Blog archive for December 2006

Fighting the evil curtains

Monday, December 25, 2006 - Posted by Luna
I haven't seen Nana for a few days already. Papa showed me her cage, but she wasn't there. I think that from now I will have to take care of the evil curtains myself, like Nana showed me.

Yesterday I found the curtains hiding behind Papa's bookshelf and I attacked them before they could flee. They fought well, but in the end I won.

I have shown these curtains who is the boss here.

Burial

Sunday, December 24, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
On Tuesday I wrapped Nana's body in the same kind of tissue paper that she liked for her nest. I put her in a small straw box filled with the wood shavings that she liked so much. She would wait there until I could bury her on Saturday.

On Friday night I removed Baru's remains from the big flower pot where I buried him in January. I wrapped them in tissue paper too and put them in another box. He had been buried there because when he passed away it was too cold to go to Mount Takao.
Nana and Baruchito's boxes
Nana on the left, Baru on the right
On Saturday morning I took them to Mount Takao and digged a hole about a meter away from where Flan is buried. I took out Nana and Baru's remains and buried them together with some of their favourite seeds and a bunch of flowers.

Be happy wherever you are now, my little ones.

Get well, Kuma!

Thursday, December 21, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Kumanoko
Kumanoko, Nana's little friend, is ill. Please send him as many "get well" thoughs as you can.

Be strong and get well soon, little Kumanoko!

Goodbye, dear Nana

Monday, December 18, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
It's 3:40am now. Nana is on her way to the Hamster Heaven. She's going to meet Baru, Julia, Poteto, Sora and Flan there.

About an hour ago I saw her go out from her nest. She laid down in front of her wooden home. She had a spasm and I knew that she was going to leave soon. I took a warm towel and I put her on my lap. The only thing I could do was being with her in her last moments. She stopped breathing just a few minutes ago. This is her last photo, and most likely how I will remember her:
Nana
She was the most wonderful hamster I've ever had. She was with me since the day she was born. She always made me smile when I was going through bad moments. I will not forget her. Thank you, my dear Nana.

Thank you also to all of you who donated for her surgery. It's not needed anymore, so I have disabled the donation button and refunded the money to those of you who helped.

Nana's illness

Monday, December 18, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Nana is very ill. When I came back from work today I found her sleeping in her wooden home with half of her little body outside. She seems to be having trouble breathing.


I will take her to Dr. Ozawa's clinic tomorrow morning (it's 11pm here right now).

I've decided to ask Dr. Ozawa to operate her and try to remove the swelling under her tail because now it's obvious that she's suffering. When I took her to the clinic last month the doctor already told me that the chances that she'll survive are very, very low, but I want to give her this chance instead of leave her suffer.

It's going to be expensive. Now it's a bad moment for me because I've just bought a plane ticket to go to Spain in mid-January for my university exams. I will pay for the surgery with my credit card. I would appreciate if you could help with a small donation:

(Edit: I removed the donation link. It's not needed anymore.)

Tomorrow I will post again about her condition after I come back from Dr. Ozawa's clinic.

Dreaming

Thursday, December 07, 2006 - Posted by Nana
Papa caught me on video while I was sleeping. He told me that I was making some noises inside my nest and he thought that something was happening to me. He removed the roof of my little wooden home and he saw that I was just dreaming.

And no, I didn't tell him what my dream was about.

Milk in my cage

Monday, December 04, 2006 - Posted by Nana
Milk dish in Nana's cage
The other night I woke up to go to the toilet and I saw something new in front of my wooden home. It was small and dark and it looked interesting. I went to investigate and found that it was full of milk! Did I say that I like milk very very much?

I drank a lot if milk and then went to sleep again. I woke up several times during the night and drank more. In the morning it was full again. That happened the next day too. No matter how much milk I drink, it always has fresh milk inside in the morning and night.

I think Papa has something to do with this, don't you think?
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