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.

Comments

jay logan on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so sorry! i won't forget her!:{don't blame yourself for this, it's not your fault, you did everything you could.

Celia on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I am so sorry she is gone. I am sure it meant the world to her to be on your lap in her final moments.

Annie on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Byebye Nana.. I will miss you and I am sorry for your loss, Javi. I love your blog and it's helped my boyfriend and me to be better hamster owners.

jay logan on Monday, December 18, 2006:

i dedicated a post on my pet's blog to nana, it's short because i didn't know her well, go to 'luckybabyblu.blogspot.com' if you are feeling up to it, again, i'm sorry about nana:{

angela on Monday, December 18, 2006:

javi, i'm so sorry to hear about nana. she was such a sweet little girl who brightened up my day and the days of many others. she'll be greatly missed : (

Liz on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so sorry. I will be mourning her right along with you, as I was very accustomed to reading about her weekly. My heart goes out to you...

Emma on Monday, December 18, 2006:

awh hand me a tissue, I will miss your posts nana, RIP dear x

Willow on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Javi,

Having just lost my little Rosebud after a terrible battle with cancer, I well know the pain you are in. Nana was loved by so many, and you have brought laughter and joy to so many in sharing with us the details of her life. We all share in the pain of your loss.

I look forward to getting to know Luna and Oscar better, and I hope that when you are ready, you begin to post with more of their stories. On an up note, since I lost my Rosebud, I have adopted a wonderful little girl named Willow who brings me much joy. This is a sad time, but there is joy ahead, so hold out for it---there are so many hamsters out there that need the wonderful home you provide, and I know Nana will guide them to you.

golfwidow on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so very sorry.

Jodi on Monday, December 18, 2006:

So sorry to read about your sweet Nana, who you obviously loved so dearly. It's such a shame that our pets (especially hamsters) have such short lives. I guess that gives us time to love even more of them though.

Simon Lem on Monday, December 18, 2006:

My sympathies go out to you for your loss. We will always remember her for the warmth and good times she gave you, your family and ours as well. We will hug and kiss our hamsters for you tonight.

Godspeed to you, Nana.

The Lem family, Hamtaro and Cutie.

Abby on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so sorry. I have enjoyed reading about Nana so much. She was a dear, dear hamster, and you were the best Papa to her a hamster could ever have.

I hope you are able to find comfort in your memories of her and in spending time with the other hamsters who share your home. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Firecracker on Monday, December 18, 2006:

My condolences. You are a wonderful owner and I'm sure Nana had a full and happy life thanks to you.

teece on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm sorry. You gave her a good life, and she died as peacefully as she could.

Condolences.

Laurie C on Monday, December 18, 2006:

How very sad for you, Javi. I'll miss Nana's adventures. Who will fight the evil curtains now?

Ginger (girl hamster) on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so sorry about you losing Nana. We remember all of our precious hamsters that have been with us over the years. I know you will remember her very fondly, and she will keep bringing a smile to your face.

ceejoe on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Oh Javi, I'm so sorry. You are the best Papa ever, and I know that the best thing you could do for Nana was to be holding her as she left for Hamster Heaven. She will always be with you. My thoughts are with you.

Bagheera23608 on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Hi! I just found your site thru CO and I am terribly terribly sorry for your loss. But on the other hand Nana went the way I think many of us would like to go - safe at home surrounded by those we love.

This is an adorable site. Cute as a button. When you are ready I look forward to getting to know the other lucky hammies in your household.

jaypo on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Javi, my heart goes out to you! You will miss her bold little spirit very, very much. She gave all of us such pleasure with her antics and rich personality. Goodbye, sweet Nana! I'm glad you're not suffering anymore. We all loved you and will miss you.

KarKar on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss. Nana was such a little trooper! I'm glad that you were with her at the end.

Steph on Monday, December 18, 2006:

What a shame. Im sure that Nana had a wonderful life with her brothers and sisters and of course her papa. Il miss you Nana!

Nancy on Monday, December 18, 2006:

My condolences, Javi. Nana was a special little friend, and she was lucky to have you as her Papa. I will miss her observations on her world, and I know you will miss her, too. Warm thoughts go out to you from Florida.

