1. Desert Son, OM says

    I’m with Glen Davidson. I’m totally anthropomorphising, but that’s totally cute.

    Still learning,


  2. Tulse says

    I guess it’s the cynic is me, but I am almost certain that image is Photoshopped. (For instance, how is the critter holding on to that flower with a fully open hand?)

  3. redmjoel says

    The flower at least is almost certainly photoshopped. The front paw is splayed out, and I’m pretty sure hamsters don’t have opposable thumbs.

    Cute as hell anyway.

  4. SteveM says

    (For instance, how is the critter holding on to that flower with a fully open hand?)

    And the same for the upper one holding the ankle of the middle one.

    Maybe a lucky shot as the middle one and the flower were falling and not being dangled.

  5. rgmurray says

    Photoshop, photoshop, photoshop… Occam’s Razor would suggest that three hamsters and a tube of crazy glue would be the easier (and cheaper) approach.

  6. Zeno says

    I see that I have become cynical in my old age (although I guess I did have a head start in my teens). Once I would have looked at the picture and said, “Awwww!” (Probably when I was ten.) Today I see the picture and say, “Hmm. How did they do that?” And I’m not talking about the rodents.

  7. MadScientist says

    Cute – even though everything is faked (background and foreground taken from different images, rodent not really stuck in anything much less tar, rodents not holding anything, etc.)

  8. momkat says

    And why would three hamsters be hanging out in the wild? Oh, wait, I was supposed to suspend my disbelief, wasn’t I…There, done. OH, how cute!

  9. Steven Mading says

    The most obvious sign of it being an edited image is the fact that the little stalk the two are dangling from would bow all the way to the ground under their weight. No way that little itty bitty stalk is holding up two hamsters.