R.I.P Alvin..

Happy Merdeka Day everyone. I know it’s a bit delayed but better late than never.. Merdeka was spent by watching the firecrackers war at my housing area sharp 12 midnight. It was like “who’s the loudest” competition. I slept at about 1.30 pm because I was trying to finish beading my baju raya.

The title?? ALVIN – the name given to our hamster, which we bought January this year. He was 1 and half months old when we brought him home. It was only the next day, we bought Awin, his spouse coz we saw that he was so itchy to mate already.

Alvin was a Syrian breed (Scientific Name: Mesocritus Auratus) or famously known as Golden Hamsters. It has golden fur and a white underbelly. So thus Awin, what differentiate them only the patches pattern on their back. Alvin was the tamest hamster I’ve ever had. He fed from my fingers and whenever I visited him, he would stand up as if asking to be fed. He was different from Awin as Awin is an aggressive female hamster.

Alvin and his family
Throughout 9 months of living with us, he had fathered close to 30 offsprings, which some we sold to the pet shop nearby. Some we kept so that they can mate and produce more offspring. We have 3 pairs of parents now, which we named Dotti and Ewan for the females, and Straight and Putih for the males. Their names are actually derived from the patterns on their back. Dotti is very patchful, and Ewan is the first offspring that survived. Straight only has one black line behind his back, and Putih has less golden patch, it is almost white.

I didn’t realize that he was already dead by the time I fed them yesterday morning. I thought he was sleeping as they spent most of their day time sleeping. I just pat his back and nothing seems unusual. As always, Awin would be jumping up and down, I guess from the excitement getting the food.

By dusk, my routine is also checking on their cages. I was a bit curious as Alvin didn’t even wake up. I thought the worst and I poked him a little. He didn’t move. Then I shook him slightly harder then I noticed his body was cold and hard. He died peacefully as if he was sleeping.

Then I told my husband that Alvin died. Like me, he also took affection of Alvin as he was a nice hamster. After breakfast yesterday, my hubby dug a hole at the backyard and I wrapped Alvin nicely in used sheet and buried him. I would never think I would shed tears for this little animal but I did. My son put a flower on the burial ground and said goodbye. Oh…dramatic..

Anyway, rest in peace Alvin. Hope we treated you well enough and let your offspring to continue your legacy..

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MsXeRoZ Nicole said...

Oh dear,
Poor Alvin. May it rest in peace.

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