A tragedy struck our house today. Our pet hamster, Sweetie Petey, of 6 months or so died. I was on my way out for some sun, adult conversation and fun afternoon of kayaking when I decided to check on Sweetie Petey. Just wanted to make sure she was feed and watered and when I tapped on her sleeping area she did not stir as usual. Urgh was my first thought. Then I panicked, called Ray and left a whispered message. Now what…. Call Robin my handy neighbor who has answers to life’s many questions. She said she would come to help after suggesting I flush it down the toilet. How silly that I can not handle the death of one dead rodent. I was more worried on what to do with it and what to tell the kiddos. Well two pair of gloves and a Meijer bag (that is use #56 for those things) and the family pet was ready for the afterworld. I told the kids that Sweetie Petey has died and the first thing they wanted to do was see it. Is this a boy thing or just a curious kid thing? So crisis averted and now they are on to fantazing of the next pet that will find a home in our house. My answer…. I don’t think so. We need a few cats to kick the bucket first 🙂
Funny thing is, when I finally got a hold of hubby he is quite sad about Sweetie Petey. She was a good hamster, I’ll admit that but he wanted me to have a funeral procession for her instead of placing her lovingly in her Meijer veil while she awaits Monday morning curb side assistance. You know what I am getting at.