The misadventures of Hammey and the Sticky Trap. Grandma was babysitting one fine sunny day and Hammey was out adventuring with his two little boys when he scurried behind the couch to play some hide and seek. Suddenly he felt like his tiny paws were trapped in glue...and then his fur got caught...and his chin all the way down to his tail...OMG it was a Hamster Nightmare!! He was stuck flat to one of those nasty sticky traps meant to catch his Mouse cousins when they came visiting. Horrible things. Hammey was going through all his survivalist techniques in his head and to his dismay realized he'd forgotten to pack his cheeks with seeds this morning. Oh no! He was going to starve here unless somebody found him. Thank God grandma checked his cage and realized he wasn't there and she went looking for him only to find him stuck completely to the dreaded sticky trap. Nobody even knew it was there! She gently peeled him off and rushed him to the vet. Hammey had several olive oil soaks and Dawn dish soap baths...he is NOT a fan of bathing or oiling he discovered! But he never bit anybody through all this he was such a good boy❤️❤️. He was discharged home from the hospital with just one superficial abrasion on his paw and he will be monitored for diarrhea since he did ingest some adhesive from trying to free himself. Hammey wants to please remind people that sticky traps are extremely inhumane methods to kill rodents ... he in fact thinks all rodents should be live trapped and relocated ... but that's a hamster thing❤️❤️❤️. Please don't use sticky traps.
Dr. Karen Allen has a small veterinary practice on her farm in rural Alberta. She cares for companion animals and farm pets, plus two growing children and her own menagerie of misfits from Sully the bed pooper to Ruby the naughty red pony who was sent home from the trainer's with an "F" on her report card! Karen's passion for veterinary medicine only barely eclipses her passion for surfing...which she took up at age 39 when she probably should have been looking at one piece bathing suits and cruises! And yes, her husband is a saint :)