted to do an interesting but informative post, so I looked up some animal facts, and I actually found something quite interesting, though some people may not really think it is true.

Hamsters can be taught to come to you by their name -  like a dog.
The idea of your hamster coming to your name seems weird, because a hamster isn't really the sort of animal who you call by name. (if you know what I mean)

But I think its true, because when I leave Lolly running around the house in her exercise ball and I come and find her, if I see her a few meters away from me and call "Lolly!" She usually starts heading my way.

Cool, huh?

Picture from google images, not actually Lolly

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Rafflecopter Giveaway

And now for the Giveaway!!!

After Inky's amazing giveaway, I was inspired to do one myself.

Enter the giveaway for the chance of winning a large hamster magnet, featuring my hamster, Lolly! (Pic. below)

This giveaway is lasting for two weeks, between the 3rd of Feb, and the 17th of Feb 2012.

Click "read more" to enter

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

I am very lucky to have been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award... Four times! - make that FIVE!
Thank you so much to InkblotsSqueeze, Onion and Cheek Pouches + Joshua the Hamster for nominating me for the award! I really appreciate such positive feedback :)

One of the rules says to include 7 random pieces of information about yourself, so here it goes:
  1. My thoughts are mainly about hamsters and blogging...
  2. I only usually watch TV once a week (Wild at Heart)
  3. I am very interested in how hamsters behave and why
  4. I love rice
  5. I could never live without chocolate
  6. Most of the time I am blogging, I should be doing homework (like now)
  7. I ice-skate every week

Now for the bit you've been waiting for.... [drum-roll please]
My nominations! (alphabetical)

Unfortunately I don't read that many blogs, so I can't give you 15... These are all of the great blogs I read, but there are only 8. - make that 9 (sorry to keep adding to this post!)

Joshua the Hamster nominated me, and I haven't actually seen his blog before, but after becoming aware of his blog, I am also going to nominate his blog!

1/ In a post on your blog, nominate 15 fellow bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award.
2/ In the same post, add the Versatile Blogger Award.
3/ In the same post, thank the blogger who nominated you in a post with a link back to their blog.
4/ In the same post, share 7 completely random pieces of information about yourself.
5/ In the same post, include this set of rules.
6/ Inform each nominated blogger of their nomination by posting a comment on each of their blogs.

Purple = Recently updated