P.S. Best of luck on your exams!

liz on Monday, December 18, 2006:

i'm so sorry. you are a great hamster papa--she was lucky to have you.

bats on Monday, December 18, 2006:

You know that little ones aren't meant to last too long in this place, although you made Nana's time a pure heaven, with your concern and care and love. She was very lucky to have you (and milk!) and all the time and friendship that you lavished on her. I know that there's a Nana-sized hole in your heart right now, and it will be there for a long time, but your journal of her wonderful adventures and her photos are a fine tribute. She is the Best Hamster.

jay logan on Monday, December 18, 2006:

i'm sorry,but the memorial for nana has been moved to'jaylogan.blogspot.com'i'll be praying for you:{

lindsy on Monday, December 18, 2006:

poor...nana.

Tina Rhea on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so sorry about little Nana and I feel for your loss of a sweet hamster. But I hope "how you remember her" will not be her last picture, but the way she was when she was happy and curious and friendly.

Renee on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Gentle hugs from western Canada to you. Our beloved cat, Miss Mickey, went Home this month too, so I know what you are going through. I had her here for seventeen years.

I am very sad for those of us still here, but having been there for my hamster, Matty's, final moments, I can honestly say that it is such a deep and spiritual experience to share with those we love so deeply. She is waiting to be with you again, and basking in the love of her family she has missed for a while. I know that it meant so much to both of you to be together in an aura of love.

I will honor Nana at the Monday Candle Ceremony tonight. (I do it personally, but there is a shared online version at http://www.petloss.com).

Thank you so much, Javi, for sharing your beloved Nana with us...she is also our beloved Nana and we are richer for having known her. She will always be with you, just as Mickey is with me. You are a beautiful Papa to her.

Vaguely Urban on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Goodbye, darling Nana! You were a delightful little hamster, and you will be missed.

Raquel on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Goodbye Nana! You will meet my dear Brˇqui in Hamster┤s Heaven. I am sure. Sorry for you Javi. Raquel

hamsterchat on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Farewell Nana....
Take care Javi

judith zollers on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Javi, my heart is breaking for you. I am so very sorry to hear of your loss.
I know you will miss her --- what a sweet little friend she was.
All of your hammies are so very very fortunate to have such a loving, caring wonderful papa. They all surely love you just as much as you love them.
Please know that other people share your sadness and are sending their best wishes your way. Peace.

Marielle on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Dear Javi,

I am so sorry for your loss... my heart goes out to you as I know how you are feeling at this moment... I too, lost my beloved Sammy not too long ago and having to find out about Nana's passing brought back old wounds again...As I am writing this letter I can't help but shed tears for Nana because I have watched her grow and became the wonderful, gentle and lovable creature that she was .. Her life has touched mine and I would like to thank you for sharing her with us.. I am shedding a tear for you too because I know how much she meant the world to you and how big a void her loss must have created in your heart... but I hope in many ways than one that you will find the strength in the outpouring of love you receive from all over the world who have come to love a very special hamster called Nana... Javi, you are indeed an inspiration to all of us.. you taught so many of us to love our pets as if they are our own children..

God bless you Javi and to you Nana, sweet dreams you little beautiful girl...

Shannon on Monday, December 18, 2006:

*hugs* to you, Javi. She led a very good and wonderful life with you and I'm so glad to hear that you held her as she passed, I'm sure it meant the world to you.

*crying tears with you*

Stephanie & Henri on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Oh no... poor Nana. This is such sad news. We are so sorry, Javi. I'm sure she's gone to fight the evil curtains up in Hammy Heaven. We loved reading her stories and we're going to miss her, too! You are in our thoughts - Henri & Mama.

Kellie on Monday, December 18, 2006:

oh javi!

my little one isn't doing so well either. you have my deepest condolences. [[[[[javi]]]]]
be strong, for you and your other children.

**tears will fall for you and your own tonight**

Amanda on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Reading this just breaks my heart. I am so very sorry for your loss. There are so many people that are going to miss Nana. For what it's worth, you were able to give her a really wonderful life. Not so many other hamsters are as lucky. You loved her, and took so good care of her. I have always admired what a good hamster parent you are to all your little ones. At least Nana doesn't have to hurt anymore, no little creature as sweet as her deserved that. I hope Luna and Oscar are able to comfort you and cheer you up. Take care.

