Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuck the Hammie Died 0223hrs Today

Paul & I bought 2 hamsters in February.

Nip aka Skinny. And Tuck aka Fatty.

We were unsure if we should get a pair of same sex hamsters but in the end, decided on a male & female pair. Tuck was pregnant some time ago and gave birth to 6 baby hamsters. But due to reasons unknown to us, none of the babies survived.

It's hard to tell when a hamster is pregnant but watching Tuck's bahaviour last night, it did look like she was in pain and was going into labour.

As we learnt from the first time round, the best thing to do is not to do anything and leave her alone. We're not even supposed to peer into their home as it stresses the mother out.

So off we went to bed at midnight. At about 2am, Paul got up from bed to check on them and found that Tuck was in the middle of giving birth but there seems to be complications. He held her while she took her last breath.

I woke up this morning and saw Nip in their home. I thought it was rather strange that there were some peeled kuachi in a corner. Usually the hamsters would peel it and eat it right away. I thought Tuck was sleeping inside the house.

Then Paul told me this morning that Tuck died. Poor Nip is in mourning!

I'm feeling sad too and am reminded that this is the feeling one gets when your pet dies. This is one reason why getting a pet is not always a good idea. They bring you a lot of joy. But the more joy the bring when they are alive, the sadder you are when they die.

Poor Nip. Poor Tuck.

RIP Tuck. Hope you are in Hammie Heaven with all the kuachi you can eat.


bjmoulton said...

hi Amanda,
This is BJ, LONG TIME NO , 23 YEARS , MY MUM RANG ME TO SAY SHE GOT YOUR CARD, i live in melbourne now , not married yet , engaged and have been with her for 14 years,she is from the circus I left the circus to study film , now im a cinematographer .my mum asked for your parents email so she can get in touch with them. Hope you are well , you can find me on www.myspace.com/gypsygomez , that is my partner ,there are some photos of me on there.

brett said...

hi Amanda , this is bj , thanks for the card , long time no see 23 years ,congrats on getting married , im engaged and have been with my partner for 14 years , my mum wants ur parents email so she can get in touch with them , hope all is good , good to here from you.

Bubbles said...

Fantastic to hear from ya. Yup ..... 23 years ... how about that .... I was hoping that someone was still at that address and you'll get the card. Okay will go find u on mysoace now!

Anonymous said...

Is this blog no longer active? You haven't written for ages. Do write about your new job. Have been following the ups and downs of your work life with interest. :)

Bubbles said...

I am! I am! Hmmm doesn't seem like it huh? That's cos work (again) is all consuming. I just don't have time for anything else. It's midnight and I'm still working. Madness or what? But have no fear I am working on a special project, and I will be back......