Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Saying Goodbye to Amelia


I adopted Amelia, my little baby with the Stitch ear, at the start of this year (see here) and I can honestly say, I am so glad I did because I loved her to bits and she brought all of us a lot of happiness.  I lost her a few months ago but I was too sad to post about it at the time.   Of course I am still sad and my flat still feels empty without her but the feelings are not as raw now.

Adopting her and losing her so quickly (7 months) was hard to deal with, especially when it was so sudden but I knew it was a risk when I adopted her because we didn’t know how old she was.  She went peacefully, snuggled up to daddy Tartan Bones.   He noticed that she was out of her bed during the day and acting a bit funny, so he picked her up to keep an eye on her.  She went to sleep and passed away.  As heartbroken as I am, I am glad Amelia was with my dad because he was her absolute favourite human in the world.  If you are a regular reader, you’ll know that my other hamster Napoli preferred him too.   He’s the hamster whisperer!

I am glad I adopted her because I could tell how happy she was with us.  I knew I might not get a lot of time with her because her age was unknown but I wanted to make every day of it a happy day and I think I succeeded at that.  She loved all her humans and loved playing with us, especially my dad.  She escaped from her cage once and I swear to God, she actually found her way to my dad’s bedroom and climbed up onto his bed and woke him up!   He got such a fright hahaha!   Have you ever heard the likes of it?!  I think that was a clear indication of who her favourite was…

Amelia was found in the woods so she had a rough start to life but she more than made up for that when she came to live with us.  She got all the toys a hamster could ever need but she loved her wheel and her tunnels the best.   She got a cooked breakfast every day (honestly) and her faves were boiled eggs or porridge.   She lived in a huge Guinea Pig cage, slept in a home made hamster bed (thanks dad) and she even used little face-cloths as blankets the same way Napoli did.  She had lots of room for toys and room to run around, she was so spoilt.  Most importantly, she was loved and she definitely knew it!

Adopting an animal and giving them a second chance at life is very rewarding and I’m blessed to have been lucky enough to adopt Amelia.  She had a lovely, trusting personality and I really miss her sweet little nature.  I miss seeing her every night and watching her run around nuts.  I hope my beautiful girl is waiting at Rainbow Bridge for me, with her big brothers and sisters.

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