In Flan's memory

Monday, April 10, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Flan's memorial

IN FLAN'S MEMORY
May 2004 - April 7th 2006

Thank you for all the happy moments and for the wonderful babies that you gave us.

Comments

Rased on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Oh this is so sad.... I wonder about who is going to post next... still, i miss Flan very much. T_T I hope she rests in peace. *wow im the first person to post on this day... sry.. didnt mean to offend... ^_^;;*

Katrina on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I'm sorry about Flan's passing :( She is in Hamster Heaven and I'm sure it's a wonderful place up there. Sorry again about your loss :(

Megan on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Poor little Flan. So very sad.

G.V.F. on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I'm so sorry about your loss. I lost my Cindy Bear last week, it was just awful. We're responsible for these little furry balls of life and when they go its like a big part of us is missing. I hope she is in hamster heaven having a ball with Baru. Take care.

Emily AKA the Matrix Hamster on Monday, April 10, 2006:

:'( :( :( :( So sad, Sorry for your loss :( :( :( :'(

Willy Martinez on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am so sorry to hear your loss, I have enjoyed reading about Flans adventures and know that she will be missed.

Daniel on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Sorry Javi, You looked after Flan well and I am sure that she felt your devotion through her short but happy life. RIP Flan.

Rosie on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I'm sure she felt no pain, and it was peaceful for her when she went. You obviously took great care of her, and I'm sure she felt very loved during her life.
Sorry for your loss, RIP Flan.

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Oh Javi - I'm so very sorry. You and your wife must be heartbroken. I wish you both some peace. I will remember you and sweet Flan in my prayers.

Lynne on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss. Every time there was a new enetry for Flan my heart went out to you. Blessed be, thank you so much for sharing her with us.

Daniel Fitzgerald on Monday, April 10, 2006:

You have suffered a great deal of loss with your Hamsters
Julita
Some of the babies
Baruchito
and now poor Flan. Will you be buying any more Hamsters in the near future?

Ryan on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Why does this seem to pass through your hamsters, it makes everyone sad to see that little hamsters, like Flan, have to leave us at such an early age because of some stupid disease! I'm so sorry, Javi, and your wife must feel the worst also. My best wishes for the remaining hamsters, stay healthy...

Ryan on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Javi, are you going to start posting for Coco now, we haven't heard from him for a long time. I think it was March of last year that he had his last post, how is Coco doing?

Lauren on Monday, April 10, 2006:

At least Flan and Baru are together again. I am so sorry Javi.

Hector Pagoda on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am so very very sorry. I am at work and must go into the restroom because if anyone comes over right now and sees me welling up with tears over a hamster in Japan, they will think I am crazy.

But I know I am not crazy. Thank you Javi for all the love you gave to Flan. You remind me that there are good people in the world among all the bad.

Javi Lavandeira on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Jessica: "the hamsters are ruining this site"? Please explain what they're exactly ruining.

This site is not meant to be a passtime or for your entertainment. This site started as a way to tell people about Baru's life because I found him so charming. Later came the rest of his family.

A hamster's life has many good moments, but as any other life, it has its bad moments too. We have to accept that their lifespan is around 2-3 years and try and make their lives as happy as possible during the time they're with us.

What I'm NOT going to do is hide the sad moments, hide the bitter moments that come with owning any pet. Doing so would mean that I'm more concerned about the success of this website than about my hamsters' lives. And that is not true.

So please, don't come here saying that they're "ruining this site". They're not. This site is about them, both for the good and bad things.

April Lovan on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Indeed -- how can they ruin this site? They are the site! Javi, please keep writing all about your dear pets -- the ups and downs and everything in between. We wait for your posts and thank you for sharing this wonderful tribute to grace and humanity and caring for things outside ourselves.

Hector Pagoda on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Javi, I think Jessica meant well but it didn't come out right. In any case, please keep writing for us, both the good times and bad. Unfortunately animals do not live as long as people, and this makes their time with us all the more special. I hope you will continue to share that special time with us.

Again, you have my deepest sympathies.

faye on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am sorry for your loss...Flan made me smile and laugh because she is so cute.

Lil Brat on Monday, April 10, 2006:

you are in our thoughts and prayers Javi. So sorry for the loss of Flan

Daniel on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I think that Jessica was just trying to say that it is a shame that such sad things have to happen in the lives of your hamsters and hearing about Flan's death brought an air of sorrow onto this usually cheerfull site. again you and your hamsters are in my thoughts. Please keep posting because I am always happy to hear from you and your hamsters.

