R.I.P. Little friend....

  1. I lost my hamster three days ago, and I really miss her. She was rejected by my dtr, after her litter, and I couldn't face the thought that she would be stuck in a cage with boys and become a baby machine, b/c Lord knows, I know how kids can wear you out!!

    We first got her almost 3 years ago. She was an ugly, super stinky, nasty little girl with green diarrhea! LOL! But, eventually we stopped the runs, cleaned her regularly w those little hamster cleaning towelettes, and got her to at least stop biting, even if she never came willingly to my hand like her husband did.

    And she always stank! Man, she could stink up the house if we let the cage go a day too long!

    But she grew big and fuzzy and fat! When my dtr wanted to send her back to the pet store, I decided to keep her and let her live out her days spoiled rotten. Every night, I had trained her to come to the cage when I called her, "Brad, whooshy whooshy whooshy (my hubby came up w that, it just stuck. She was named Brad b/c she was in a cage labeled "Boys" at the pet store when hubby first got her for Kris, that's how she was named Brad.) Anyway, she would come when I called and I always had almonds b/c I doscovered she liked them, and her favorite yogurt bluberry dips, and banana chips. Even the dog was fascinated w Brad.

    She was a good girl, and she died in her sleep, peacefully.

    Goodbye Brad. I miss your squeaky wheel and sweet little greetings.
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  3. by   shay
    Waaaaa!!! Poor little baby!!
  4. by   NRSKarenRN
    Sorry for your loss.

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  5. by   dianah
    Even the littlest ones claim a big part of one's heart. So sorry for your loss. -- D
  6. by   casperbjs
    Sorry to hear about Brad! Hamsters are good pets. Even if adults have to take care of them. My son had one that died in it's sleep, and I had one when I was a kid that had to be put to sleep because of a cancerous growth.
  7. by   live4today
    Awwwwww hoolihan :kiss So sorry to hear about little Brad! May he rest in "hamster heaven" now. I've always wanted a hamster....still might get one one of these days...hubby's against the idea, but men don't tell me what to do anymore. :chuckle
  8. by   Sleepyeyes
    AWWWWWwwww!!! poor lil thing!!

    Hamsters are soooo cute, aren't they???

    I remember once when one of the kids brought home a hamster for the weekend from her science class....
    I had a blast letting the lil critter explore my furry bathrobe--I think she was in LOVE!!! Just ran all over in the fur; I think she thought it was a Giant Hamster or something

    A couple weeks later, she had babies....
  9. by   live4today
    Uhhh...Sleepyeyes....are you trying to tell us that your bathrobe was fertile? (just teasing with you) A very fertile bathrobe indeed! :chuckle Then the hamster gives birth.....and when asked "Who is the daddy of your little hamsters, Mrs. Hamster?"

    Mrs. Hamster politely replies, "A fertile bathrobe is the father of my babies!"

    Nighty night ya'll! :kiss
  10. by   rebelwaclause
    Sorry Hoolahan, as a pet owner, I know they become our best friends. {{{{{{Hugs}}}}}} to you in the loss of your pet....
  11. by   hoolahan
    Thanks guys. Hamsters really are good little pets. Just watch the Russian hamsters, they are not very sociable. Teddy bear hamsters are my favorite.

    We are down to one fish, one hamster, and one dog.
  12. by   NurseDennie
    ((((( hoolahan )))))

    I'm sorry your little buddy died. I know how much it hurts when our fur friends dies. *sigh*


  13. by   Cathy Wilson, RN
    Awwww, Hoolihan! Sorry about your little buddy!
  14. by   duckie
    I also am very sorry at your loss. Hamsters can be quite fun and you do become very attached to them. I had one many years ago that got out of her two story, filled with toys and tunnels house. She was so little, just managed to squeeze through the cracks, anyhow I thought I had lost her. I was worried she'd get out and get eaten by something bigger than her. My daughter, who was very little at the time, and I were sitting at the kitchen table and here Buffy comes, just as pretty as you please from behind the stove. I picked up all two ounces of her and gave her a firm talkin' to, after I hugged her a few dozen times. She would sit on my shoulder and lick my face. I was very upset when we lost her, because they are fun and so tiny, you cannot help but want to protect them. I hope you get another one someday, it won't replace but you can have new memories.(((HUGS)))