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Tuesday, November 06, 2007 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Both my little ones have left only a few days from each other.

Oscar was a surprise. He was old, but healthy. I gave him some food before I went to bed on November 2nd. The next morning I saw that he hadn't touched the food during the night. I looked inside his nest and I found him inside as if he was sleeping, but he had already gone during his sleep. I felt sad to lose him, but also relieved because he hadn't been ill and didn't suffer. He died of old age.

Luna passed away less than half an hour ago. She had been ill for almost two weeks. She started having trouble breathing, so I took her to the vet. She was taking her medicine twice a day, but wasn't getting better. Last Sunday she suddenly got very weak and had some blood in her nose. I took her to the vet again and the doctor changed her medication. She seemed to have gotten better yesterday (Monday). She slept in a towel on my lap for a long while and her eyes were alert. This morning I gave her her medicine and I went to work. She was sleeping on the towel that I put in her cage yesterday night to keep her warm. I made her drink her medicine again, then I put her in a towel on my lap while I was sitting on the computer. She slept there for a while and then came out from the towel and lay to sleep again on my leg. A few minutes later she started coughing and I knew that she would go soon. I took her in my hands and kept her warm until she passed away.

I wish I had posted more about them during the last months, but I've been too busy. New job, new apartment, studies, and a couple other things more. Right now I don't have plans to get another hamster. Maybe in a few months, or a year, or more. I don't know. I guess this is the end of this blog, at least for now.

The existing content will stay, it will not be deleted. People will be able to come and see the stories of all my babies, but there won't be any new stories for a long time.

Thank you to everybody who has been reading thi blog.

Comments

Annie on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I am so so sorry. My heart goes out to you. Thank you for all the stories.

Gette on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I enjoyed your stories and hamsters greatly. Thanks for sharing them with us. All the best to you.

bunnygirl on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I'm so sorry. Your sweet friends brought happiness to many and will be remembered fondly.

Molly on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I am so terribly sorry... this is one of my favourite websites, and I used to check it all the time. I hope you are able to heal... I understand though, about waiting a while before buying another one. It's tough.
I'll bet they're all up in Hammie Heaven swimming in a bowl of pine seeds and running in a giant wheel with my hamsters.

stacey on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

Thank you for sharing your little ones with us over the years...I'm so sorry for your loss.

Amanda on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I am very sorry. Your a sweet Daddy, thank you for sharing your stories and your babies with us.

Tracy on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I'm so sorry to hear this. It was clear to all of us just how much you loved your little ones.

Driver B on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

Thank you so much for all of your stories and for loving your pets so much. I will miss checking in with you and hope that in time you are ready to welcome a new little ball of fur/love. Good luck with school and work and take care! Till we meet again!

Michelle on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I am so sorry to hear about Oscar and Luna's passing. I really enjoyed your blog and the gentle humor of these guy's day to day lives. Best of luck to you~

Lily on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

you ought to get a new hamster fill in the gap thats what i do!!!

finn on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

we love while we can.

wishing you peace javi, and thank you.

Su Fabie on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

Javi,
I am deeply saddened from the news of Oscar and Luna s sudden passing. I check up on Baruchito's HomeCage on a regular basis to read about my favorite hamsters living in Japan. It only seemed like it was still summer and Luna was fighting the evil curtains from taking over her home. Oscar was so small and sweet. I will gladly reread their adventures and remember the good times that you all had. I hope that you are doing well and maybe in the future we can all look forward to new and exciting hamster adventures. Be at peace Oscar and Luna, your twitchy whiskers will be missed.
~ S

Iceman on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

Our family offers our sympathies to you for the loss of your babies. We lost our dwarf hamster Cutie one August afternoon this past summer. Then last week our long-hair syrian Hamtaro left us during the night in his sleep. They were beloved as were your hamsters. Hopefully our new regular hamster Malcom will see some new stories from you in the future months.