Akagami on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm sorry about Nana...
Goodbye...

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, December 18, 2006:

I'm so very sorry, Javi. I had a feeling something was wrong. It's been a bad week all around. She was a wonderful creature - so sweet. Thanks for sharing her with us. You have both been in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself. And may Nana rest in peace.

bunnygirl on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Nana is with Baru now. Peace to you, Javi.

J-Lan on Monday, December 18, 2006:

i'm so sorry javi.. she really was very sweet. this is so sad..

sara (flickr) on Monday, December 18, 2006:

:( cry with you.

fufu on Monday, December 18, 2006:

Javi, I'm so sorry to hear about Nana. She really is a very special girl. She's definately in hamster heaven now.

~ (very sad) fufu

Tracy on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss, Javi. Nana will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace, sweet one.

Joey on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

To add some music into this sad day:
Within Temptation - Our Farewell

Might be a sad song but I think the lyrics say enough. Nana had a great life and a very good papa.
At least you were there for her in her last moments.

Cannibal Julie Rose on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

My heart is shredded and my whole being is crying. I'm so very very sorry. I've been so scared for Nana and cared about her like one of my own. RIP sweet Nana.

Jude on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Bless you Javi. x

Amy on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi, I'm so sorry. This is so sad. We'll all miss reading about Nana and her adventures with the curtains and her enjoyment of milk and fruit.

I agree with Tina--although you'll remember her as she was in her last photo, you'll remember her more often when she was playing and having fun (and getting Luna to follow her so she could teach Luna about the evil curtains).

Thanks to you, Nana had the best life a hamster could have--you looked after her so well.

I'm so glad that you were with her in her final moments.

Zoe on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

so sorry for your loss :(

I lost my boy p-nut recently, and I know how much it hurts..

Lazulai on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know the pain of losing a tiny loved one.

You'll be in my thoughts. Nana had a fantastic life with you, and as was said earlier, I'm sure it meant the world to her to be on your lap when she passed on. You gave that little girl the best life a hamster could want.

May you have peaceful dreams in your eternity, Nana.

xiny on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

take care, javi.

finn on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

thank you for bringing your nana into our lives, javi. we will miss her.

Trish & Chris on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Christopher and I send our deepest condolences to you. Our furry friends have surprising amounts of love to share with us, and it is never easy...

Meredith on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Oh Nana...I am so sorry for you and your Papa. I have lost two pets this year and it is so hard. I am glad you are in a place free of pain and I hope your Papa stays strong.

ajm1125 on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi,

I am so sorry to learn about Nana. She was such a sweet little hamster. You were a great hammie Papa. Gus and I will be thinking of you.

Amanda

Saphire on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Sorry for your loss, she was a lovely girl and will be greatly missed. It's nice to have all the nice memories to look back on. Best luck to you and bless little Nana.

Kris, in New England USA on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi, half a world away I will grieve with you. Nana really was such a sweet little character - fighting the evil curtains and looking for your missing leg. You have honored her all over the world with your devotion. She will be missed, but she will also never be forgotten.

Hesed on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I'm tearing up Javi. I loved her and loved reading about her...you were wonderful to her and still are. Be at peace that she isn't in pain anymore. Much love.

Su Fabie on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi,
I happened upon Baru's site almost a year ago and I've been enthralled with the adventures that your little ones would have. Watching Nana convinced me to have hamsters in my life again and I adopted 3 from the humane society.
Nana was the sweetest little lady and I deeply grieve for her and your loss. I hope that Luna and Oscar will help you keep her memory alive. She's gone ahead to be with the ones that went before...till we meet again.

Su

daniel fitzgerald on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

javi i am very sorry for the death of nana. it wasnt unexpected though. i had been predicting this for a while after her regular sickness. poor luna is all alone now. any new hamsters on the way?

scozy on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss... She was so sweet and I loved reading her posts!! She is now in hamster heaven stuffing her favorite food in her cheek pouches! I lost my hamster about half a month ago. She died while I was sleeping and I regret that I was not with her when she was taking her last breath. Javi, you did everything for her. That was beautiful.

