Friday, 30 April 2010

Farewell, little fella

Dear blog friends,

I have some sad news to share with you. Today, quite suddenly and unexpectedly, The Hamster died. He'd seemed completely fine yesterday, full of character, eating as normal, trying to escape as normal, but this afternoon I found a sad little heap in the corner of his cage.

Farewell, little Smoky. We'll miss you, and we'll always remember what a fun character and bundle of cuteness you were. RIP xx

21 comments:

Cheri said...

So sorry Mel. Hope the kiddos are taking it okay.

Ruth said...

Oh, how sad. Hope The Children are ok? And who will do your next "pick-the-winner"? He'll be a tough act to follow.

Anesha said...

Really sorry, must have been such a shock. Hugs Anesha

Nadine said...

I'm sorry mel.

as a fellow hamster as a pet owner,
(and a big hamster lover) I am
very sorry.

was it old?

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh, so sad. He was also the best ever picker of random winners. We'll miss him and hugs to the children, too.
Rinda

debs14 said...

He was such a clever little soul and brought many a smile to your blog friends with his antics when choosing winners.
This is the tough bit about having pets and I bet you are feeling almost as sad as the children. Hamsters are such cheeky, comical little creatures, he will be missed. Big hugs x

Gez said...

awe, I am so very sorry to read of your sad news. What a shock for you all.
We've kept hamsters & gerbils & fish & it's always sad to loose one. Sending you all BIG ((hugs)) Gez.xx

mise said...

I'm sorry to hear that. My daughter calls her frozen peas 'little fella' so the news is worse than I initially thought. I hope The Children are bearing up.

Enjoy the Ride said...

Oh, no! That's so sad! My heart goes out to you all.

Rachel B said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear that Mel. *Sending lots of love your way* x

Clair said...

So sad to hear the new about The Hamster. I promise there will be hugs (and cakes) available tomorrow - as well as a shoulder to sniffle on x

Amy said...

Oh no :-(
Our condolences from the family who struggle to keep small animals alive - read stick insects and fish.
We will miss his unique ability to select random winners for blog drawings.

Denise said...

Awww sad post,especially as it wasn't expected,bless him,so sorry and hugs to you all xx

JO SOWERBY said...

oh no........that is so sad and must have been a terrible shock to find him like that. i'm sure he is in hamster heaven playing in his hamster ball. shame he can no longer be the random picker but maybe he deserves a rest from all the hard work
Jo xxx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

You have my sympathies! He was a great winner picker!

sharyncarlson said...

Oh no! I'm very sorry Mel! I hope the kiddos are doing okay.

Jennifer Rose said...

aww :( poor little hamster

Sian said...

Aw, sorry to hear this :( Hope the kids are doing alright with the news

Rhona said...

Always so sad when you lose a pet, hope The Children are coping okay. It must have come as a bit of a shock if he hadn't been showing signs of slowing down.
Will you be getting another pet?

Cathy {Tinniegirl} said...

That is very sad news. He looks like a very cute little fella. Sending hugs.

Liberty :) said...

so sorry to hear this. he is probably the best known animal in scrappers blog-land :(