The Lem family and Malcolm.

Trish & Chris on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

I am so, so sorry to read about your losses. *warm hugs* We are losing Chaucer, although he is putting up a good fight, bless his heart. They are all tough, but it will be especially tough for me to lose him, since he's a new Papa, and had just met and played with his two baby boys for the first times this last week...

ajm1125 on Tuesday, November 06, 2007:

Javi,

I am so sorry to read of Luna and Oscars passing. Gus Gus is getting up there now too, and has a bit of a cyst right now. I'm hoping he makes it to his second birthday. I will miss your wonderful stories.

Lauren on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

Javi,

Thank you so much for sharing your little hammie children with us. I wish you peace. They are all watching over you.

gnarlykitty on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

Good luck Javi hope you will come back.

Girl girl on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

Hi Javi, So sorry to hear about the lost of your 2 hammies. It must be very heartbreaking. I've been following this blog for about a year now. Hope you'll have hamsters again next time as they sure are very sweet darlings

~ Eileen

annia on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

i am very sorry javi :( i didn't think luna was ill. poor girl :( Thanks for sharing all the heart-warming stories about your hamsters and the photos and movies. They really made me happy and I apreciate your hard dedicated work on them. I wish you all the best and hope you will at least remain with the us at the hamster community on flickr .. it would be sad not to see you anymore there.

Raquel on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

Javi
I am sorry... so I remember my beloved Broqui who passed away at my hands too. It was a pleasure know you and your babies.
love Raquel

J-Lan on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

oh javi.. i'm so sorry to hear all this. I enjoyed reading your blog for the past few years. thank you for bringing their stories to life. i look forward to hearing from here again.. even if it won't be for a long while..

<3

Meaghan on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

I am so sorry to hear of your lost. Farewell, Luna and Oscar! You had wonderful hammie lives with Javi and entertained people from around the world.

Ian on Wednesday, November 07, 2007:

Thank you. Good luck for the future and I hope you will have some new little friends before to long

dan on Thursday, November 08, 2007:

*sniff* I am close to tears. All of them, gone! I was wondering why you hadn't posted in half a year...

All I can say now is this. NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Celia on Thursday, November 08, 2007:

Javi,

thank you for updating us. I am so sorry for your loss. It sounds like both Oscar and Luna had peaceful passings. Luna must have loved being held in your hands during those last moments.

I wish you well with all your other activities and thank you for all the lovely stories you have shared.

Celia

Renee Nelson on Friday, November 09, 2007:

Javi, my heart goes out to you and I also send so many thanks for sharing your beautiful hamster children with us. This site has brought me so many smiles, along with some tears, but I have always loved coming here. I know how hard it is when their little lives are so short. My Whiskers crossed the Bridge in 1996 and Matty in 1999, and I still haven't been able to bring another hammie home.

Big hugs to you, and all the best.

Renee :)

The Fat Lady Sings on Saturday, November 10, 2007:

I am so sorry, Javi. The last year has been very hard for you - so much loss. You and all your beautiful babies are in my prayers. I shall miss both you and them. Good luck, my dear. Take care of yourself.

The Fat Lady Sings

Princess on Saturday, November 10, 2007:

Hi . I'm so sorry for your losses . Please do continue this website ! It has definitely touched many hearts ! We would certainly most look forward to your new posts ( if there are ) . We miss Baruchito and his gang ):

Laurie C on Saturday, November 10, 2007:

Javi, thank you for sharing you hamsters with us. Your blog has really made the big world feel closer together with tales of little hammies half a world away. I'm very sorry for your losses. Their little voices will be missed. All good thoughts to you.

jaypo on Sunday, November 11, 2007:

Dear Javi, I'm so sad about your babies leaving. They were delightful little beings who, as Laurie says, brought the world together in very good ways, with shared love and joy in just being alive.

