Starting the day with a laugh

There is a small group of blogs that I subscribe to and I woke up this morning to two new posts that had an effect on me.
One I will be contacting the author directly for further useful information.
The other is worth pointing my readers at because I’m still laughing now. If ever a post by one of my friends warranted hitting the Freshly Pressed board it’s this one.
Thanks for the laugh, Cheri. 🙂

Sweetie – the marathon running hamster

Sweetie - the marathon running hamster Sweetie, the Marathon Running Hamster,
has helped to raise over £5,000 for Fife Headway.

Find out how by visiting her blog !

Never mind the Duracell Bunny, this little lady just goes on and on…

Sweetie on Amanda's hand

Sweetie on Amanda's hand

Sweetie in Amanda's flip-flop

Sweetie in Amanda's flip-flop

No batteries needed…

When Amanda was getting ready for bed last night at about 11:10pm Sweetie had already notched up nearly 2km, or 1.25 miles.

By the time Amanda got up this morning and checked her again, at 6:30am, she had done a further 12.8Km, or just under 8 miles.

If that was non-stop, which it wasn’t, it would have been an average speed of 1.75Km/Hr, or almost 1.1 MPH.

In total she set a yet another new record for 24 hour (overnight) endurance, 14.75Km, or 9.16 miles.

It must be something in the water !……

The world’s smallest marathon runner – a hamster update

Well Sweetie is quite a surprise !

Sweetie, in close-up

Her wheel has a “trip meter” on it so that we can see how far she runs, and the results are really surprising us.
Amanda’s previous hamsters, Mr & Mrs, were different breeds to Sweetie. In terms of mass, Mr was about three times her size, and Mrs was huge, about five times as big… the biggest hamster I have ever seen.
Sweetie is minute… but she has just set her own new record on the wheel for a 24 hour period….
Over 9.8 kilometers.. or just over 6 miles for those traditionalists among us !
Incredible that such a small creature can cover such a distance.
Scale that up into human terms and I can’t even begin to imagine what sort of distance that would mean.
How does she do it ?

Update: 3rd May
At 9pm last night the meter showed zero.
At 6:30am another new record ! … 10.06Km (or 6.25 Miles)
So if she were running constantly for all that time (which she wasn’t) it would have been at over 1Km an hour.

Say “Hello Sweetie”

Sweetie is so little ! Sweetie, in close-up

This is Sweetie, Amanda and Lily’s new little hamster… and I do mean little.
Unfortunately Mr. and Mrs. were too much for Amanda to cope with; their personalities (and their size) just didn’t suit her so, unfortunately, back to the shop they went.
Sweetie is much more like the hamsters that Amanda and Lily have had before, so I’m sure that she’ll have a happy little life.
But she is so small !
Amanda is away in Hunan for a few days on one of her “Office Outings”, so it will be interesting when she gets back to find out how well Sweetie has settled in, whether she has discovered her wheel and, if so, how far she has run.
Lovely little Sweetie.
(There you are, Phuong. I said there was a post for you. I think Lily chose the name for her.)

Kirsch


I got some sad news today. Kirsch has passed away.
Ruptured tumour in her spleen. 😥

Such a dippy, dopey Dobe. 😛

Hugs babe. 😥

Google Healthcare: an unscientific poll

That is… the Google situation with respect to China, and Obama’s Health Care reforms.

I am interested in people’s reactions to these, purely out of curiosity, and invite you to take part in a quick survey.

There are only three questions so it will only take a moment, and none of your personal data is collected.

Please click on this link to open the survey in a new tab or window.

Thank you for participating. I hope to publish the results by 1st April. (!)
(Update April 2nd: I’m going to let this run a bit longer)

Have a good day.

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