Helke from Finland on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I think Nana and Baru are walking together in the sunflowerfield in heaven and they remember their papa with great love. Little Baru and little Nana are in good care. Still I miss them both so much...

tiredcynic on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I am so sorry, Javi...my heart aches for you. Thank you for sharing Nana with us...

Jen and Justin on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi, our hearts go out to you. We will miss Nana and always remember how sweet she is.

Ian on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Goodbye Nana I will miss you.
Thankyou Javi for sharing your little friend with us.

Emma on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss. I have been reading your blog for a while now, and had got very attached to your litle crew - especially Nana. I know how much she meant to you, and I know she loved you very much.

Rebecca aka Becka on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Oh poor Nana, we will all miss you. Best wishes to u. *hugs*

Meaghan on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I'm so sorry about Nana. But I'm glad she was with you and didn't have to die alone. I'm sure she's having a fine time up in Hamster Heaven with her parents and siblings.

Nicole and Shane (in Australia) on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi,
I am so sorry about your loss. I am so thankful I got to meet your sweet girl, and I am sure that you were the best peron she ever knew.

Take care, and all my love to Oscar, and kisses for Luna.

Nicole

Alexis on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi, I am very sorry for your loss. I am sure Nana is playing over the rainbow bridge with Baruchito and friends.

Bad Little Otter on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Condolences on your fuzzy friend...She will be sorely missed by all.

J*me on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I'm sure Nana is happy and healthy now in Hammie heaven. You were a great friend to her, Javi, and I'm sure the fond memories of your time together would be well treasured. *hugs*

Hazel on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Rest in peace, Nana.

Your furry presence will not be forgotten.

We will miss her.

*Sobs*

Jennette on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

i am so sorry :( awwww im very sad 2 times now! cuz my little pancake... has a big ball on his side right by his back foot... i have no idea what this is... I dont know how to help him... he doesn tlook in pain and its been a day since hes had it... uugh... help me please if u have any advice on what it is....

Jennette
jenjoaq@aol.com

reiichiroh on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Jennette, please take your little one to the vet ASAP.

reiichiroh on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

...also...please don't leave your email address publicly viewable, it'll just attract spam when it gets harvested.

Sandy on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Javi --
I am so sorry for you. You are obviously a very caring person and are a great example for everyone who has pets in their lives. Nana was a very blessed little lady to have you for a papa. She was a brave, funny, amazing little being. She made us laugh, and showed us how rich a life can be when shared with these wonderful creatures. Thank you for sharing her and your other hamsters with us.

Mika on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

Not sure if I've followed correctly, but was Nana the last of the Baruchito clan?

So sorry about Nana...

Antoinette on Tuesday, December 19, 2006:

I am very sorry about Nana. I am going to miss reading about her sweet nature, funny antics, and brave adventures. She brought smiles and happiness to many people around the world. She was a lovable little girl and will be missed by all. She had a terrific life and could not have had a more loving papa. As Sandy said, thank you for sharing her with us. Bless you.

Susan, Max and Brandy on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

You will see Nana again at the rainbow bridge. It's hard to lose a pet. Thanks for sharing Nana with us. Hugs to you Javi.

Melissa on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

Very sorry to hear the sad news about your friend. She had the best little hamster life with your top quality loving care.

katie on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

i'm so very sorry for your loss :( i've enjoyed reading about nana's adventures...i'm sure she's very happy in hamster heaven

katcheya on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs to you.

Biska on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

I'm so, so, so sorry... She was dying just like my little friend - Florek (Florian). It is and it was so sad moment...
Condolence from Poland :(

eeyore17026 on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss....

jay logan on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

hi Javie, how are you holding out?Are you o.k.?don't give up on hamsters(or give up at all).i know it doesn't seem it now, but it's going to be o.k., i know, you think i don't understand,i do really. i don't want to talk about it. you will be o.k..i'm still praying for you.;]

Scamper on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

Oh Javi, I'm so to hear about Nana. She was such a special hamster and we
will all miss her. This must be so hard on you after losing Baru and Flan
earlier this year. My thoughts and
prayers are with you. I know what your going through. I lost my beloved
Scamper and Roxie in October and I was
devastated. Nana was such a sweetie.
She came thru the surgery so well, then this had to happen to her. It's
so unfair. We'll always remember her
for the great little hamster she was.
I love your blog and hope you will
contunue with Luna and Oscar. Take
care.

