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    Default Goodbye Petunia, you were a good hamster

    My daughter's 3 year old hamster, Petunia, died yesterday. We had a hamster funeral, in the rain. My daughter is 9 so it was traumatic for her. Fortunately I found Petunia first and was able to wrap her up in a towel before my daughter saw her laying in the cage. Having to tell your child their pet has died is not a pleasant thing to do, I earned a mom stripe. I think we are going with a rat next time.
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    Awww, RIP Petunia.
    I feel for baby Corsair. I can remember how that was as a child.

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    Three years is a good long life for a hamster. I'm impressed. RIP Petunia.

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    Thanks all. Still working on consoling her this morning. As hamsters go, she was a pretty good one, liked being handled, didn't bite. My daughter took good care of her, cleaned the cage, gave her fruit and veggies. Can't believe she talked me into getting a rat, last year I'd have said no, rats are for killin'.
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    ^ It's funny what you will agree too when one has lost a pet.

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    .....aw....he's in that big hamster wheel in the sky.....

    .....screech, screech, screech, screech.....

    ....my hamster was named Harvey Hustlebutt......my brother fed him to the dog..........talk about trauma....I got there just in time to see his back feet going in......

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    Aww, poor Petunia....RIP.

    It's very sad to lose a pet. I'm sorry. Sounds like she was a well loved Hammie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynic View Post
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    ....my hamster was named Harvey Hustlebutt......my brother fed him to the dog..........talk about trauma....I got there just in time to see his back feet going in......
    thats awful

    rats make great pets

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    Aw. This thread title made me want to cry! It's always horrible to lose a pet. RIP.

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    That's so sad, I'm sorry Corsair may Petunia RIP.

    I hope your daughter is doing okay.


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    RIP Petunia.

    I never had a hamster...are they actually cuddly, loving pets? Or do they just either sleep or run on that damn wheel?

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    I am sorry!! But be careful re. rats, they are wonderful pets but not very long-lived either. And they often get cancer and have to be euthanized. We had 3 and don't want to go through that again. A dog or an indoor kitty might be better. They would most likely live well into her twenties, so no more pet-related childhood loss.

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    aw Corsair i'm sorry... tough to lose a pet.
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    I'm so sorry. I know how it is to lose a childhood pet.
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    Bless her heart, it is so sad to lose a loved pet. RIP sweet Petunia. (That name is so cute, it's my Pug's name, too!)
    I had a hamster when I was a kid and he (BJ) was so sweet and fun! He loved to be held and watch baseball with my Dad!
    I still think of that little cutie and that was a long, long time ago.

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