Introducing my dear hamster, Lucy 2.0
Date of birth: May 4th, 2005
see also:Lucy's Best pictures page
(that's more frequently updated)
Tuesday, October 26, 2005 - day 131 - current treadmill total: 296,477.69 meters! (18:00)
Lucy's 300 Km mark is less than 4 Km away!
It will take Lucy only 3,522.31 meters to reach her 300 Km milestone!
"Yeah Yeah, I know, only 4 more to go!" - Lucy
Monday, October 25, 2005 - day 130 - current treadmill total: 295,336.19 meters! (18:10)
Lucy spends 10% of her time in her treadmill
Today, day 130, Lucy ran in her treadmill for a total time of 13 days and 4 minutes and 49 seconds!
( (13 * 24 * 60 + 4 * 60 + 49) / (130 * 24 * 60 ) ) * 100 % =
( ( 19009 / 187200 ) * 100 % =
10.02 % of her time
One of Lucy's moments (a moment of 90% of her non treadmill time...)
Wednesday, October 5, 2005 - day 111 - current treadmill total: 276,815.91 meters! (19:45)
Lucy's new speed record!
Lucy ran new speedrecord last night;
on day 110, between 0:18:02 and 0:24:43 CET (or GMT+2) , she ran a dazzling:
that's an impressive 66.3 cm/s (or 2.3868 km/h)
That's ( 66.3 - 41.3 = ) 25 cm/s faster than Lucy (1.0)
Tuesday, October 4, 2005 - day 110 - current treadmill total: 274,051.88 meters! (18:50)
Because of Pets-day, I made a special treat for Lucy today:
This is half a Walnut, 5 pine seeds and some fresh & homegrown parsley. I hope Lucy will like it!
She loved it, the especially the Walnut, her first one!
Thursday, September 29, 2005 - day 105 - current treadmill total: 264,777.97 meters! (17:30)
Lucy exploring the table
Yesterday Lucy had some fun exploring the table. It was really fun to watch Lucy trying to be as flat as possible when exploring it...
I love the reflection in the table, that's why I couldn't decide to publish it upsidedown or not.
Here Lucy's left pouch is visibly filled with treats.
Wednesday, September 7, 2005 - day 83 - current treadmill total: 213,390.41 meters! (18:30)
Lucy on the couch:
Lucy playing with her favorite toy on the couch: my shirt
Thursday, September 1, 2005 - day 77 - current treadmill total: 196,729.12 meters! (18:20)
" What's up? All that fuss about a supermarket hamster Pfffew! " - Lucy
Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - day 76 - current treadmill total: 194,333.97 meters! (18:15)
Servercrash again last night...
Yesterday when I came home, I spent some quality time with Lucy, but I sadly forgot to check if the server was still running...
This morning the system had shutdown it's display and was completely frozen. I've tried to restart it, but then another Overflow Error occured. Because Lucy 2.0 runs more than Lucy (107,390.50 meters), she is testing the HamsterTracker™-server to the max!
" Did I crash a computer AGAIN? " - Lucy
Saturday, August 27, 2005 - day 72 - current treadmill total: 186,160.81 meters! (11:00)
Gettting near the 200 km milestone!
Lucy is only 200,000.00 - 186,160.81 = 13,839.19 meters away from the next milestone.
Lucy runs approximately 2,500 meters every day, so next friday could be a BIG day for her!
Friday, August 26, 2005 - day 71 - current treadmill total: 184,397.50 meters! (18:20)
Make: is cool! I'm reading it here... - Lucy
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 - day 69 - current treadmill total: 179,648.12 meters! (17:20)
Lucy spends some time on the couch almost every day now! We really have fun, while doing this.
I just love exploring! - Lucy
Monday, August 22, 2005 - day 67 - current treadmill total: 177,046.28 meters! (17:20)
Lucy ran another speedrecord!
40 cm/s or 1.44 km/h
That's a whopping Mach 0.0011755
I can crash a computer! - Lucy
Monday, August 15, 2005 - day 60 - current treadmill total: 162,233.38 meters! (18:10)
Lucy spends more time on the couch
Lucy spends more and more time on the couch. When I give her an evening snack, she tries to climb in my hand. Then I take her to the couch and let her explore.
