Kittens Who Think They’re Hamsters

WARNING: Hamsters may find this video offensive.

So a hamster ball’s for hamsters, right? Not if the cats get it first!

Watch the action closely. I’ll bet you get dizzy before the kittens do.

P.S.–Our cat Robbie, sans hamster ball, is chasing herself around the bedroom as I type this.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Kittens Who Think They’re Hamsters

  • UnKnowable

    You’re right, I did get dizzy.

    Last year, I went to the county fair and there were adult-sized balls that you could rent and then float around in a pool, making like a hamster in a hamster ball. I’d never seen such a thing before, but then again, I don’t get out much.

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  • Erlene

    I have an urgent prayer request this evening. My younger son, Eric, who is a chronic pain patient (a failed shoulder surgery) and was put on opioids.
    They upset him, so he took himself off, but a friend gave him some cannabis. When I talked to him this afternoon, he did not sound like himself at all. He is a new believer and has a lot to learn. I prayed on the phone with him, but I ask that all who have the time please pray for Eric.
    I am terribly worried.

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    • UnKnowable

      Done!

      I’m not a mariguana advocate, but it’s probably not as bad for you as opioids. I’ll keep in my prayers, but tonight may have been an anomalie. I’m not sure what the laws are where you live, but in most places medical use is legally tolerated, at the very least. A lot of people with chronic pain issues use it, but like anything else, the first time may produce a stronger reaction than usual.

      There is no issue upon which I find myself more divided than medical marijuana. I have zero tolerance for its recreational use, but I have to concede that it seems to benefit chronic pain patients and persons on chemotherapy.

      The Bible teaches sobriety and for good reason, but pain mitigation is a tough one. One thing I am convinced of is that the motive for using any medication is very important. People have taken very strong pain meds without becoming addicted if they’re actually taking it for pain.

      I’ll keep praying, but don’t get too downhearted. If it helps him and he doesn’t overindulge that chances are that it will do no harm, because he is treating real pain.

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      • leeduigon

        Unknowable, back in the 70s and 80s, every last one of my friends became a heavy consumer of marijuana. Mostly it made them act like pompous jerks. Happily, it seems to have done them no lasting harm. But drug use was one of the things that moved me to part company with them. I never felt any temptation to join them in that pastime.

        But, Erlene, it may well be that you have less to fear from this than you might think. Everybody’s different–but you wouldn’t believe the amount of marijuana my friends inhalted–and for them it had no medical significance whatsoever.

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        • UnKnowable

          Like I said, I’m no advocate of it and certainly not in favor of its recreational use. I don’t think it cure disease, as some of its advocates claim, but after speaking to a cancer patient of my acquaintance, I have to concede that it may have some value with pain management and controlling certain types of seizures.

          I’ve met plenty of people that used it recreationally and the effect I usually saw was that it took away initiative, although I wouldn’t be surprised if it contributes to the self-centered attitude so common in our day.

          That having been said, as I understand it, there are marijuana based drugs that are non-psychoactive. Such a thing as possible. Some of the cocaine derivatives used by dentists numb pain but don’t have any psychological effect. Depending upon local laws, it may be possible to obtain the analgesic effects desired without smoking and without the psychological effects.

          I’m not an advocate for it, but compared to opium based drugs, marijuana may be the lesser of two evils.

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