Bailey on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Beautiful little Flan, her stories always made me laugh. I hope she will enjoy her time in Hamster Heaven with her family as much as she enjoyed her time with you!

Katy M on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of Flan, Javi, but I know she had the best Papa a hamster could have, and I'm sure she was very happy to be taken care of so well by you and your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

Bucky on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am very sorry you lost Flan. She was so wonderful.

Vaguely Urban on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Thank you for being such a sweet little hamster, Flan. We'll miss you!

Judy on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Oh no... I'm really sorry about little Flan! :(

Jackie on Monday, April 10, 2006:

First Baru, now Flan. Who's next, Nana? (oops, I hope that isn't a jinx!). I'm sure Flan is playing with Julita and Baru in hamster heaven.

R.I.P Flan, you ball of fluff.

kochou on Monday, April 10, 2006:

oh, no! not Flan, too. :( you have our deepest condolences.

Kochou, Emi and Cory the Cat

Brie on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am sorry about Flan.

Skwerly on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Pobrecita Flan vivirá por siempre en nuestros corazones.

Resto en paz

liz on Monday, April 10, 2006:

oh, poor flan! i know she is in hamster heaven with baru.

i am so touched that your veterinarian bought you guys flowers. that's the sign of someone who has truly found their calling in life.

Liz on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Que lastima. Lo siento muchisimo.

Rolands Mommy on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I am so sorry to hear about Flan. May she RIP with Baru and Julita. It is so sad when these darlings pass. They should stay with us much longer. My heart goes out to you.

Janina on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I was so sad when I read the heading "In Flans memorie". I couldnt disavow it when I read about her death. But she was very strong for such a little hamster.
I am so sorry for Javi and his wife, and his other hamsters. We will keep them in our mind and prayers!!! Rest in peace Flan!
Janina and her hamster

ekyle on Monday, April 10, 2006:

My deepest condolences,

I have had little furry ones for years, and every single thing you did for Flan, and for the others, are things I have done or would have done....I believe they are aware of it, after passing on, and that loving arrangements really do matter. For it is a part of their life.

Elizabeth

??? on Monday, April 10, 2006:

First Baruchito, now Flan. I hope Nana and Coco post soon...

Caitlin on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I'M SO SORRY ABOUT FLAN but i still think Jessica wasn't trying to be rude she was just....well i agree with Hector it just came out wrong.

Liz on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Your hamsters were very unique in that they didn't just bring you and your family enjoyment, but also to many people all over the world who visited this site. It should be a comfort to you that your little friends made people so happy, they brightened my day many times. Thank you Flan and Baruchito!

Marcos on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Flan, you had the best of lives. Be happy wherever you are.

Antoinette in Florida (Molly-s mommy) on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Javi,
Please know that you & your wife have my condolences. My heart is sad for your loss. She was a beautiful little hamster and had a wonderful life with her loving home. She united many hamster-lovers across the world and brought us joy. We will miss you terribly little Flan. :`(

Paladin on Monday, April 10, 2006:

God Bless Flan and you and your wife. What a sweet little memorial picture.

Trish, Chris & the wee little beasties on Monday, April 10, 2006:

A beautiful resting place you chose, the mountain...

D.S. and Noodle on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Javi, thank you for sharing Flan (and her hamster family) with us. I'm so sorry for your loss but happy that Flan had such a wonderful life with you and your wife and her hamster friends. I'm sure she's playing with Baru and Julita right now. I hope you always have hamsters because you give them a great home and so much love. Take care.

Cheesygirl on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Poor little Flan. I enjoyed reading about her and Baru and the other hammies and I hope you'll continue to take care of more of these sweet creatures and bring us more of their adventures. They're such a joy.

Beth on Monday, April 10, 2006:

I'm so sorry, Javi.

Anoni on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Se me llenan los ojos de lagrimas al saber que flan paso a mejor vida.

ultimamente, la muerte ronda por mi vida....muy triste...

Realmente creo que tenes un temple de acero, yo no podria perder tantos seres queridos en tan poco tiempo.

Te deseo una pronta recuperacion, exitos con tus demas amigos peludos y que pronto vuelva la alegria a tu hogar.
adios
miau

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, April 10, 2006:

Javi - people who haven't opened their homes and their hearths to critters just don't understand. And yes - passing is part of life. I am facing that now with one of my own sweet babies - my cat Bitsy. It always breaks my heart to lose one of my babies; because I love all of my critters so very much. I have spent the majority of my life surrounded by animals - in fact, I couldn't imagine not sharing my home with these other, marvelous lives. Whether your babies are hamsters, mice, hedgehogs or dogs - a critter is a critter. They bring joy and warmth and love. When my Bitsy passes I will weep for her loss, I will cherish my remaining animals, and I will eventually open up my home to another wonderful ball of fur. That's life - that's what happens. I don't understand why anyone would come here who didn't feel exactly that way. I hope you keep the site open and share stories about the rest of your furry family with those of us who visit here.