After about 10 minutes I put her back in her cage; sometimes Lucy is quite upset; because she wanted to stay on the couch. The last few days, Lucy starts grooming immediately after putting her back...
Thursday, August 11, 2005 - day 54 - current treadmill total: 151,134.94 meters! (17:30)
Lucy's long distance record
Yesterday, Lucy ran a staggering
5,390.56 meters !!! She did this in 5 hours 10 minutes and 29 seconds.
This is by far the furthest ever recorded by the HamsterTracker™ system in a single day. So I bought some flowers (Parsley) for Lucy today:
And she loves it!
Wednesday, August 3, 2005 - day 48 - current treadmill total: 123,271.28 meters! (18:40)
Lucy's other side
"Can I get out PLEASE ???" - Lucy
Then she started to get a bit more grim:
"I REALLY WANT OUT!" - Lucy
"I'll do it myself if you won't let me!" - Lucy
Needless to say, we had some quality time on the couch after this demonstration!
Tuesday, August 2, 2005 - day 47 - current treadmill total: 121,578.31 meters! (22:30)
Lucy's hamster acrobatics
Have a close look at this picture: Lucy is hanging on the top of her cage, using her right foot and left hand!
Monday, August 1, 2005 - day 46 - current treadmill total: 118,278.50 meters! (17:00)
Some more Lucy Pictures
Lucy is having some troubles with her BIG treat.
Here she is exploring the couch!
" There is a whole new world out there! ... " - Lucy
Tueday, July 23, 2005 - day 40 - current treadmill total: 103,028.43 meters! (16:00)
Lucy did it in 40 days: 100+ km!
At approximately 0:12 am, Lucy reached her first 100.000 meters milestone in her treadmill.
Monday, July 22, 2005 - day 39 - current treadmill total: 99,682.03 meters! (18:30)
Lucy almost ran her first 100 km!
Lucy only has 317.97 meters to go, for her first 100 km milestone!
" Who? Me? "
Friday, July 22, 2005 - day 36 - current treadmill total: 89,958.91 meters! (19:30)
Quality time on the couch
I had some quality time with my dear littl' Lucy on the couch. This was her second time. This time she didn't jump out of my hands while I moved her from her cage to the couch and vice versa. She also behaved well on the couch; she didn't try to jump off!
It was a bit funny to notice that Lucy was a bit cross with me, after putting her back in her cage! She didn't even want her favorite treat I always give her. After an hour she had calmed down, and she gladly took any treat I gave her.
" Can I come out to play? " - Lucy
Thursday, July 21, 2005 - day 35 - current treadmill total: 86,827.47 meters! (20:15)
Only 13,172.53 meters to go...
Will Lucy run the next 13,172.53 meters in 5.5048853264685232857477182307512 (= five and a half) days? Statistically she could!
Then she will have run her first 100 Km in a record time!!!
"I'm thinkin' 'bout it... 'cause I think treadmill runnin' is cool! " - Lucy
Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - day 34 - current treadmill total: 83,608.28 meters! (20:15)
Lucy is definitely not camera-shy!
I was wondering why I coudn't get Lucy focused in this picture. When I looked over the camera I saw that my dear little Lucy was sniffing the camera-lens.
Sunday, July 17, 2005 - day 31 - current treadmill total: 76,694.84 meters! (10:15)
Lucy 'waved' in the camera lens (actually she streched her right arm). [It also looks like the Treadmill Sensor is working as it should.]
"Hi to all my fans!" - Lucy
In the above picture, Lucy was a bit bothered by an itch on the back of her left leg.
Saturday, July 16, 2005 - day 30 - current treadmill total: 74,055.28 meters! (20:10)
Lucy's first month with me!
Lucy has moved in a month ago today!
Yesterday Lucy spent some time with me on the couch. She behaved extremely well. (Previous two attempts resulted in Lucy jumping... and smacking on the floor. Just to find out that all was ok with Lucy. I was really worried for a moment then.
