Hi dear hamster friends,
Well, staying in bed with a sudden flu is not my idea of enjoying
Christmas time but hey, I'm feeling a little better now. So I'm trying
to look at it from the bright side! ;o)
I'm certainly not the first one to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and
Merry Hamstermas, I'm even a little bit late, but here goes anyway:
There are way too many names to mention individually but I wish all of
you at this newsgroup a very very Merry Christmas time. You've all been
a great support during some very difficult times: the sudden passing of
Fonske and Lieveke are still very vivid in my memory. The arrival of
Fonske 2 and Tineke certainly were a great joy but did not fade the
memory of these fine friends. And I'm sure and hope they never will.
There was also the illness of Fientje from which she never fully
recovered. She became even more introvert, but she's still holding on to
life with such an admirable strength! I wish she may stay with us for
still some time to come. But that is not entirely in my hands, is it?
She may not move around very actively anymore - that's old age I guess -
but she still enjoys a good piece of broccoli, cauliflower, 'witloof'
;o) cookie, ... and I'm grateful for that. She is the last of her litter
so she's a little special to me.
There have been so many beloved hammies here who have crossed the
rainbow bridge this year and all of you in this group of experts and
even more important real hamster friends were a great support during
these times of grief. And it certainly was a joy when you shared your
happy hammy moments as well. These little fellows really can make us cry
and smile! Once again a BIG BIG thank you. You're a great bunch of guys,
and girls! ;o), and let's continue the good work next year as well!
Hammy holidays to you all and give all your hammies a special huggie on