I will miss them and hope that your heart heals soon.

dizzid on Sunday, November 11, 2007:

It's been a while since I visited your site. I thought about you and your animals from time to time and how you always saw their lives from their perspective. I'm sorry that they got sick. It's so hard with animals - there is so little you can do for them.

I will miss your site tremendously, even though I visited only occasionally. I told many people about it. It was so special and so sweet.

I wish you well.

Martin and Miranda on Monday, November 12, 2007:

I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Thank you soooo much for the years of pleasure you have brought us. This has been one of the most enjoyable websites I have ever visited and I will miss the stories. You are without doubt a true Furry Friend and I wish you all the best and remember your babies with happiness.

Elaine on Monday, November 12, 2007:

Dear Javi,
I am so sorry to hear of Oscar and Luna passing. They were very lucky to have spent their lives with such a good daddy. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful stories about your kids. I will miss your blog and hope to hear from you again when you have time and life is not so busy. I am sure there are new hammy babies in your future as you obviously love them and treat them so well. Best of luck in all you do.

Katrine on Monday, November 12, 2007:

I'm so sorry to hear that they have crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Take comfort in the fact that they had a wonderful life with you. Thank you so much for sharing your furbabies with us! (((hugs)))

Amanda on Tuesday, November 13, 2007:

My heart aches for you. Thank you so much for being such a good Papa and for sharing your fuzzles with us. You were a factor in my deciding to get another ham for the first time in 20 years; thank you for that. Warmest regards to you and best wishes for your future.

locomom on Wednesday, November 14, 2007:

I'm so sorry you lost both hamsters so close together. It's hard to imagine you living without hamsters. Thank you for sharing them all with us. I wish you more beloved hamsters in the future.

BB/VA on Wednesday, November 14, 2007:

Javi,

All I can do is agree with what so many others have said - thank you for sharing your pets with us, and may time heal your heart. You have been a model hamster owner, and I am glad you are maintaining the site. Your experiences and caring for your little ones should be a guide for others.

Best wishes to you for much success in your studies and your life, and we hope to hear from you again soon.

BB/VA

Robert on Thursday, November 15, 2007:

I am very sorry to hear that, Javi. I came here with a heavy heart upon knowing about the departure of Oscar and Luna. Losing our BELOVED HAMSTERS is just plainly terrible for PEOPLE LIKE US.

I also feel sad about what you said that this might be the ‘end’ of this blog. I am a newbie to internet surfing and Baruchito’s homecage was the first hamster site that I have seen and admired. In fact this site has INSPIRED me to create my own hamster blog.

Thank you for sharing yourself and your hamsters with us. I know they all lived a good and happy life under your care and love. Their memories will always be with us. I hope you will be back.

homebodyhubby on Thursday, November 15, 2007:

My heartfelt sympathies for OSCAR and LUNA. The memories of their lives, along with all the hammies before them will always just a 'link away' from my site.

The Fluffy TRibe on Thursday, November 15, 2007:

We are sorry for yer loss of yer friends, who went to the Bridge. We luved reading yer stories about them. ~The FLuffy Tribe

sophie on Saturday, November 17, 2007:

noooooooooooooooooooooooo :( :(:( no no no!!! aim crying as if it was my own hamster....... good thing u wont be getting another one... getting a pet has its price... maybe you could get parakeets or a parrot? they live about 15 years!... hope u feel better!

nikki on Saturday, November 17, 2007:

I love you Javi! And I love all your hammies too! They're all up in hammie heaven with my Pochi who passed away this summer. Love to all.

Lisa on Saturday, November 17, 2007:

I'm sooooo sowwie for ur lost...Thanks for sharing ur life and ur babies life with all of us...My heart goes out for u...You're a great daddie...

cassie-b on Saturday, November 17, 2007:

I'm so sorry you lost your pets. It hurts to lose those faithful little pets. We had to bury 2 cats this year.

I'll keep your bookmark - and hope you get another hamster or two and write about them.