Sarah on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Javi: I lived with 9 hamsters, (one at a time) for almost 15 years. A few of those years were some of the hardest of my 50 years but my little hamster friends brought me many smiles in spite of my difficulties. It is truly surprising how much those tiny, furry lives can mean when you need a friend. Regardless of how long they or any other type of pets are with us, it is not long enough. Best regards.

alopix on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Hey Javi, don't be sad.

She is not really away, we all will keep her in our hearts. Just like Baru, who is playing right now with Flan...I guarantee
:-)

Farewell
alopix (from Germany - yes, even here we know and love Baru and his friends!!!)

mariser on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Javi and Mei,

so sorry for your loss. I've never had hamsters, so I don't know: do Nana and Coco miss Flan? do they notice there is something different? hugs and sunflower seeds to them.

I want to second others' comments about your vet, dr. Ozawa: he seems very caring and thoughtful. I teared up when he got you flowers in memory of Flan... hamsters are so small, and fragile, and (relatively) not as well known and studied as are dogs and cats.

that dr. Ozawa is willing to use all technology and resources available to help diagnose and treat hamsters speaks very highly of him and his office; the caring and thoughtfulness shows in doing "what it takes" in behalf of a sick hammie.

all the best, mariser

Karin on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

My husband is unfortunately allergic to most things with fur so we have been unable to have any little furry friends of our own. I grew up with a very sweet kitty and so I know how it is to loose a pet (he passed away when I was in college). You have my deepest sympathies as well as those from many around the world. We enjoy sharing a glimpse into the lives of your little ones. I hope the love of all of us help you through this difficult time and when you are ready, please let us know more about Nana and the rest. Take care

Rosie on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

For the fact that all these people have troubled to write their condolences, it is a real sign that Flan was truly loved by many. May she enjoy hamster heaven with Julita and Baruchito.

marie on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Hi Javi,
I've just recently discovered your hamsters' blog and have enjoyed reading about their lives (all the good stuff and the bad). I am so sorry for your loss with Flan (and of course Baru and Julita)... All of your hamsters are so adorable and I love it that they have such a trusting and loving relatioship with you...Take care of yourself and keep us updated about the lives of your other hamsters! Will you be expanding your hamster family?
xo
marie

Romeo & Juliet on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Javi, my condolences to you and your family for the loss of Flan.

I am sure that Jessica does not mean what she commented last. Words of expression must be carefully considered.

Javi, keep posting new stuff on your site for my family and I truly enjoy reading them.

eeyore17026 on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss. What a sweet little girl she was... :-(

kawaii on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

poor poor girl!!

Chubs on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

poor poor flan may she be happy in hammy heaven

Caitlin on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

I know Flan will be happy with the many sunflower seeds in hamster heaven! Still sad to hear the news though!

alison on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

My condolences on the loss of Flan. She seemed very dear.

Beth on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss.

Jack & Jack-s Mom on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Javi,

We're sending condolences from NYC. Flan will be missed greatly. I'm sure Baru was at the "rainbow bridge" to greet her and they will play happily together in heaven

Simon on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

Our family feels for your loss. It should be comforting to know that they are all playing happily together in Hamster Heaven. May Julita, Baruchito and Flan watch over you and keep you safe.

The Lem Family, Hamtaro and Cutie.

Melanie on Tuesday, April 11, 2006:

So sorry to hear about Flan. It was quite a shock - I thought she was recovering.

Francie on Wednesday, April 12, 2006:

Rainbow Bridge is a beautiful place for a lovely little loved hampster! My thoughts and prayers are with those saddened by her passing.

Drewus on Thursday, April 13, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss! To lose 2 dear pets in a span of a few months is horrible. I guess you should think about all the happy times you shared with Flan.

Anonymous on Friday, April 14, 2006:

(:'(
I'm sorry 2 hear u have had another loss, Javi. I want u to know that I have felt this way many times b4. Goodbye, Flan. Btw, u have my sincere condolences.

Nana Wrote: on Friday, April 14, 2006:

Javi,
I'm sorry to hear about Flan. Please coninue to write. You and your wife have my condolences!

Meredith on Friday, April 14, 2006:

Deep sorrow...good night, Flan.

