I just had a flash-flood of memories with the news that Paul Sutherland, the voice and creator behind Hammy Hamster, passed away earlier this month.
I watched that show religiously as a kid. (It was probably all for the best that I never did the math comparing the lifespans of a hamster and guinea pig to the number of years the show had been running.) An entire generation of Canadian kids probably ended up with a soft spot in their hearts for the whole rodent world thanks to Hammy, G.P. and crew.
The whole thing was shot for, well, hamster feed. Some folks remember it and cringe.
But it was innocent and affecting, and I’ll always remember it fondly — especially the way each episode ended with “But that’s another story,” promising more adventures to follow. Thanks, Mr. Sutherland.