Scamper on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

Rest in Peace, little sweet Nana!

Grace and Andy Hambo on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sad little creature in the end. Our hearts are all sad for you. Thank you for sharing such a sad event with us. Alot of us know how much it hurts to have our little friends leave us ( Coco and Cindy Bear for me ) and it always breaks my heart. Even though she lay still in the end, at least it was near a big familiar warm, and loving heart. Thank-you for your beautiful sight. Warm wishes for you and the rest of your family.

littletornado on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

So sorry to hear about Nana leaving to Hamster Heaven. She will be missed so much. You are a very good papa for staying with her. We will miss her very much.

maccabeth on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

Javi,
I'm so sorry to hear about Nana. I have loved reading about her! Thank you for sharing her life with us. I feel like I lost one of my own. I will miss her very much, but I look forward to hearing about Luna and Oscar. It makes all the difference that you were with her at the end. I went through the same thing last week. My condolences.

kitty on Wednesday, December 20, 2006:

NANA!!!! I'm gonna miss you.....

KA9Q-s wife on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

Javi,
Thanks for letting us share Nana's life. I found your link on Cute Overload awhile back and have been lucky enough to have been able to read about Nana for all her life. While i will miss her, i feel happy to have shared, in a very small way, her brief life.
Kimberly

Monica on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

Javi, my heart goes out to you.

2 weeks ago my beloved little Baby Puff passed away. He was 2 years and 7 months old and my boyfriend and I had basically adopted him as our child. He went exactly the same way Nana did, so I think they probably died of the same thing.

I came home one night and found him half in and half out his tunnel, breathing rapidly and heavily like he couldn't catch his breath. We put him in his carrier between us in bed to keep him warm in my frigid room, and he passed away that very night like Nana did.

I hope you know that they did not suffer very long or very much (I had one hamster pass away after a horrible illness that lasted a week), and what suffering they did have when they went was just enough to alert their loved ones so that they would not be all alone in their passing. As all living things are destined to die, their deaths are as good as any that anyone could ever hope for.

I know how it feels to recently lose a little hamster whome you love completely and utterly. Email me if you need someone to talk to.

Jessica in California on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I am so, so very sorry for your loss. When your sorrow wanes, you will be left with beautiful memories of a wonderful friend.

Take care. {{hugs}}

Veronica on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

It was so sad to read about your loss. It made me think of my Kika who had to be put down this past September after the cancer got too bad. So I know things must be hard riht now. It is obvious your Nana had a good life and was loved very much. I am sure she appreciated that. I will miss reading her posts. Take care.

Jennifer on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

So sorry for your loss.

daniel fitzgerald on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

i feel really sorry for luna. she must be really lonely because she doesn't understand why nana isnt there anymore.

Khawla on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I feel sorry.

Sarah. on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that Nana brought so much love and joy, smiles and laughs to so many people she didn't even know.
She will be missed by many, you are and excellent Papa and I know you will give lots of more excellent love and care to future hamsters.
I will say a prayer for you and Nana.

Adri and Jayne on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I'm so sorry :(

*hugs and rattie kisses*

Samsuma on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I'm so sorry that little bump ended up being so fatal. I enjoyed reading Nana's blog and I will miss her. Bye Bye little Nana sweetie.

Ginger on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

Javi, I am so sorry for your loss. You are a wonderful caregiver and made her life full of love. Know that people all over the world are sending you thoughts of comfort and peace.

Elaine in Indy on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

Dear Javi. I am so sorry to hear about Nana. I am amazed at how much I have been touched reading your/Nana's blog. Thank you for showing all of us that even the tiniest of creatures can have a big impact upon our lives. I love my kitties beyond belief for the very reasons you love your hammies. Nana is now happily playing over the Rainbow Bridge.
Best of luck to you on your exams and know that we are all sending you our best.

Allison on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I just reached your page from C.O. and I was touched by your love for Nana and your little furry friends. I'm sorry for your loss.

