Saturday, March 14, 2009

Farewell Little Friend

Moonshine the hamster will very large testicles had to be put to sleep on Wednesday. He had been going down hill for a while and on Tuesday night was so swollen around his tummy that he could not get through the tubes that linked the various parts of his cage. He was distressed and so we agreed to take him to the vet to see if anything could be done. He was over two years old and it seems he had some tumours in his stomach. The vet told us the best thing for Moonshine was to put him to sleep and this she did. Mrs BW bought a rose called Moonlight and he is buried in the garden. The rose is white and very scented.

So farewell little friend. We will miss you as you kept both Mrs BW and I company during our occasional late night stints in front of the computer, entertaining us with your antics on your wheel and coming up to the bars of the cage to have a look at what we were up to, or running around the desk or trying to hide down the side of the sofa.

Now his cages sit on the side table clean, empty and silent.


fiwa said...

Aw, poor Munch, I'm sorry his hamster died. They don't usually live more than a year, so you guys must have been good to him.

The Birdwatcher said...

FIwa - yes he did well and was pretty well looked after. Felt very guilty about taking him to the vets but he was starting to suffer so it was the best thing to do. The Munch seems okay. He has Lilly and wants another hamster. I think Mrs BW was hardest hit.

No Good Boyo said...

He touched us all with his little black eyes and enormous knackers.

Richard said...

I can safely say that 25 years after Tim rolled his ball across the floor for the last time, I am over his passing.