August 31, 2005

Bananas, Blueberries, and Hamster

I cleaned Fiona's cage today and boy, did it need it. The boys and I clean it every 3-4 days and if we let it get to 5 days, BLECH.

So I took apart the cage and my eldest was holding her, telling me she stank. He decided to give her a bath. Hunh. He's done this before and I always lecture him on making sure he doesn't scare her or submerge her. He gives her a sponge bath. And SHE LETS HIM!

I get the cage back together and I look over at him and he's cuddling with her, having taken a dry wash rag and dried her off and fluffed her up.

All this... for a hamster! I said, "Is she clean enough?" His reply was, "Oh yeah! She smells great. She smells like blueberries and bananas!"

Ack! He had used a little dab of this new shampoo I bought them to wash her up. I felt her coat... he got all the soap off her. She's clean and fluffy and her coat is shiney.

I don't know why this whole thing makes me laugh, but it does. We now have a blueberry/banana smelling hamster.

In four days we'll have a hamster that smells like banana/blueberry/crap. Blech.

Posted by Boudicca at August 31, 2005 10:40 PM | TrackBack


I can't believe how good Fiona is! Cracks me up!

Posted by: Sissy at August 31, 2005 10:44 PM

Hey, at least she won't be colored like blueberrie/banana/crap! :)

Posted by: That 1 Guy at September 1, 2005 05:37 AM


Posted by: vw bug at September 1, 2005 06:21 AM

It could be worse. At least he didn't use conditioner.

Posted by: Contagion at September 1, 2005 09:56 AM

Contagion- It was a shampoo/conditioner combo. Her fur is very soft... ;-)

Posted by: Bou at September 1, 2005 10:19 AM

Just wait until you get a dog. Boy oh boy is it going to be worse.

Posted by: Machelle at September 1, 2005 10:34 AM


Posted by: Oddybobo at September 1, 2005 05:45 PM

New from the makers of Fruit Roll-ups:

Fruit Hamsters!

Posted by: Harvey at September 3, 2005 12:54 PM

Blueberry banana hamster. I'm sure I saw that at Baskin Robins.

Posted by: Jim at September 6, 2005 02:40 PM