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Char
07-31-2014, 11:22 AM
I remember it well, 22/12/12 was the day I fell in love with Daisy. As soon as the cage was opened she was straight out, full of life, really inquisitive and oh so friendly.

I decided there and then she was going to be part of my life, so I picked up a cage, food and all the bits required and told them I would take her. It was then that my hopes were dashed. The pet shop told me that they have a policy that no pets could leave the store until after Boxing Day. Although I was desperate to take my little baby home I totally understood (and actually applauded) their responsible attitude. She was all I could think about for the next 5 days, including Christmas Day.

On 27/12/12 I woke my boyfriend up early and by 9.30am we were back at the pet shop. We collected Daisy and brought her home. Obviously her cage had been ready for days and now the empty lifeless cage that had pride of place in our lounge was home to my new baby and I felt like I could burst.

After a few weeks she became so friendly, whenever we had tea she was out of her house to see what we were eating. She quickly became part of the family and even my boyfriend who had never had hamsters before fell totally in love with her.

She had a couple of different cages before I took the advice of other HC members and got her an Alaska. She also had a 12 inch silent spinner and a large rat sized ball that she loved running in (but always pooed in lol)

She enjoyed coming out for cuddles, became very tame and so friendly. She would take monkey nuts from my hand and loved broccoli and carrot too. She could also strip a whole millet in a matter of minutes.

A couple of months ago she seemed to slow down so we took her to the vets for a check over, he said there was nothing wrong which was great news. We just put it down to old age. She was less and less active over the last few weeks and I knew in my heart of hearts that she would soon be off to the Rainbow Bridge.

I made sure she was comfortable in her last few days and was grateful for the time to prepare emotionally, as well as organising a flower pot to put her to rest in and the decorations for it.

My little Daisy, passed away at 8.45pm on Tueday 29/7/14. She was in her house, in the lounge with me and my boyfriend and gave us a squeak to say goodbye. She was a little cutie right to the end.

It's taken me nearly 2 days to pluck up the courage to write this. I've now cleaned her cage out and have a memory box with her toys and bits and pieces in it. She will always have a very special place in my heart as she is the one that got me back into hamsters after more than 10 years. She's really started something, my boyfriend loves them too and we now have 5, I mean 4...

Play well at the rainbow bridge baby girl xxx


First ever photo of Daisy
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/Char0707/0D0C18C3-7610-44EA-950E-1CED1A35F091-3147-00000136013571BD_zps50c69870.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/Char0707/media/0D0C18C3-7610-44EA-950E-1CED1A35F091-3147-00000136013571BD_zps50c69870.jpg.html)

My favorite photo of Daisy
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/Char0707/79840323-e67e-4d9f-bc5a-557473ffbdc0_zps7981e352.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/Char0707/media/79840323-e67e-4d9f-bc5a-557473ffbdc0_zps7981e352.jpg.html)

Daisy RIP
http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/Char0707/57cfeee9-50ab-498f-963e-b4b918e423b0_zps07c72247.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/Char0707/media/57cfeee9-50ab-498f-963e-b4b918e423b0_zps07c72247.jpg.html)

icklemunch
07-31-2014, 11:38 AM
Beautiful memorial for a very beautiful little girl.

She will be missed! I never got to meet you Daisy but i sure knew all about you, especially how much your Mummy loved you.

Sleep tight Daisy xxxx

spyro87
07-31-2014, 12:05 PM
I'm sorry for your loss :(

What a lovely memorial for her, and what a lovely way to bury and remember her forever, the flowerpot is beautiful x

ANGELBABIES
07-31-2014, 12:27 PM
A love so pure is never lost. Little Daisy lived her life as she was meant to in your loving care. She will stay in your heart forever. Run free little one xx

Truffle
07-31-2014, 12:39 PM
I am so sorry that you have lost Daisy... she was a gorgeous little hamster who had a wonderful life. She was obviously a very special girl and her memorial was lovely.
Sleep tight little one x

Hekomi
07-31-2014, 12:52 PM
:( I'm so sorry for your loss. Daisy was a beautiful girl, and so very special.

JBH316
07-31-2014, 01:29 PM
Sleep tight little Daisy x

kyrilliondaemon
07-31-2014, 03:40 PM
I'm sorry for your loss :(

Josie
08-05-2014, 03:01 PM
Ride the wind Daisy, she was a gorgeous little Hamster, play well at the bridge beautiful little girl x

Clover 29 September 2013 - 02 July 2014 Always loved never forgotten

Syrian Hammy
08-06-2014, 10:38 AM
Oh Char I am so sorry to read about Daisy passing. From reading your thread I know you treasured Daisy greatly. I will miss hearing updates on this pretty little one. R.I.P Daisy!

fluffydd
08-07-2014, 04:09 AM
That is a lovely memorial. I'm so sorry Daisy left you. She was a gorgeous girl and will always have a special place in your heart xxx

Char
08-10-2014, 01:24 PM
Well I can't believe its nearly two weeks ago Daisy passed away. I miss her soooo much. She will always be my special little girl.

souffle
08-14-2014, 03:50 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful tribute to a much loved friend.
Play well at the bridge Daisy x

Bec
08-14-2014, 07:07 AM
So sorry I missed this thread. Beautiful memorial to a very special fluff.

Run free little Daisy x

DrKMcK
08-14-2014, 08:55 AM
I am so sorry you lost Daisy Char. What a sweet little face in that 2nd photo! No wonder it's your favorite. It is awful when they leave us, even when we know it's coming. :-( Play well at the bridge Daisy girl. You will be missed so much. :-(

Smara
08-18-2014, 02:46 PM
I'm so sorry for your loss. Such a lovely girl. She was loved and cared for and she sure had a good life at your side. I'm sure she has found her way to the rainbow bridge and feeling thankful for all the love and good times. Run free little Daisy

Char
11-16-2014, 11:00 AM
Thursday 6th November was Daisy's birthday. It was a very hard day lots of tears. I miss my little girl so much. She was my best friend. I put together a memory box for her. It was all in a cardboard box. Then I ordered a lovely wooden box for all her things. I just wanted to share this pic.

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/Char0707/Daisybox_zps43cb551b.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/Char0707/media/Daisybox_zps43cb551b.jpg.html)

http://i1340.photobucket.com/albums/o725/Char0707/20141106_143945_zps5dx74ep2.jpg (http://s1340.photobucket.com/user/Char0707/media/20141106_143945_zps5dx74ep2.jpg.html)

Smara
11-17-2014, 03:03 AM
Yeah I know what you mean and feel...for me time keeps passing and I realize more and more that I will never be fully ok after losing my first and only hamster. I mean sure life moves on with it's joys and sorrows, as it should be, but somewhere deep beneath I carry a great wound.
I love how you decided to remember Daisy and it's such a beautiful thing to do.
I'm sure she would be most pleased and perhaps sometimes you may imagine that you will open the box and she would be right in there to greet you.
Take care,
Smara.