Cas
Take care

Puff on Wednesday, November 21, 2007:

Ohh.. I just want to cry -- Your poor babies.. They are in a happier place now, with the rest of our animal companions that had to leave us. <33 They had a wonderful life with you and I know they couldn't have been happier to have you as a daddy!!! <3

Norty on Thursday, November 22, 2007:

oh Javi... this is very sad....

Meg on Friday, November 23, 2007:

It's always hard to lose a pet, especially when they are as sweet as yours were. :( Thank you for sharing their adventures with us. They clearly had a wonderful life and a wonderful papa.

Steph and hamster Hamlet on Friday, November 23, 2007:

Javi... Im am so sorry for your loss. I cant believe this wonderful could ever end. I understand your pain. I have lost meny hamsters before too. I have enjoyed the plentiful stories that you posted often. They encouraged me to get my own hamster. I mostly liked the stories about Nanas adventured and how she would go into her food box... I know your busy and all, but i suggest that you should get another hamster, even if you dont have time to post about him. I have read this blog everyday since it started and im horrified to see it end. I could not imagine a better hamster Papa as you. You should be proud of yourself for your hard work on this blog. Now as you go forth in you studuing, Dont forget us hamster lovers all over the world, who miss your blog.

Im sure i speak for all the other when i say we all miss you and we are sorry for your loss.

I hope you can get back on this blog ASAP.

Steph and hamster Hamlet

miu on Friday, November 23, 2007:

Oh no! I am sorry for you and for the hammies. I enjoyed reading the stories, they made me laugh, smile and cry.
Javi, I wish you good luck. I want to believe you'll have hammies later when you are ready for them.

Valeria on Saturday, November 24, 2007:

Dear Javi: I too am writing to express my sympathies and best wishes. I've enjoyed reading about your hammies' adventures and I do hope that you will consider adding a new little hammie friend to your household some time during the new year.

Heather on Saturday, November 24, 2007:

Dear Javi - I too am sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed reading your page for the past year. Hamsters are so small, but such good companions and so much fun to have around. I hope some day you get another!

Em on Monday, November 26, 2007:

Thanks for the stories you've shared. They were all wonderful. My condolences on your losses - I know how it feels to need a break from the constant loss that's the hallmark of a rodent fancier's life.

Courtney on Monday, November 26, 2007:

Thank you for sharing your hammies with us. I always enjoyed reading and watching their adventures. You are an excellent hamster father.

Rita on Tuesday, November 27, 2007:

Thank you, Javi. So sorry for loss! My visits to your site helped me when my little ones passed a few years ago--its a hard thing and not many people understand the bond there so what you've done is appreciated by so many. Thanks again and hope you're well.

Sophia on Wednesday, November 28, 2007:

Hi, I chanced upon your website recently and I am really sorry about the death of your hamsters. I am a hamster hobbyist myself and I really enjoy reading your blog. Do visit my hamster website too if you like. Just like you, I have many hamsters, I have seven of them right now.

http://www.freewebs.com/ham...

bye! =)

Antoinette from Florida on Wednesday, November 28, 2007:

Hi Javi.

I am sorry for your loss. I recently lost my Molly~ it's hard to lose our little ones. They bring us so much joy and we love them so much that it hurts us when they are not well. I will always be grateful to you for taking the time to share your love of hamsters with the rest of the world. It has helped me (and so many others, I am sure) through the rough times. You are in my thoughts~

Sincerely,
Antoinette

Alyssa on Thursday, November 29, 2007:

Thank you for taking time away from your day to write a blog for all of your viewers. It helped me a lot at taking care of my hamster, Smacko. He has passed away about a year ago, but I continued to read your blogs. They were cute and adorable and you were VERY kind to your hamsters and they all loved you deeply. I could not thank you enough and I thank you for sharing your hamsters with the world and me (and all other of your fans) appreciate your stories. I hope you keep blogging but if you don't, thats okay. I'll never stop loving your stories. They have touched everyones hearts and will probably inspire many people to get little Baru's. =]

- Alysssa

PS. I'm sorry about Oscar and Luna. I know how painful it is to lose a hamster you love so deeply.

