Tuesday, August 08, 2006

(June 2004-Aug 2006)

Today we had to take Pepper to the vets and sadly he had to be put to sleep. He had developed a cancerous tumour in his neck and this had either spread to his spine or was compressing his spinal cord and when we woke this morning he had completely lost the use of his back legs. We decided that it was not fair to let him suffer just because we wanted to keep him with us a little longer.

He was just over two years old and in hamster terms he was an 'old man', however, he was sweet, kind and active until the end. He was loved by everyone who met him due to his sweet temperament and gentleness.

He will remain in our thoughts and will be hugely missed.


Suzie said...

So sorry to hear about your loss... Pepper looks like a real sweetie.

Rosie said...

So very sad, sometimes the smallest creatures have the biggest impact, don't they. And I'm sorry not to have got in touch before: couldn't find your email address (actually have 2 but wasn't sure which to use!)

take care and we really will meet at a KTog soon (though I can't make the last one this month now, as I'll be working away from home for a couple of days!)