Thursday, July 31, 2008
Angie's An Angel
Yes, she is finally gone.
I cannot help but with watery eyes bit her farewell in my heart when Wifey told me about her death this morning.
"Ayah," Wifey paused, "it still is heart-breaking when they die." She started saying right before she gave me the sad news. Angie died.
It is so ironic!
Angie, Aged 3+, Died 31 Jul '08
I knew Angie, our feistiest hammie in all HamsterVille, was old, but she kept herself so active and responsive to our calls every time... with zest.
Even when we knew she could not see well any more with her clouded pupils, most probably from cataracts, if hamster do get them.
I have been feeding her 2 syringe-full of lukewarm water mixed with pure honey. Being old, she needed her energy to match her determination to live long. She loved it most, the other hammies only would drink up to three-quarter at most.
I checked on Angie last night. Wifey was telling that she was so exceptionally active during the day; running on her "treadmill" tirelessly while the rest of HamsterVille were asleep.
"Aren't you going to tire yourself, Angie." Was Wifey's last words to her.
We got to talking about her because as usual, she always manage to get our attention to her. I came to thinking that she should get more nutrition out of her food.
Rather than just feeding her with the usual dried fruits, seeds and fresh corns, like the vet suggested, feed the sick or old hamsters with bottled baby food using a syringe.
I think she would have loved the vegetables and the fruits flavors.. I was to stop by the grocery store after work today to buy her the baby food... but alas she had to leave us sooner than we expected.
Angie, oh Angie. We are already missing you, dear Angie.
We will always love you.