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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Rest Peacefully Boys



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Yesterday I found both Billy and Vimy gone. They passed quickly, and had been acting completely normal and healthy before. They were snuggled together, they passed in their sleep together. They seemed so healthy and happy, they were out playing just yesterday. There were no signs of illness, no change in behaviour, nothing. They would have been two months old today.
They were both such sweethearts, I was smitten with them ever since I met them. They were kissy, silly, and sweet. I wish I could have known them for longer and I wish I knew why they passed.

They were such wonderful hamsters and I am so thankful that my friend, Mika, brought them into my life.

Rest peacefully Vimy and Billy.


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8 comments:

  1. Aww, I'm sorry for your lost. I think they enjoyed their time with you :)

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  2. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this! RIP little hammies. I'm sure they had a good time with you. Was it the diabetes?

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  3. I so sorry about the boys. But I'm happy they got to spend their lives with you, they couldn't have been in better hands. :hug:

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  4. Thank you everyone.

    Tina: I only tested them once and they had no concerning results and never showed any signs of diabetes. What I initially thought was excessive drinking when they first came home turned out to be a broken water bottle issue that was quickly resolved. I have no idea how they passed I'm afraid.

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  5. RIP gorgeous hammies. At least they went together.

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  6. Oh dear...! :-'-((( My Kropeczka has gone last night and I haven't stop crying yet and now I find out about your boys... So sad, my dearest Holly, please, receive the words of comfort and love from the other owner in pain :-*** Such a loss...

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  7. Both at the same time? That is SUPER strange in my opinion.... R.I.P little buddies. I'm so sorry for you. :(

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  8. Thank you all for your kind words.

    Aimee: I agree, it is very strange that both passed together at such a young age while seeming to be perfectly healthy. But I have yet to find an explanation for it, I've had my room checked for mold and nothing was every sprayed in or even near my room. It could have been the food I suppose, but I might never know.

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