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Oh No #13


Bella, the hamster, took residence with two delighted little girls last year becoming a much loved member of the family.
But sacré bleu she was discovered stiff as a board one morning so before the floods of tears and sobbing the ingenious father scooped her up, took her to the pet shop and with the owner’s help bought a lookalike.
So far the girls have been completely hoodwinked. Bella MkII is having a short break with the grandparents who, with fingers crossed, are praying she will not snuff it too as a Bella MkIII might be a step too far.

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    Christopher over 2 years ago

    That would make a great Monty Python skit- John Cleese going into a pet shop with a dead hamster and saying "I should like to purchase an exact duplicate of this hamster, only one that's slightly more animated than this one."

    Great drabble, Steve.

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    Steve McBrevity over 2 years ago

    Right on! Your comment made me chuckle out loud to my wife’s consternation who’s constantly monitoring my mental state and other peccadillos. But can one chuckle silently? I somehow doubt it as the very essence of a chuckle, hamster induced or otherwise, is an audible type of slow motion semi-surpressed laugh.

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    Christopher over 2 years ago

    Glad I could provide a chuckle.

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