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Old 05-23-2021, 03:04 PM   #1
Ria P
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Default Farewell sweet Edwina

Our sweet little Edwina died in my hands tonight.

Edwina has been ill for a few months, probably lymphoma and the vet advised to let her live out her life.
A couple of times i thought that Edwina was heading for the exit to the rainbow bridge but she always picked up again when i adjusted her medication. Only a couple of days ago Edwina was free roaming around the room and earlier today she lapped up her medication and sat on her green ledge washing.

Then tonight she sat on her house and her breathing was laboured and her eyes looked dull. I knew then and took her out, wrapped her in a flannel and held her in my hands, talking to her softly, stroking her and crying because the end was near. She looked up, took two deep gasps, curled up and stopped breathing.

Edwina is resting in her home overnight and she looks so peaceful. We'll bury her tomorrow in the hamster cemetery in the garden.

Her life was happy but she was too young to die.
Edwina was only 18 months old.
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Old 05-23-2021, 04:30 PM   #2
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Ah RiaP I am SO very sorry to hear of sweet little Edwina's passing. She was such a lovely little ham, one of the most beautiful I've seen, I remember when you first got her, those beautiful big ears.

I think I commented that her and my Baldrick would have had such lovely little ones.

I know exactly how you are feeling right now having just lost Baldrick at only 17 months old. It is so unfair that these wonderful, loving little creatures have such short lifespans.

You are not alone in your sadness.

Rest In Peace sweet little Edwina.
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Old 05-23-2021, 05:22 PM   #3
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Ria, I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs. x
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Old 05-24-2021, 12:22 AM   #4
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So sorry to learn about Edwina.

Sweetest of sleep, little one. x
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Old 05-24-2021, 02:11 AM   #5
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I am so sorry about Edwina. She had a happy life with you with much care and love. It is so sad she didn't live longer. She will be playing free over the rainbow bridge, free from the nasty Lymphoma. But you must miss her very much - they leave such a gap. x
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:11 AM   #6
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I am sorry to hear about Edwina. She was a beautiful hamster.
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Old 05-24-2021, 07:29 AM   #7
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Very sorry to hear of Edwina’s passing to the rainbow bridge. Peaceful and with you is a dignified way to go.
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Old 05-24-2021, 08:57 AM   #8
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Sorry to hear about Edwina, at least she was with you when she passed cradled by the one that loved her most of all.
Run free little one there is good company over the bridge .
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Old 05-24-2021, 01:34 PM   #9
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Default Re: Farewell sweet Edwina

Thank you all for your kind and comforting words.

Now and again we meet a hamster we have this special bond with and Edwina was one of those hamsters.

She was gentle and loving and very nosey.
The House of Hamsters feels empty without her.
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Old 05-25-2021, 02:49 AM   #10
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Oh Ria I'm so sorry!
Run free Edwina
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