Fudgie Comes Home

Fudgie - No WhaleWhen I think of hamsters I think of Richard Gear. I don’t know why, I just do.

When firefighters in Scotland think hamster, they think of a cagey adversary resistant to temptation and the power of suction. Maybe it’s best if you just read this article to understand what I’m talking about.

The escaped hamster who defied a team of firefighters after going on the run was back in her cage today.

Fire crews used the traditional hamster-hunting tools of a chocolate-covered camera and a sock-covered vacuum cleaner to try and wrangle missing Fudgie out of her hiding place at six-year-old Zoe Appleby’s home in Dunbar, East Lothian.

Was that the same camera used for Katie Couric’s colonoscopy?

The girl’s mother contacted the fire service six days after the pet scuttled down a hole in the kitchen floor. Despite their efforts, they failed to recover Fudgie and called in the Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA).

Fudgie? I thought he was a whale?

The Daily Record said the hamster had been found this morning running around a cage that the SSPCA had put out to catch her. In the search for Fudgie, firefighters took the family cooker and gas pipes to pieces.

They also dropped a mini-camera coated with chocolate underneath the floorboards. They then hoped to suck out the furry rodent using a vacuum cleaner with a sock over the nozzle.

The Appleby family are looking after Fudgie for a friend of Zoe’s.

Applebee huh? Well, at least now we know what their chicken fingers are made of.


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