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I'm outta here! by George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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My daughter’s hamster is a cute little pet, but obsessed.

She’s on a mission! Apart from running half-way to China every night on the outside of her hamster wheel (with her bum firmly planted against the side of the cage) she has decided that her sole purpose in life is to eat her way out of that cage.

I swear she has a plan! By morning she collects everything and anything edible that comes within reach and hides it in her little house. By evening she starts eating her way through the cage. And by night, she exercises.

I am absolutely certain that she thinks she’s Steve McQueen and I half expect to see her on a motorbike, riding off into the distance…. :-)

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My grandfather was a serious amateur photographer in the ’20s and ’30s, leaving me a legacy of stereoscopic pictures and equipment. The bug passed through the genes to my father and to me. I started taking pictures seriously when I was 11 and I spent most of my teenage years in and out of the darkroom. University, work and kids put photography on pause but my first digital camera in 2006 re-kindled my interest. RB has given me a vehicle for sharing my work and for learning so much.

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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 5 years ago

    Ahahahaha! Love your description George! Very cute picture, but it looks like perhaps she might need a bleaching at the dentist ;)

  • Yea, I know… what is it with the yellow teeth??? LOL, thanks Shelly

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 5 years ago

    LOL… ‘I am absolutely certain that she thinks she’s Steve McQueen and I half expect to see her on a motorbike, riding off into the distance…. :-)’ That would make a great shot!

    Although this one is pretty cute!

  • It would, wouldn’t it? LOL – Thanks Nathalie :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlover 5 years ago

    Aww… does she ever sleep? :)

  • NO!!!!! She doesn’t seem to… She’s possessed! LOL – Thanks Monika

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Clare Forder
    Clare Forderover 5 years ago

    The poor thing must be exhausted! I can hear the theme tune to the film now!!

  • If she’s exhausted, she does not show it. :-) thanks Clare

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    ROTFL!! I had a huge laugh imagining those little thoughts in her little head!! Complete with Remy-like voice et al!!

  • :-D Indeed! Thanks Vikram

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Appel
    Appelover 5 years ago

    LOL! That’s great, George! Wish I had some of her energy!

  • Sorry Ann, missed your comment. Thank you so much! (PS – So do I!)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • zoompix
    zoompixover 5 years ago

    Too cute , you have to love the determination ;0)

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Steve Chapple
    Steve Chappleover 5 years ago

    Great capture and your story helps add to the image!

  • Many thanks Steve :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Ursula Rodgers
    Ursula Rodgersover 5 years ago

    LOL! Such a great shot and great story to go with it George! She sounds like a little character :D

  • Oh yea… She’s quite a character alright. Not too appreciated at 2am though… LOL

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

  • Aquarelle
    Aquarelleover 5 years ago

    This is just too funny what a great capture and title!

  • Many thanks Jean, I appreciate it! :-)

    – George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)

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