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Old 11-12-2016, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Rest well my loveliest

It's with great sorrow that I had Kiki put to sleep yesterday. The poor thing went down after her 4th tooth abscess, but with bravery and courage.

Even on her last day, she was strong and did her best to stay happy. Unfortunately, 2 days after having a tooth abscess the size of a big pea removed, a new one just as big had appeared to take its place. It bothered her a lot and she couldn't stop touching it. She also had trouble eating and started to lose her strength. She was very wobbly and had trouble keeping her balance. I couldn't get myself to pull her through the weekend and hope the vet would tell me it would be okay. It grew so fast and the vet had already done what could be done. So I decided it was her time to have peace.

The vet I went to, to give her peace also agreed there wasn't anything to do, but of course I can't stop thinking 'what if'. What if the more experienced vet at that clinic could help?

I just have so much trouble understanding why something so mild and innocent had to go through so much pain. Why couldn't she just enjoy her already short life and grow old? Even on her last days, despite being exhausted by the abscess, she still had so much energy to spare. You really couldn't tell that she would turn 2 in april.

If I could talk to you once more Kiki, I would thank you for everything you have taught me. You weren't only my first hamster, but the first tiny friend that I had to take care of all by myself. You gave me courage to do things when I needed it and calmed me down when the anxiety wouldn't leave me alone.
I know I made mistakes with you, but I did everything I could to give you the best life possible. Seeing your happy face would brighten any day and listening to you at night would help me sleep.
Kiki, you were and always will be my princess. Sebas' too. He misses his little lovely lady so much. He keeps telling me. Keeps telling me about how he misses the tiny monster.
Thank you for everything Kiks. You were the best hammy ever and you won't ever understand how much I will always love you. I'm so sorry I couldn't do more for you.
Good luck on your journey.

From her first day to her last




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Old 11-12-2016, 05:09 PM   #2
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Awww what a cutie she was Penguin. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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Old 11-12-2016, 05:16 PM   #3
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What a beautiful hammy!

I'm so sorry you had to lose her. Remember you did as much for her as possible, and what you did was the last act of kindness to an animal who is suffering.

She was very lucky to end up with you as an owner, and you were blessed to be her owner.

Losing a pet is hard, especially when they burrow themselves (quite literally with hamsters) into your heart.
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Old 11-12-2016, 07:55 PM   #4
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Sorry for your loss of Kiki
You had her best interest in mind
It's not fun seeing your pet suffer
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Old 11-12-2016, 11:38 PM   #5
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I'm so very sorry Penguin to hear such sad news.
Kiki was a lovely girl & a very special ham for you, she was such a little trooper & fought so hard to stay with you & enjoy the life you gave her.
There are always "What if's" but try not to dwell on that, you gave her the best care & I doubt very much any more could have been done for her.
You did the kindest thing for her in the end & I know how hard & sad that is but take comfort knowing she's at peace & not suffering now.

Run free & play well at the bridge Kiki.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:46 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your kind words

She really quite literally burrowed herself in my heart. I know deep down it was the right choice and the kindest thing I could do for her. But I think it's like I don't want to know? I just really wanted her to pull through.

I really want to thank everyone on HC for teaching me about these small critters. And thank you for guiding me back on the right path whenever I was about to, or did take a turn.
To begin with, I would've never guessed just have much personality each and every one of them had. And quite frankly I wouldn't have expected myself to run to the hamster-cage whenever I heard the hamster move, even 1 year after haha. 1 year, and every single day I have been as excited to see my fluff as the very first day I had her (:

One thing is for sure. Once a hamster has stolen your heart you won't ever get it back. And I have trouble sleeping now that there's no hamster wheel going!

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Old 11-13-2016, 03:29 AM   #7
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Awww rip Kiki.

That bit about you having trouble when there's no hamster wheel going ... I can totally understand that.

You obviously loved her very very much. She was a lucky girl.
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Old 11-13-2016, 01:23 PM   #8
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It's terrible flowerfairy! She didnt run for the past few days either and since she stopped I have been waking up every other hour!
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Old 11-17-2016, 05:12 AM   #9
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Penguin. I'm so sorry to hear about Kiki. Beautiful memorial of your very beautiful girl. Sending you big hugs.
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Old 11-17-2016, 06:46 AM   #10
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So sorry xxx What an adorable little hammy she was. She is playing free now without pain, over the rainbow bridge.
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