Meredith on Saturday, December 01, 2007:

I'm so sorry. You obviously had so much love for all of your babies.

Linda on Sunday, December 02, 2007:

My most sincere condolences. I've missed reading about your sweet little ones, and will keep checking back every so often so see if you start again with a new little family some day. Javi, you are a wonderful writer, which is what made reading about your babies so enjoyable.

Layla-s Mom on Sunday, December 02, 2007:

Javi,

Filled with sadness to read of the passing of yet two more babies that you "fathered" with such tender devotion. I'm grateful to you for the wacky, happy, informational, heartfelt, sorrowful, and bittersweet glimpses into your lives over the years. I also enjoyed your ag0ny.com postings.

Good luck with your degree, future endeavors, and navigating all the recent changes in your life. I'll continue to check in from time to time.

Big love to you, Javi!

Kris, in New England, USA on Sunday, December 02, 2007:

Javi - haven't been here in a while. I am so sorry to hear that Oscar and Luna have crossed the rainbow bridge. What sorrow it brings us to lose our fur babies. But they will be greeted by Baruchito and all the others. They will all be missed.

Best of luck in your future!

Becky on Friday, December 07, 2007:

Hello,
I just found your blog today. The stories, photos and videos are brilliant! I've lost many hamsters myself and I try to think about their lives. You can look back at your own work to remember them! It looks like all of your hamsters had wonderful, happy lives. I understand you are busy, so good luck with everything and I hope you can make another hammie very happy again someday!

Abby on Saturday, December 08, 2007:

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know you gave them the best possible life.

I have enjoyed your stories and pictures so much. All the best to you.

locomom on Sunday, December 09, 2007:

Dear Santa,
Please send Javi a couple of hamsters for Christmas. He's been good to his all year.

Cannibal Rose on Thursday, December 13, 2007:

Oh Javi, I can't express my sorrow. And guilt, that it took me over a month to come back here only to find sweet Oscar and Luna gone. You and your babies have been so wonderful in my life, I hope you can find something to ease the pain you're feeling. Your children have been children to all of us. Thank you for sharing, and I hope you can find it in your heart to be a papa again.

All the best there is, and kisses to the dearly departed ones ~Cannibal Julie Rose.

Tracey on Tuesday, December 18, 2007:

I am so sorry to hear of Oscar and Luna's passing. I found your website about a year ago and greatly enjoyed checking in on the adventures of your furry little babies. Thanks for sharing their lives and yours with us for a time. I hope you find comfort in your grief and can move on one day to have more hammies in your life.

Trin on Thursday, December 20, 2007:

I'm so sorry we've reached an end of the hamster diaries! They were SO precious. Reading this helped me to get over the loss of my own two precious rats not long ago. I hope someday you're able to have more!

eshark on Monday, December 24, 2007:

I'm so sorry about your hammies! I really liked reading your blog, and I hope you'll continue them again someday!

Grace on Tuesday, December 25, 2007:

dear javi,
you've been ther for me when Coco passed, Sindy bear passed, and now Andy Hambos passing. thank-you for being there and sharing the good times and bad.hamsters are a wonderful little gifts and it takes a special person to reliaze that. May your christmas be blessed and you have the best year yet.

locomom on Monday, December 31, 2007:

HE HAS A NEW HAMSTER! Go to flickr.com to see her.

flaunt on Thursday, January 03, 2008:

I'm so sorry for what has happened...
I dont know what else to say, but R.I.P to all of your hammies...

Little Rodents on Friday, January 04, 2008:

Thank you Javi, for the wondorus storys that I had laughed at and Cried at.
Only the one thing I ask Is..
Will you ever write again?

