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Old 06-07-2022, 01:47 AM   #41
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I am so so sorry to hear this that i'm a bit lost for words.

People here know how you feel just now when the grief is so raw and life without Pearl looks bleak. I know it's a clichè but time is a good healer. Pearl will always be with you, in your heart and in your thoughts.

You and Pearl were meant to be together and you certainly made the best of the time you had.

Please stay here and talk about how you feel. This forum has helped me so much when our first hamster passed and many after, one of them young.

I know it's way too early to even talk about this but you have so much love to give and there are so many little hamsters out there desperate for a home.

A rescue hamster moved into our first hamster's cage and Henry watches over him from a photo placed above, like a guardian angel with whiskers.

I looked at him just now and told him that a little hamster called Pearl has crossed the rainbow bridgeand that she's on her way to join all the others.

Play well at he the rainbow bridge little Pearl.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:55 PM   #42
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Thank you guys so much for all the support, and great advice as well. She was such a special girl, and will always have a place in my heart. If she does meet Henry in the big void, I bet they'll get along great.

Maybe if any dwarf hamsters in the area come up for adoption I can give it a try.
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Old 06-10-2022, 11:56 PM   #43
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It is really nice to see you post. I have been thinking of you and hoping you are okay.
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Old 06-11-2022, 03:01 AM   #44
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Maybe if any dwarf hamsters in the area come up for adoption I can give it a try.
I'm glad that you are not disheartened by Pearl's early departure.
I was when our rescue dwarf hybrid Clarissa died of cancer at only 10 months old. She was tiny but had this huge personality and lived her short life to the full.

I had promised myself never to take in a dwarf hybrid again because of their poor genetics and health issues that are so common.

And then rescue Romy arrived who is absolutely lovely.....
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Old 06-12-2022, 09:25 PM   #45
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I'm glad that you are not disheartened by Pearl's early departure.
I was when our rescue dwarf hybrid Clarissa died of cancer at only 10 months old. She was tiny but had this huge personality and lived her short life to the full.

I had promised myself never to take in a dwarf hybrid again because of their poor genetics and health issues that are so common.

And then rescue Romy arrived who is absolutely lovely.....
Wow, the grief is hitting hard today. I guess the bulk of it was just delayed, I'm feeling it a ton tonight. She was so special, I'm going through and saving all the videos + pictures I have of her in a big album.

This one of her looking for me in the morning a month ago just has me in tears. Right before I put in that platform you suggested under her sand bath. Our morning time was such a treat, a good night with all the love in the world from her.

I think I will try my hand at adopting one when I'm ready, with everything you guys have taught me + more things to play on. I never knew such a small little creature could be such a bundle of joy & love.

Where's my Buddy?
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Old 06-13-2022, 12:11 AM   #46
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Wow, the grief is hitting hard today. I guess the bulk of it was just delayed, I'm feeling it a ton tonight. She was so special, I'm going through and saving all the videos + pictures I have of her in a big album.

This one of her looking for me in the morning a month ago just has me in tears. Right before I put in that platform you suggested under her sand bath. Our morning time was such a treat, a good night with all the love in the world from her.

I think I will try my hand at adopting one when I'm ready, with everything you guys have taught me + more things to play on. I never knew such a small little creature could be such a bundle of joy & love.

Where's my Buddy?
I can understand this. I think at first we can feel a bit numb and it is only when that wears off that the realisation hits us.

The routine you had with Pearl was so special and she was a huge part of your life. I think it is natural you feel this way because she was so precious to you.

It is a good idea to save any pictures and videos. I find I am not able to view those for a long time after the passing. We are all here for you.
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Old 06-13-2022, 03:13 AM   #47
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I can imagine that Pearl left a huge void in your life.
The grief can be overwhelming at first but will ease with time. It takes many people by surprise that a creature that small can become such an important part of our lives.
They capture our hearts.
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