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Old 01-24-2021, 02:01 PM   #1
Ria P
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Default Good bye wee Gordon

Wee Gordon has gone to the rainbow bridge via his tunnel.

I don't know Gordon's exact age but he was at least two years old. He had gone blind a little while ago so everything in his tank had been on one level since but he still managed to hamster wobble about. The last couple of weeks Gordon had started to look really old and dottery but he still enjoyed life and ate his food.
Last night he was sitting on top of his house roof munching on mealworms and dried herbs but stepped off his roof and fell about an inch onto the deep substrate onto his back with all four paws up in the air wriggling like mad. He turned over and run to his tunnel then dived down at a remarkable speed.

I think he died there last night because i didn't see him again and found him tonight at the bottom of his tunnel curled up and dead.
It was almost like falling off his roof was the last straw for him, he decided that he had enough and run down his tunnel to the rainbow bridge.

We'll miss you Gordon but you had a good life and a peaceful end which is a lot to be greatful for.

Give our love to Henry and Percy when you meet up with your old mates again.
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Old 01-24-2021, 02:14 PM   #2
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Aww Ria, I am so sorry to hear this, I think you thought he was coming to the end recently didn't you? Doesn't make it any easier though. Know that you gave him an awesome home.
He was a cutie. Thank you for sharing him with us.
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:07 PM   #3
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So sorry to hear this. Play well little boy. Falling off the roof may have been the beginning of the end in that he started to fail.
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Old 01-24-2021, 10:42 PM   #4
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I’m sorry for your loss, Ria. Poor little guy, tumbling off his roof like that; that must really have startled him.
Play well and run free at the bridge, little one, and I hope you reconnect with your buddies!
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:07 AM   #5
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So sorry Ria, Gordon had a great life & it was just his time to go peacefully into his forever sleep, he couldn’t have wanted for more than the wonderful home he had, even when you know their time is near it’s always hard & I’m sure he’ll be missed.

Run free & play well at the bridge Gordon.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:24 AM   #6
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So sorry to hear this, Ria. It sounds as though he knew it was his time. I'm glad he didn't suffer, but just went peacefully. Thinking of you.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:03 AM   #7
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I'm so sorry to hear this. It sounds like he had a good, long life.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:44 AM   #8
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So sorry to hear this. Goodbye little Gordon. What a lovely life he had with you.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:54 AM   #9
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So very sorry to hear about little Gordon. He had a happy life in a loving home with you Ria.
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Old 01-25-2021, 03:35 PM   #10
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Thank you all for your kind words.

Gordon has joined Henry and Percy in the hamster cemetary.
I can hardly believe that three hamsters have left us already which reminds me of how short their lives are.
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