Liz Spikol on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

Lo siento muchisimo, Javi. Que pena. Preciosa Nana, ya nos echamos de menos.

Mark on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

what a truly sad last picture of little nana. it really makes me feel your loss pretty palpably. from one pet owner to another, i'm sorry for your loss.

jay logan on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

javi, can i help you?i'm worried about you honest.

Alan Teel on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

If there is anything that could be said to help the hurt, please consider it said. We love critters so much it hurts. When all is said & done, we just want to be with our loved ones. The things we love are fragile, eh?
I remember Baru too. Hope we all meet up one day.

mandy on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I am so sorry to hear about Nana. She was one lucky little hamster to have been loved and cared for by such a fine person. Take care and don't ever forget that she loved you as much as you loved her.
Rest in Peace lil' Nana.

Ameliaus on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I have a Nana in Heaven, who will love the little one. And my Leaf and her family. It never seems to ever get "a long time ago". My best to you, to Kumanoko, and all you do with your loving example.

AlbertaGirl on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

Javi, I'm so sorry. I'm glad that you were able to be with her during her last moments. She had a very good life with you and was very happy. Nana was a very lucky hamster, you are lucky to have lived with her, and we are lucky that you shared her life with us.

Kate on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

So very sorry for your loss, Javi. But I have been reading through the site archives and getting to know all your hammies... even the ones who have already passed. You have given them internet immortality, which is very special.

Liz in Chicago on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss, Javi. Take some comfort in knowing that Nana had a wonderful life, with a Papa who loved her and cared for her with all his heart. She was very fortunate to have a life with you. And as others have said, thank you for sharing her life with us. I never understood how wonderful hamsters are until I met Baru and his family.

Darkflame on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I lost my little Bijou recently, and I am so sorry for your loss. I hope my Bijou is spending time with all of your lost little ones, and I'm sure they are very happy in Hamster Heaven.

Beth, Mischief and Orion on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

We're so sorry, Javi.

Goodbye, Nana.

Andrea on Thursday, December 21, 2006:

I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm sure Nana was very grateful for the happy and fulfilling life she got to enjoy in your care.

pipi on Friday, December 22, 2006:

It prays to be able not to be lost nana and to go to the heaven.
Please become friend with hamsters whom I lost in heaven.

Thank you for showing a lovely appearance.nana.

Snappi on Friday, December 22, 2006:

I just came back from a 2-weeks trip from Thailand and Cambodia and was looking forward to reading your posts about Nana. Really sad and sorry to learn about Nana's death. She was a lovable and lovely hamster. I'm sure both you and Nana had had a wonderful time together.

Goodbye, Nana

M&M&M on Friday, December 22, 2006:

Javi, I really feel for your loss, my thoughts go out to you and I hope that you can feel happiness that Nana is no longer in pain and is now covorting in "Hammy Heaven" with her friends. This is a horrible time of year for bad news but try to rejoice in her life and remember that she will always be with you in spirit, as will Baru, Julia, Poteto, Sora and Flan. Our hammy Merlin is sad today for Nana's passing.

Please carry on with your blog as it is sooo cool.

Feliz Navidad!

WEndy on Friday, December 22, 2006:

She will be missed- I look forward to your new postings to brighten up my days and am very sad that you are going thru a dark time right now

miu on Friday, December 22, 2006:

So sorry for your loss. :'(

Nana, I shall miss you!!!

Deb on Saturday, December 23, 2006:

I get so much happiness from your animals post, I have cried over every one of the little angels you lost this year. I know its hard when they leave, but I know we will see them all again over "The Rainbow Bridge". I am so sorry for your loss, Thanks for all the postings, they brighten my days so much!
Bless you and your "children".
Thanks for sharing.

singsong on Saturday, December 23, 2006:

Javi,
I'm so sorry for your loss. As with many of your readers, I also cried over every one of your hamsters you've lost. They were very lucky pets to have had such a caring, loving owner.

Hamdaddy on Sunday, December 24, 2006:

I'm sorry for your loss! I loved reading about her and the photos. I lost my hamster Spider nearly 1 month ago and think about him every night, he was so gentle and kind. Again I'm sorry about Nana.... Best Wishes to you in the future.