Ori on Sunday, January 06, 2008:

This is so sad.... :'(

home fitness on Tuesday, January 08, 2008:

I enjoyed the hamster stories and will be sad to see you go.

Kawaii on Saturday, January 12, 2008:

Thank you Javi for all those wonderful stories you shared with us. ^^

F.Javier on Thursday, January 17, 2008:

Mi mas sincero pésame,siento mucho
que ya no estén pero me quedo con un
recuerdo muy bonito de sus "aventuras" y de vez en cuando me gustará visitar
el blog aunque no tenga cosas nuevas.

Por lo que he visto te puedo asegurar que en vida estuvierón muy bien atendidos y fuerón muy felices ,y es por ello por lo que debes recordalos con felicidad y no olvides nunca los buenos momentos que te han dado.

No escribo en ingles porque se medio leerlo pero no escribir muy bien.

Sorry I do not speak English

lori in the USA on Friday, January 18, 2008:

when i read about your babies passing, it brought tears to my eyes and made me remember my precious baby "Faith". She died in my hands more that 4 years ago and I still miss her. My hubby shed a tear when she died also and even made a cross for her. I was wondering where all the cute hammie postings went to on Cute Overload. Now I know. "Hamster Hater" I will pray for your soul. You need it.

lori in the USA

jaypo on Saturday, January 26, 2008:

Dearest Javi,
I visited today hoping maybe you got another little hammie. I hope you're doing well with all the changes and that your babies visit you in your dreams. They have hammie angel wings for sure!
Love,
jaypo
USA

Meow House on Wednesday, January 30, 2008:

Javi, I am so sorry. I haven't been here in a while and had no idea. I am so very very sorry. You will see them again someday.

Kristina from Canada on Friday, February 15, 2008:

my condolences. I know how hard it is to loose a baby. i lost 2 of mine(guiney pigs)a couple years ago. I have an other now, but hes getting old.
thank you for your stories. I really enjoyed them. MY hear goes out to you.

some people just have no class (hamster hater). i hope ur pitbull tries to eat U whole.

Alicia Mottur on Thursday, March 06, 2008:

Dear Javi, thank you for your wonderful stories about your sweet little hammies. I know how sad you must feel to lose such good, faithful, lovable little friends. Thank you for keeping your storiues and videos available for us to see over again. I've watched your video of Luna playing with the cables so many times; she was so adorable. Your little ones were so lucky to have you, and to have had such a happy life with someone who loved them so much.
My thoughts go out to you, and I hope you feel better thinking of the good times you all had together.
Alicia (and my hammies Patchy, Cheeky & Smoky)

Moron the hamster man on Saturday, March 15, 2008:

So hard when we lose a loved one, and I love it hard. I have a new hammie named burrow, tightly packed in his new home up my asshole. what a joy!

Some other new pets, we have some rats and roaches, just as lovely as having a hamster in the home, and the constant smell of urine and those lovely little feces dropping, wonderful! The joy of vermin for a pet, what next a bag of trash perhaps.

HamDad on Thursday, March 20, 2008:

Dear Javi,

I feel so badly for your loss. My girlfriend and I have many hamsters of our own understand the love you had for all of yours. I hope in the days since your loss that you have found strength to go on. One day you will be with them all again, and I know they are very much looking foward to that.

Last night we experienced the first loss of one of our babies, Nugget. He was the sweetest thing, and we are very sad that he had to go. He was young for a Roborovski dwarf, not yet 2 years old. We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us and plan to burry him tomorrow. I don't know what more to say.. we loved him dearly and can no longer share our lives with him. Goodbye Nugget, you will always be close in our hearts.

Sonja on Wednesday, March 26, 2008:

I've visited your blog after a long time and I'm sad about this sad ending..
It was always nice and great fun to read your stories and see the cute pictures.
Please continue the blog if there will be a new baru some day ;)

Nice greetings from Germany

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