By the way, lest anyone should take my remarks above as being pejorative toward lesbians, that was not my intention. It's just that the concept of flattop as a lesbian makes me queasy. The very notion is unnatural in the extreme, and it is an insult to all lesbians everywhere.
As for the hamster, I suspect that it did not emerge from the box while flattop was in the room, because it had correctly ascertained that he is a troublemaker, and it decided not to give him the satisfaction. Animals are extremely alert about this sort of thing. I have seen dogs cross the street to avoid a close encounter with flattop. (Hee! Hee!)