Katy on Wednesday, April 19, 2006:

That's so sad. I hope Flan didn't suffer. I'm so sorry Javi.

Michael on Wednesday, April 19, 2006:

Javi,I am so sorry for your losses so close together.Baru and Flan are missed already.Please don't give up.You are an excelant and caring daddy!My girlfriend and I raise mice(for pets only!!!NO SNAKE FOOD!!!)and they are smart also.We have about 25 mice,1 hamster,2 dogs that we rescued from the animal shelter,1 Ball python,and probably more on the way.Javi,keep on doing what your'e doing!Keep us posted!

English chicks and boys on Saturday, April 22, 2006:

Rest in peace Flan!

I hope Flan didn't suffer, what a sad loss to the hamster world!

Chin Up Javi xxx

Jessica Extreme on Saturday, April 22, 2006:

javi, i am....SO SO SO SO SO SO x100 SORRY!

Petie on Sunday, April 23, 2006:

I'm so sorry. I'm sitting here actually crying for Flan. She was such a cutie, and I know it must be hard to have worked so hard, and then seen her go. But she's with Baruchito, in the big cage in the sky :]

Max on Thursday, April 27, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about Flan - it's absolutely devasting. Hopefully we'll all get through this. My love goes out to you.xxx

;^) on Friday, April 28, 2006:

i'm soooooo sorry. trust me i know what it feels like to lose a pet. that's a cryin shame she died. she'll be missed

gazard on Sunday, April 30, 2006:

RIP, Flan! We will miss u!

sabrina on Monday, May 08, 2006:

hey i love how you made a site all the ones you love i agree that no matter the size they have a hole lot of love in there furry little hearts. I have two iv had them since 6 or 7 different ones theres been many passings but i think that you did everything possibile for your little darlings.

:- on Tuesday, May 09, 2006:

Poor hamster :( I don't have hamster as a pet, i got budgies but anyway, i found this site while surfing the internet with google. I know what it feels to lose something you love. I'm so sorry, but try to cheer up, Flan is in hamster heaven and i think that Flan is happy in there.

Max on Tuesday, May 09, 2006:

I'm really sorry about your loss. Flan was a good hamster and it's really sad to see something like this happen. She's in a better place now. :)

RIP. =(

Carlita(me)Koda and Brownie(my hamsters) on Tuesday, May 09, 2006:

I AM SO DEPRESSED FOR TWO REASONS:1 FLAN IS DEAD AND 2 I HAD MY HAMSTER KODA OUT WHEN I READ THIS AND HE PUT HIS PAWS ONTO HER LOOKED AT ME WITH HIS BIG SAD EYES AND LOOKED BACK AT HER ALMOST SAYING "WHY?".
MY DEEPEST CONSOLESES FROM ALL 3 OF US.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

Kupo-chan on Tuesday, May 09, 2006:

I'm sorry, I know exactly how it feels :'( She's probably so happy right now <3 :3

madison on Monday, May 22, 2006:

i like hamsters

madison on Monday, May 22, 2006:

i like hamsters and i am getting one

Jessica Extreme on Thursday, May 25, 2006:

hey!i remember from long ago that ???was a rude person,how mysterious!

marco polo on Wednesday, May 31, 2006:

you killed it....with your camera and as if you pay for hamster surgery lmaooooo ahh shes rotting in the ground not in a better place

mikki on Friday, June 02, 2006:

i am SO sorry for your loss!! :'( i hope you r ok!! she is probably very happy where she is!

mikki on Friday, June 02, 2006:

baru too? im sorry i didnt know! my deepest sympathy! they are probably very happy together in hammy heaven!!

laputa on Sunday, June 04, 2006:

i hate marco!!!!!!!im so sorry javi!

gvl92 on Monday, June 05, 2006:

flan seemed like an adorable little firecracker, we can rest easy knowing shes in Hamster Heaven now. Even though I found this site after her passing, and I don't know you personally, thank you Javi, for giving this beautiful creature a terrific life. her memory will live on.

iudggdfdsfsdfdfdsfdsf on Monday, June 19, 2006:

I wish i was in hamster heaven, i think it sounds cool

tay on Friday, June 30, 2006:

sorry about ur hamster I lost my babygirl runia she had 12 babies and died the next monin :(

me on Thursday, July 20, 2006:

i know how you feel when i lost my moonbeam on july 20th i cried every five minutes

Sally Kraus on Monday, October 15, 2007:

I liked your site.

Sally Kraus on Monday, October 15, 2007:

I liked your site.

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