Thursday, November 03, 2005

Escapee- or how to lose a hamster @ 3am

Now, I have to tell you husband & are very light sleepers. The hamster, Lemon Drop, was in his cage & seemed quite happy when we went to bed at 11 pm. Husband got up at 1:45 am to visit the necessary & swears he saw Lemon Drop in his cage while getting a drink of water from the kitchen. Trudges back to bed & all is well until 3 am. I heard odd little rustling noises & sort of a snapping metallic type click. Husband & I both awaken & I mutter, "Probably one of the kids going pee." Husband harumphs in my ear & rolls over to peer at the bedroom door (which is wide open). Husband climbs over me (AGAIN) to look around the house. Suddenly the lights in the hall & the livingroom switch on. Several very loud cuss words later I discover that Lemon Drop has escaped. We get his ball (the hollow ones with a lid they can explore in) & his favorite treats. The hunt begins in the litchen, where some birdseed has rolled under the dryer & some shelves. This is where we found Lemon Drop last time after he escaped from our son. While crawling around the kitchen floor in our pjs- actually, husband was in the buff, which caused howling laughter when the ten year old son walks up with the hamster in his hands. "I found Lemon Drop in my dragon castle. Why are you (to husband) naked on the kitchen floor?!"

So, how was your night?


Tara Marie said...

OMG--Amanda, that is just tooooo funny. I'm visualizing my husband crawling around the floor.

This is why we have a cat and fish, no hamster, gerbils, guinea pig, rabbit. We'd be constantly looking for missing animals. Anthony's such a skutch they'd be out of their cages more than in.

Bookwormom said...

If husband sees this, I'm sure I'll hear about it, but it was too funny not to post.