Thursday, February 15, 2007

Memories.

Fuck, fuck, fuck, there are big waves on the north shore & I haven’t been able to go down to the point & ogle…..so instead I’ll tell you about my hamster.

I received this picture today and it reminded me of my hamster (Chippamingo) who was officially the largest pet I ever owned. He was brilliant and extremely cute. When he needed to pee he’d shuffle his little bottom up high into the corner of his cage and oddly, there are time when my toilet smells like his cage used to. But I digress ....

Chippy, as I guess all caged animal do, decided to make a quick getaway whist using me as the human decoy. The only clue as to his whereabouts was the chewed lining of my parent’s expensive velvet curtains where he’d obviously pitched base camp for a few days. Sad and perplexed I’d about given up on him when my Dad (whilst in the cellar) nearly trod on a little black scurrying thing! The fates were with little Chippy as Dad grabbed him and returned him to me all sooty, black and thin from his wild adventure– hallelujah!

Fast forward to the day of poor little Chippy’s death. It was a Sunday and Dad returned from the pub after his usual Guinness (or two) to find a bereft daughter with shoebox casket ready for burial. Buzzed and not in funeral mode my Dad wrote “Chipy” on the box. Harsh and uncaring…..the family never let him forget his spelling infraction!

PS:Is it just me or does Hamster #1 look a bit porn star-ish?

16 comments:

meesh said...

love the creature post. several comment / questions arise ......

how old were you in this picture?
how did the name come about?
had your dad just stopped at the "chipy" on the way home?
who is the pornstar hammy?

on another note, you didn't miss much at the beach. waves are very inconsistent and west, so closing out when the make it through.

mater70 said...

Meesh, I'm guessing Sharon would have been 10 or 11 when that picture was taken in her very 70s clothes. Tone was a hopeless speller and with a couple of pints under his belt, even worse. So poor Chippy was forever renamed Chipy at his burial in the back garden of Lidgett Park Road.
I also have felt stuck on the back of my table mats where the little bugger chewed the beize (Chippy that is, not Tone).
Funny memories Sharon but rather too much useage of the Rainy Day Word at the beginning of your blog.

Sharon said...

Meesh: No'kin idea where the name came from , but the thought of Dad's blunder sprouting from a post booza nosh is excellent! As for porn star hammy...stay tuned he showed up with friends!

Mater:I forgot about the nibbled table mats :-) Remember the angel fish that jumped out of the tank, the canary that died really quickly & the gerbils that ate their babies?! No wonder you put a moratorium on anything furry over 4 inches!

Anonymous said...

Love the blouse in the photo.....so 80's!

Lano,

Nancy said...

Sharona-
You should get a new hammy in honor of Chippy or Chipy .....what ever the four legged creatures name was...take a new photo and do an after shot wearing the same blouse...now that would be interesting. I bet even at that young age you had big boobs!
Ned

Anna Lyn said...
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Anna Lyn said...

Wow, that hamster is taking it ALL IN! :P I would be Mrs. B's son's hawt super nurse chicken chasing girlfriend. :D


i had to remove the previous comment 'cause i spelled a word wrong. x.x

mater70 said...

What a lot of comments about a hamster - little things please little minds obviously!

I feel quite cruel about not letting you have a "proper" pet but as Dad and I never had them we couldn't see why our offspring needed a pet - not forgetting your bro. has a severe allergy problem - there we go, that's my excuse - not my bad parenting at all.

My favourites were the tropical fish and the terrapins.

paolo said...

hey sharon

wh'appened to you and gp? did you read his anti-monogamy rant?

paolo

Anna Lyn said...

heeeey, i have a BIG mind, mater! it's ginormous!

cammar said...

Hey Anna Lyn, I saw your picture on Nancy's blog. Looking pretty hot... ;-)

I love the integrity to myself...

PS Accidentaly listening to the Green Days online on Radio Rock...
"I wanna be a minority, I don't need a majority"...

mater70 said...

GP - it's good to tell you're an Italian ogling YOUNG girls but, remember, she's young enough to be your daughter!

I'm curious (as always) does your comment about being "minority" and "majority" have some special Freudian meaning? This addled old brain lost the plot somewhere.

Anna Lyn said...

yay! i got hawt comments! thankies!

Sharon said...

Anna Lyn: whatdafuk does 'hawt' mean?
Paolo: GP's rant only frazzled those who values are different than his. As to what happened...that's non tabloid:-)

Anna Lyn said...

hawt = hot

i like to re-spell things! :D

mater70 said...

Sharon I'm amazed you didn't get Anna Lyn's spelling - even I (an English lady) got it - I think she's from the Deep South.