But yesterday, she behaved herself and explored my couch and my sweater. Sorry for the bad picture on the right; I didn't have enough time to set the camera correctly...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 - day 28 - current treadmill total: 72,224.84 meters! (20:40)
Lucy is doing fine!
It has been pretty warm weather here lately but Lucy seems to cope well!
Thursday, July 13, 2005 - day 27 - current treadmill total: 70,065.34 meters! (20:00)
Lucy ate a small bit of cat food, and loved it!
I've done some studies on the subject and found that cat food is actually a good addition in a hamsters diet. So I gave her a little bit today, and Lucy loved it!
Thursday, July 7, 2005 - day 21 - current treadmill total: 57,740.81 meters! (14:10)
Lucy is climbing in her cage!
With my new digital camera I took this picture of Lucy having a climb in her cage. Although the lighting isn't too great in this picture, I still wanted to publish this one. (I've got a lot to learn on how to operate my new camera).
Wednesday, July 6, 2005 - day 20 - current treadmill total: 55,218.47 meters! (11:10)
It took Lucy only 19 days to run 50 Km!
Now that I've got a new camera, I'm taking as much pictures of Lucy as possible. (I am learning all the possibilities of the camera this way).
Saturday, July 2, 2005 - day 15 - current treadmill total: 45,198.97 meters! (21:04)
Another fotoshoot with Lucy. She is becomming quite tame (remarkable after only two weeks), but she still doesn't trust me 100%. I am bribing her with treats...
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - day 13 - current treadmill total: 36,521.84 meters! (20:54)
All systems (and Lucy) running again
Looks like the HamsterTracker™ server ran beautifully last night.
I just had another foto shoot with my littl' Lucy. The picture below is the favorite of the day. Looks like Lucy isn't camera shy at all! Lucky us!
Sunday, June 26, 2005 - day 10 - current treadmill total: 30,384.22 meters! (10:44)
Lucy has found her own way to cool down
Because these last five days we experienced a heat wave, the living quarters of Lucy was approx. 30 degrees celcius. Lucy reacted on this by drinking more water, and moving her sleeping quarters 'downstairs' in her cage. I've moved the webcam so you can watch her sleep... Today it's a lot cooler (25 degrees celcius), so that would be a welcome change for Lucy.
June 21, 2005 - day 5 - current treadmill total: 15,650.81 meters! (19:02)
Picture of Lucy's current cage
June 20, 2005 - day 4 - current treadmill total: 11,698.12 meters! (22:19)
She eats out of my hand!
Lucy is running around in her treadmill like no tomorrow! Whow she does some serious workouts!
I am not allowed to pet my little friend (just yet) although she accepted about 10 small treats from me these last couple of days. (pineseeds, sunflower seeds, a bit of fruity-drops).
June 19, 2005 - day 3 - current treadmill total: 9,111.25 meters! (22:39)
My cute littl' lucy!
Lucy is on track of running a 100 km within 30 days from now! (My previous hamster took 80 days to achieve the same result!
Lucy is being very friendly with me; I gave her a treat 5 times, holding it in front of her face, and she gently took it!
June 16, 2005 - day 1 - current treadmill total: 3,157.34 meters! (17:39)
Looks like Lucy is a runner!
3,157.34 meters (3,1 Km or (almost) 2 miles!) on her first day/night! She is either blowing off steam; two days ago she moved from her mother to the pet shop; yesterday after a half hour drive she got her new cage. I Guess that can be a bit harsh on a baby (44 days old) hamster.
Yesterday it was fun to watch Lucy exploring her new cage. Everything needed examination, climbing on, falling off etc. At one time (when I looked) I saw Lucy hanging (with one paw) on the top of her cage... It didn't take long before she fell :-( after which she got up in an instant to do it all over again!
In the picture on the right: Lucy is enjoying her first pineseed.
June 16, 2005 - day 0
My first day with my new hamster Lucy!
I bought my new hamster in Den Bosch today.
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