On Friday, Peachy passed away after a couple weeks of suffering a rapidly spreading brain tumor. It was sad to say goodbye, but it was clearly time for her to go.
And then on Monday, Snowy died very unexpectedly. She’d been perfectly healthy, and we think she choked to death.
Two hamster funerals in less than a week just sucks. The cat is currently peering into one of the empty hamster cages, as if wondering where the little buddy he liked to watch has gone.
In the grand scheme of things, especially the disaster in Haiti, two little hamsters are barely a blip… but add up Haiti, and deaths and serious health problems among friends/family/coworkers, and the hamsters seem like the last straw. January better not be an indication of how all of 2010 is going to go.