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Old 11-09-2022, 02:05 AM   #1
RalphsNan
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Default Sleep tight Ralph

Our lovely gorgeous Ralph passed away in the early hours of Sunday 30th October. He was 2 years and 1 month old. We had little signs like he always turned around when someone stroked him (to see if there was a snack involved!) but he didnt that day, we left him alone and he wasn't eating much. That night my daughter and her boyfriend were out with friends and not due back until at least 3am, but the nightclub was too crowded so they came home early and were able to see Ralph before he passed away. They went to bed about 1.45am but I stayed up, I knew he needed me to stay downstairs. I kept a close eye on him and ten minutes later he died.

It happened quite suddenly and very quickly, he gasped for breath with his mouth wide open, I stroked him softly and said to him 'We love you very much, we are so lucky to have had you and you can let go now' and all of sudden he stopped gasping (this gasping took about 10 seconds) looked up at me and then there was nothing, I didnt even have time to call my daughter downstairs.

He had a huge personality for the smallest thing, he ruled this house and if he wanted something you knew it, whether it was to go zooming around in his ball, or have a cuddle out of the cage, attention or food!! We absolutely adored him and are quite broken hearted now - I still keep looking over to where his cage was expecting to see him looking toward where I sit to say as if to say 'Come on Nan I need something'. Thank you for 2 years and 1 month we miss you Ralph.
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Old 11-09-2022, 02:37 AM   #2
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I am so sorry. You must miss him very much. Play well over the rainbow bridge Ralph.
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Old 11-09-2022, 06:01 AM   #3
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I am so sorry to hear you lost precious Ralph. I think it is lovely you were with him for his final moments. You were able to comfort him and let him go. I could always tell by your posts how much you loved Ralph. I really am sorry.
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Old 11-09-2022, 10:52 AM   #4
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I am so sorry. You must miss him very much. Play well over the rainbow bridge Ralph.
Thank you so much yes we do
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Old 11-09-2022, 10:57 AM   #5
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I am so sorry to hear you lost precious Ralph. I think it is lovely you were with him for his final moments. You were able to comfort him and let him go. I could always tell by your posts how much you loved Ralph. I really am sorry.
Thank you so much for your lovely reply - it touched my heart - yes absolutely adored him, I used to come downstairs in the morning and he would wake up, come out of his nest and peer at me as I walked by the cage and then go back to sleep, it was his 'morning!' He was the sweetest, funniest, most attention seeking hamster I have ever known. I could be sat watching tv and I could see out of the corner of my eye this head bobbing up and down in his cage trying to get my attention.
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Old 11-09-2022, 11:52 AM   #6
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Thank you so much for your lovely reply - it touched my heart - yes absolutely adored him, I used to come downstairs in the morning and he would wake up, come out of his nest and peer at me as I walked by the cage and then go back to sleep, it was his 'morning!' He was the sweetest, funniest, most attention seeking hamster I have ever known. I could be sat watching tv and I could see out of the corner of my eye this head bobbing up and down in his cage trying to get my attention.
That is so sweet. It shows what a beautiful bond you had.

You joined a hamster forum for advice on your daughters hamster. That was such a caring thing to do. It was clear to see how much you adored Ralph.
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Old 11-14-2022, 12:22 PM   #7
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I am so sorry for your loss.
To be there with him in his final moments must have been a great comfort to Ralph. He felt your love all his life, right to the peaceful end.
Play well at the bridge Ralph.
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Old 11-15-2022, 04:01 AM   #8
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I'm so sorry for your loss.
Run free at the bridge Ralph
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Old 11-15-2022, 07:00 AM   #9
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I am very sorry for your loss.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:30 PM   #10
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So sorry for your loss. Ralph sounds a wonderful hamster and was clearly very loved, leaving you with lots of memories to cherish. Play well at the bridge Ralph x
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