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The Picture Of The Day (Sony a7 II) + 6 Also-Rans — August 24, 2018.

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Teischan (11) Is Working On More Table Art …

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The table she was working on earlier in the month, for her hamster cage, is done and the cage is sitting on it. See below.

She started on this new table this morning. That is NOT real wood or a veneer. She painted that on! It is a faux finish just using a brush and paint.

I love it. It looks so real.

But, she is going to paint over it! Well, it is her prerogative. The artistic temperament. So, I wanted to capture these pictures for posterity before she paints over it.


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Our Stair Jumping Gymnastic Hamster — A Must See YouTube Video. Such Strength, Such Agility.

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This is Teischan’s hamster #2, Treble, that we got in May 2017. (The short-lived #1 was Rebel.)

We discovered, that she can climb stairs, with aplomb, and do so, over and over again, the first time she escaped from a cage. We weren’t at home and she decided to go up the stairs to my study — which is where she slept at night so as her nocturnal activities would not disturb Teischan.

She had escaped while we were not in the house.

We came home to discover that your burglar alarm had gone off — for the very first time in 10-years! A motion detector in my study had gone off! That confounded all of us since a person would have had to have negotiated multiple other sensors before tripping that one which on the 4th-level of this 4-story house.

We did not know, at that juncture, that Treble was missing.

As soon as I was told that Treble was missing I knew where she was and we found her in SECONDS!

But, she had to have climbed a set of stairs to get to my study.

So, we put her on the stairs to see what she did.

She did this.

Cracked us up.

AMAZING strength. That is a standing vertical jump above her head.

We get to see this most nights. It is so entertaining. So, I wanted to share. ENJOY.


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Hamster #2 For Teischan (11).

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Teischan wanted, very badly, a hamster for Christmas 2016. Since we were going away right after Christmas it was agreed that we would get the hamster when we got back. And that we did — on January 4, 2017.

She wanted a teddy bear hamster and we eventually found one she liked, albeit female as opposed to the male that she thought would be better, at Petco in Manchester, NH. She named it Rebel.

Rebel was spoilt. The dogs adored her — as they had done the rabbits. She had two cages and lot of toys. Teischan spent time with her everyday. Her cage was brought up to my office every night so that she would have human company for a longer period during the nocturnal hours that she was awake.

Everything was going well. On Saturday, April 22, 2017 we were going to Maine for the day. We got up early. Rebel who had been fine at 1am that morning when I went to bed was ill, very ill. It was sudden and unexpected. No signs of illness or distress prior to this. It was pretty obvious that she was dying! We were willing to cancel the trip. But, Teischan wanted to go.

When we got back Rebel was dead. I had to check.

She had been with us 108 days, just over 3 months.

We were all cut-up. This was so unexpected. I did a fair amount of research to try and understand what had happened. I am still none the wiser.

At first Teischan was saying she didn’t want another hamster till the Summer. I knew that that would change. And it did, last week.

Again, I was on the phone calling up pet stores.

The same Petco that we bought Rebel yet again came up trumps.

We went on Thursday, May 11, 2017 to look at the four teddy bear hamsters they had at the store. Teischan picked this one. She named it ‘Treble’ not because of the meaning BUT because it rhymed with ‘Rebel’ — and it is ‘rebel’ with a ‘T’ in front.

So, that is the story. I really hope this one stays with us for a few years rather than a few months. They are not expensive, compared to dogs, BUT I still hate to see any animals die.


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Picture Of The Day (Nikon P900) — January 16, 2017.

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Picture Of The Day (Sony a6000) — January 15, 2017.

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6 Sony a6000 Images Of The Day — January 14, 2017.

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Back at Petco (this time Rochester, NH).
No, no. We weren’t getting another hamster
just another wheel for the one we have.

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Picture Of The Day (Sony a6000) — January 14, 2017.

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Taken with my Sony a6000.

Back at Petco (this time Rochester, NH).
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just another wheel for the one we have.

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Picture Of The Day (Nikon P900) — January 8, 2017.

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Picture Of The Day (Nikon P900) — January 7, 2017.

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