Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Not So Happy Start to the New Year

We had a funeral today.  It's hard starting out the brand new year with something sad.   My animal loving daughter found her special hamster dead in it's cage on Monday night.   While Mocha had been acting a little bit unusual the last couple of days, her death  was sudden and unexpected. She just had her 1st birthday, so she should have had more hamster time to live.  

Dec 18, 2012 - Dec 30, 2013

I adored Mocha too.  She was a very pretty hamster.  Her fur was a mix of red, brown and yellow.  She was super sweet, and a bit ornery.  I think she loved my daughter, as much as my daughter loved her.  

It was not easy having the funeral today.  The weather made it even more difficult. We had the funeral on a day when it snowed. It snowed, all day long.  The ground was frozen,  but we did not want to leave her body sitting in the garage any longer. Kara was avoiding going into the garage.  Kara's dad had to start a small fire under our big tree, to warm up the ground enough to dig a hole.  The big beautiful tree in our backyard has become the final resting place for a few of our animals, so at least she is not alone. 

The funeral was short.  We were very cold, and Kara did not feel up to saying anything.  She  did not have time to make Mocha a headstone yet, but she will.  For now her grave is marked with a smiling ladybug.   Rest in Peace sweet girl. We will miss you! 

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