Slim stretch

Slim stretch

Friday, July 01, 2011

SPEAKING OF DOGS

Say hello to my daughter's dogs, Anna and Sofie. No, they are not mother and child. Anna is a registered golden Labrador retriever and Sofie is a long-haired dachshund. It is cute how nicely they blend.

Anna is a very big dog and also a very sweet and gentle dog. However she is not always as innocent as she appears.

Our granddaughter Hope got a hamster for her birthday. She was so delighted with her new pet and was totally devastated when it disappeared the day after it arrived. A mad hunt was started.

Everyone had seen Anna playing with the hamster and following it around so they were very cautious watching the large animal and the tiny hamster but Anna did not appear to have been involved with the disappearance. While they were searching, Anna was laying quietly on the couch about like you see her in the picture above. My daughter kept glancing Anna's way to make sure she did not have the hamster.

The moment my daughter looked away from the dog, she heard a plop and turned to see a very wet and limp hamster in the middle of the room. Anna had been concealing the tiny pet in her mouth and spit it out. The big dog had held it gently like a retriever should so it was not crushed, only soggy and appearing totally lifeless.

Just before the hamster funeral was to take place, the small rodent took a deep breath, started running around and is alive and well today. Needless to say the hamster's name is now Lucky.



Don't miss yesterday's post ANOTHER OLD YELLER DOG

10 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

What a story.....can you imagine what was going through it's mind in that dog's mouth...

Lynn said...

Oh my - I'm glad that Anna wasn't startled into swallowing the hamster. :) What an adventure for the hamster and your family!

LL Cool Joe said...

Wow that is some story! Poor hamster! Lucky indeed!

kenju said...

He was very lucky!! My daughter had a gerbil and a cat when she was in school. The gerbil got out of his cage and the cat bit him. He developed an abcess in his belly. I found him hiding and picked him up to put him in his cage (not knowing he was injured) and got bitten! Have you ever seen the teeth on a gerbil? They are deadly!!

ileana said...

Amazing and suspenseful story, Annie. You had me holding my breath the whole time. Glad Lucky is alive and well...and Ana looks so sweet and lovable, just very curious is all. :)

Rachel said...

Oh, the poor hamster must have fainted after that ordeal!! I guess anything would have! Pretty dogs and a great story!!

Riot Kitty said...

Yeow! Lucky is right.

Brighid said...

Lucky is right, love those soft mouth Labs. What a great story to pass on.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Great story! Good pic too. I've seen mice the cat has in her mouth appear dead n spring back to run away before too- Must be an instinctual "Play dead" strategy.

Sorry I didn't get here sooner- Been a terrible week at work. My Daughter BBM likes hamsters alot- had them as a teen, n has a dwarf one now named Gimley.

JeanMac said...

Too cute a story. Thank goodness Lucky was lucky.