Muffin Ventured, Muffin Gained

The Hamster Gang could barely believe their luck. They had stumbled onto the mother lode, an empty building stocked to the rafters with delightful, delicious delicacies. Vats of milk and honey, barrels full of sugar, and sweet fresh berries of every kind. The greedy gluttons ate until they could barely move.

That’s when they heard the morning whistle, and saw an army of white-clad bakers file in through the door. “Humans!” yelled Bertie. “We’ve got to get out of here fast!” Still heavy with food, the gang hobbled to the hole in the wall as quickly as they could.

“That was too close!” panted Dibby when they were safely outside. “Better take a head count — Bertie, you’re here. Effie? Check. Mimsy, Dickie, Betty? There you are. Hammy?

“Hammy?”

(How did I wake up at Denny’s?)

Hammy comes with eggs now, Sharon H.

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13 thoughts on “Muffin Ventured, Muffin Gained

  1. allein 🐾 March 15, 2017 / 10:05 am

    I…was not expecting that.

    • DebG March 15, 2017 / 10:24 am

      Nor was I, but LOVED it.

    • Duckie 🐥 March 15, 2017 / 12:17 pm

      Allein, I was expecting several VERY fat hamsters.
      Mike, how did they get back through the hole?

    • Ricky's Mom March 15, 2017 / 1:48 pm

      Who *could* expect that? Not I. But it’s another NTMTOM classic! (And that is *not* unexpected.)

  2. Dubravkamcvmd March 15, 2017 / 10:36 am

    Hilarious!

  3. N. Fritz March 15, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Darnit NTMTOM, now I have a craving for Moons Over My Hammy! I’m thinking breakfast for dinner tonight!

  4. fkaWaldenPond March 15, 2017 / 11:17 am

    Mmmmmm, beady blueberry eyes.

  5. Faye March 15, 2017 / 11:36 am

    I’m actually laughing out loud. Genius, NTMTOM!

    I don’t think I could eat that! But I’m getting a second cup of coffee. Just came in from chopping chunks of ice off my car!

  6. Luv Bunny March 15, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I wasn’t expecting this ending, either. I prefer good/happy endings, but it is only a muffin (I remind myself) that looks like a hammie and another NTMTOM classic.

  7. Brouhaha March 15, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Let that be a lesson to you kids! Greed will turn you into a muffin!

    As a side note: Is that a Blackberry on the table? hehehe

  8. Haha March 15, 2017 / 3:49 pm

    “Singing”
    Do you know the muffin mouse
    The muffin mouse
    The muffin mouse
    Do you know the muffin mouse
    That lives outside the hole
    “Off singing”
    Ah-hem.

  9. Murray C. March 15, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Mike, I can just see you at your computer giggling maniacally when you come up with something like this. Words cannot express how funny I find this.

  10. Flowerfanatic March 15, 2017 / 5:11 pm

    I won’t look at another blueberry muffin the same way EVER again!! I have to remember to angle the muffin tin next time I make them and HOPE for a hammy muffin. Tom’s inspiration is how he SEES something no one else sees the same way and GOES for it!! Never a failure. 🙂

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