Content note: pet death
This isn’t the way I expected to introduce you to Lillie Hammer Hamster. I’d hoped she’d be a part of this blog for a while, but alas, dwarf hamsters don’t live long, and her time with us came to an end this afternoon after just over two years together.
She was an extraordinary cutie, and we’ll miss her so much.
I buried her behind our apartment, just off our patio. This is not a task I expected to use my rock hammer for, but when clay-rich glacial outwash is packed down tight by construction, well, the pick end of a rock hammer is exactly what is required to excavate an appropriate hole. I’ve never been more grateful for my Estwing!
I put our Lillie Hammer Hamster to rest with her favorite hutch and her loofahs, which she also loved (and sometimes turned into art when she wasn’t using them for blankets).
Teeny tiny hamsters don’t have enormous personalities, but she definitely had her adorable little quirks and foibles. She was a joy to have around.
Now she’ll be part of my patio garden. Right now, I’ve just got rocks over her grave, but I’m going to buy a big pot and plant some nice flowers in it, mostly to keep the squirrels out. For now, I’m using coffee.
Rest in peace, little Lils. You gave us much joy, and you’ll always be a part of our little family.