Monday, August 29, 2005

Ode to Stripe the Hamster

Hubbie’s first staff member for the fall season has arrived.  I can’t believe summer is almost over.  We all went out to dinner to celebrate and watched a movie chez moi.  We watched the little hamsters run around in their balls as well.  So adorable.

Until... yesterday I went to their cage and noticed one hadn’t eaten at all (and he was the diabetic one, so he ate and drank a lot).  He didn’t come out of his cave all day.  I had hubbie check on him and he was stiff.  He looked as if he had died peacefully in his sleep.

We buried him this morning under an olive tree with his coconut shell (his cave) and had a little ceremony and everyone said a few words.  It was all very Brady Bunch.  But now we only have one hamster, which will make his life much happier, and hopefully he’ll live until he’s 3 (a hamster’s life expectancy) or older.

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