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November 4th, 2009 at 09:07 am

My daughter's rodents all passed away in October. The hamster died first. Then exactly two weeks later one mouse died. Our oldest mouse, who was getting thin and arthritic, died two days later.

Cause: unknown

They are all buried by one of the trees in our yard. They each had a private ceremony. A simple unmarked rock identifies each grave.

We all grieved in our own ways. Someone wanted to get a bird. Someone had tears. A couple of us felt relief from the costs and time involved in caring for them. They are missed. Even the cats seem lost!

Financially: no bedding, food, cleaning supplies to buy. The cages and accessories are up for sale on craigslist.

3 Responses to “Some News”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh, that's so sad to lose them all at once like that! At least you still have other pets around...

  2. mjrube94 Says:

    Sorry to hear that. Our hamster will be 2 in February. Not sure how long they typically last, but I sure will be said when she goes...

  3. frugaltexan75 Says:

    I'm sorry to hear that. My first year of teaching I went through three rats in about 5 months (classroom pets) before finally giving up on the idea. Gave my students first-hand experience with death. Frown

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