Nikki on Monday, December 25, 2006:

Dear Javi,

COndolences on losing your beloved furry one... well wishes and hugs from Nikki and her family: Pochi, Hachi, Mochi, Gwachi and Chichi, here in Hong Kong.

Kisses to Luna and Oscar as well.

It is incredibly sweet that Nana will get to be with Baru and Flan now. Be strong Javi! Your hammies need you more than ever. xxxxxx

Emma on Monday, January 01, 2007:

R.I.P Nana.

I love coming to this site to catch up with the goings on of your beautiful hamsters. So this was a sad piece of news to discover.

I understand just how difficult it is when a beloved hamster dies. Only yesterday (yes, new years day) my eldest hamster, Bisley passed away. It was a shock. He was old and lived a very happy, fulfilling life, however, I didn't expect him to leave us on new years day. He died shortly after midnight, waited to see the new year in then slipped away peacefully while we were at a party. Not nice to come home to. My mum has buried him in her back garden for me today as we don't have a garden here.

So yes, I understand fully how upsetting it is to lose such a treasured pet.

R.I.P Nana, please look after my beautiful Bisley up in hamster heaven. He'll need friends and probably won't find better than you, Baru etc.

xx

Paladin on Thursday, January 04, 2007:

My condolences. My sincere condolences. It is so touching how you honor the lives of these little buddies. This website is a classroom in kindness and love and respect for all creatures. This may be your calling, Javi.

Oh, my goodness. Those little coffins are unforgetable. I literally pray I can be the type of person that honors God's precious creations as much as you do.

Em on Monday, January 08, 2007:

I'm so sorry for your loss. Very few people understand the pain of losing a pet and will say, "It was just a hamster." Having just lost two of my little pet mice, I have to stress how important it is to realize you're not alone in your love for the tiny furry people in this world - and that there ought to be more people like you.

Goodbye Nana.

Unknown on Saturday, January 20, 2007:

Awwww! im so sorry that your Nana passed away. You're not going to recognize me because I'm a COMPLETE stranger, but I had two experiences with my hamsters "Chloe" and "Buzz." They passed away as well and I burried them in my backyard. I miss them as much as you do with your hamsters.

You can call me "The Hamster Whisperer"

Hamster Mom on Thursday, January 25, 2007:

I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Nana. She was such a good hamster. I will miss her adventures. Thank you, Javi, for allowing us to share in her life.

tedddy on Saturday, January 27, 2007:

I am so sorry for your loss. I think i speak for all of us when i say that we will never forget Nana. I would just like to wish her luck in hamster heaven. This is the end of nana but we should remember how good she was and how she brightened our lives. Also i would like to wish good luck on you and lulu.

Trang on Tuesday, February 06, 2007:

Im very sorry about Nana.
I just lost one of my hamsters on the 20th January =( she seemed to have difficulty breathing like Nana did, i brought her to the vets 4 times but Hammy Never got better =( she died suddenly in the morning while me and my sister was feeding her, it was a huge shock because it was my first pet and i get so attatched

Heres a picture of Hammy
http://xs312.xs.to/xs312/07...

Emmy on Friday, April 06, 2007:

My hamster died too.his name was hammy,he died of old age and a tumor in his tummy,i miss himóż

alisha on Sunday, April 08, 2007:

i feel so bad that happened but it happens to everyone but i can tell u this that i am not ready for my hamster to pass he is only a month old and he is so friendly he always wants to see me and play. i am so so so so sorry to hear this i am not good about hearing about death i hate it when people or animals die i get so sad that is way i am about to cry when i heard about nana and dont blame your self its ok

Amelia. on Friday, July 20, 2007:

I know that you posted that a long time ago, and shes been in Hamster Heaven for a long time but I know how you felt. My hamster died about two hours ago and I just buried her. Its hard saying goodbye, she was my second hamster and such a clever one too. I miss her thoroughly but it was my own fault. I shouldnt of listened to some website telling me how good fresh fruit is for hamsters, because it wasnt good for mine. I hope that Phatty (My hamster, also known as DJ Phatty) will meet Nana is Hamster Heaven, I don't want her to be alone. Hope you are well. Goodbye

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