Reader Contribution Du Jour: Edie’s Big Adventure!

November 24, 2009 by
Filed under: Manhattan, New York City 





Okay, this has nothing to do with north Brooklyn per se but when I saw these shots of Edie the strap-hanging hamster enjoying a ride on the 4 train I went into an extreme fit of cute overload. Wanting— no make that NEEDING— to know the story behind these I shot an email to Edie’s “person”, Victoria. Here’s the scoop:

I’m a photographer for the DA’s office and there is a women there who makes these models (trains, apts, buildings, etc) for court cases, as a visual aid for the jury. The train is perfectly hamster sized so I brought my super tame hamster into work yesterday for a little photo shoot. They came out better than expected. I’m really excited about them.

Well done, Victoria! I can only hope Edie will go on more adventures in the near future. Perhaps next time she can ride the G train or drive one of those new buses with fellow rodentia in tow?* In any case, you can see more of Edie and her introduction to the joy that is mass transit by clicking here. WARNING: by clicking the aforementioned you will view images that are mind-blowingly adorable!

Miss Heather

*Replete passengers sporting earbuds, i-Pods, and and i-Phones.


9 Comments on Reader Contribution Du Jour: Edie’s Big Adventure!

  1. al oof on Tue, 24th Nov 2009 4:43 pm
  2. nice! thanks for posting these. i am particularly fond of the staring out the window shot.

  3. missheather on Tue, 24th Nov 2009 4:48 pm
  4. Thank Victoria. She was the one who took ’em and consented to me posting them! I think Edie’s next photo shoot should be Edie the bus driver. I envision her manning the wheel of one of those brand new B61 buses teeming with furry commuters!

  5. rheingold on Wed, 25th Nov 2009 2:04 am
  6. Many props! Sweetest, happiest stuff I’ve seen in a long time! Thank you!

    P.S.–I’m assuming that Edie is a Yankees fan, as we’re riding the 4. Don Zimmer, longtime Yankees coach, was known as “The Gerbil” during his tenure with the Red Sox in the late 70s.

  7. missheather on Wed, 25th Nov 2009 2:30 am
  8. Don’t disrespect Edie, rheingold. She is a hamster and reportedly a Mets fan. She was merely going to Manhattan to do a little Thanksgiving shopping. 😉

  9. richardk on Wed, 25th Nov 2009 7:35 am
  10. How do you tell a hamster to quit holding the doors?

  11. bitchcakes on Sat, 28th Nov 2009 12:43 pm
  12. AAAAAAHHHHHHH! I’m in LOVE with this!!!!! I’m off to view that link!

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