Happy Christmas - Happy Hamstermas to aph!

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Happy Christmas - Happy Hamstermas to aph!

Post by Frits Dumortie » Fri, 27 Dec 2002 03:29:21



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
my behalf.

Frits

 
 
 

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Post by TheHamsterL » Fri, 27 Dec 2002 12:18:21


special hammie hugs to you too frits!

witloof all around!

and get well soon!  merry christmas ^_^

jimmy ^_^

Frits Dumortier :
<<
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
my behalf.

Frits

 >>

 
 
 

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Post by Piema » Sat, 28 Dec 2002 05:48:24


Yes I must agree it has been both a joyous year, and a year for sadness as
well . I have certainly had my share of support this year and I too am truly
grateful to all my friends here at aph. We have shared a lot of memories
together. I wish you continued happiness Frits. And tell that *** flu bug
to get lossed!
You friend,
Sean

--
http://www.moonsgarden.com/

 
 
 

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Post by Gai » Sat, 28 Dec 2002 10:24:58


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Quote:
> Hammy holidays to you all and give all your hammies a special huggie on
> my behalf.

> Frits

You've really said it all, Frits.  :)
Well wishes your way,
Gail &
 her Meaghan and Thomas
 
 
 

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Post by Wendy U » Sat, 28 Dec 2002 19:42:55


Frits Dumortier
: 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)
....

Oh my, I hope you are recovering, you poor man -- big hugs from me!

: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!
...

What a lovely thing to say and you are so right!  I've made many
friends here and over the rest of the Net, some really special
friends.  The hamster group is almost unique, full of kind, fun loving
and crazy people who love their hamsters deeply and are quick to help
others when ever they can.  I hope everyone here, had a nice Christmas,
one way or another and had at least one dream come true! :)

I would also like to give special thanks to Gail, who has a very kind and
generous heart and once again, has sent wonderful hamster gifts to
us in the UK -- I even got my first Wodent Wheel, curtesy of Gail! ;)
I would also like to to thank Citizen, more hamster gifts, yet another
generous friend -- I was truly knocked over by such generosity from
both Gail and Citizen and feel very special!

Just to add, I would like to thank also, the late 'Hippo' who's caregiver,
instant miso, sent all of Hippos, toys and accessories and cage to me and
I couldn't be more thankful -- Hippo was obviously one lucky hamster, he
had so much!

Thanks everyone for their emails and support over the past year and I
look forward to being with you all next year and of course, meeting new
members of the aph!

Sorry, I've rambled..hehe

Wendy
www.rodentrefuge.co.uk

ps.. don't forget to support this newsgroups FAQ next year, lets not have
all that information go to waste!

 
 
 

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Post by Pauli » Mon, 30 Dec 2002 15:29:26


Quote:

> Sorry, I've rambled..hehe

> Wendy
> www.rodentrefuge.co.uk

> ps.. don't forget to support this newsgroups FAQ next year, lets not have
> all that information go to waste!

Could you give us all a quick pointer or tutarial as to how to add to
the FAQ? Also, maybe you and others could point out (like you've
already been doing) what you (and others) deem to be good info for the
FAQ?

Thanks,
Pauline Punkin and Boo

 
 
 

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Post by Wendy U » Tue, 31 Dec 2002 03:55:09


Pauline
: Could you give us all a quick pointer or tutarial as to how to add to
: the FAQ? Also, maybe you and others could point out (like you've
: already been doing) what you (and others) deem to be good info for the
: FAQ?
..

This newsgroups link is:

www.rodentrefuge.co.uk/hamsterfaq.html  I host the hamster faq
at my website.  The Faq is for all hamster lovers and anything you
want to add, share etc. let me know via email or via this newsgroup.
Anything that is hamster related and is something we all can benefit
from, whether it be a serious or fun, as long as it is hamster related,
is accepted! ;o)

If you see something that you think shouldn't be at the faq, then let
me know.

Wendy
--
www.rodentrefuge.co.uk

 
 
 

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Post by star » Thu, 02 Jan 2003 05:53:46


Frits Dumortier:

Quote:
> 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
> my behalf.

> Frits

Frits, thank you for that beautiful note.  I think you summed up how many of
us feel - this is a wonderful group, isn't it?
Belated happy holidays to you, and I hope you are feeling better!
Scruffles to the hams!

Happy New Year!

Jeanne

 
 
 

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Post by Aliso » Sun, 05 Jan 2003 09:20:20



Quote:
> I even got my first Wodent Wheel, curtesy of Gail! ;)

Wendy, do tell, what do you and the hamsters think of it?!

Alison
and the resident Wodent Wheel ***s Dougal and Nanook
and Imp, who has two smaller dwarf-sized wheels instead

 
 
 

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Post by Wendy U » Sun, 05 Jan 2003 09:58:47


Alison :
: Wendy, do tell, what do you and the hamsters think of it?!
..

Haha..well, William has been given the Wodent Wheel and he
is driving me up the bloomin' wall! LOL..It's free standing in
his cage, doesn't it take up a lot of room?  Anyway, William
grabs the stand and tips the wheel over and continues
to hold the stand in his mouth and bang, bang, bang, bang..
do ya get the picture?! ;o)  All other times, he does run it and
seems to like it, but to William, a wheels a wheel.  It's
a quiet wheel, I can hear it, but it's a quiet sound, if you
get my meaning?

It's big, it's ugly, but gets the thumbs up from me, so far!

Wendy :)
--
www.rodentrefuge.co.uk

 
 
 

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Post by Aliso » Mon, 06 Jan 2003 11:33:47



Quote:
> Haha..well, William has been given the Wodent Wheel and he
> is driving me up the bloomin' wall!

Well, if you'd asked us to name a hamster *not* to give it to I think
several of us would have said WIlLIAM!  Neither of mine have thought of
biting the base, although they have knocked them over by digging
underneath, he'll try that tomorrow.

Alison