Friday, April 23, 2010

Goodbye Harry

Yesterday was a blah, boring, just want to take a nap kind of day.  I never got around to posting about anything, and probably wouldn't have come up with anything to say anyway.

And today I'm here to say goodbye to Harry the Hamster.

This morning I was woken by E bursting in my room saying he saw Harry laying in the cage and not moving and asking if that meant he was dead.  I get up to go check it out, as we're walking to the boys room E says that Harry was cold too.  Oh great, I think, how did the fates know I wanted to start my day with a lesson in pet mortality.  And sure enough Harry is laying in the middle of the cage, all stretched out, stiff as a board, eyes closed, cold, and very much dead.

As soon as I pronounced the fate of E's poor hamster he says "Is there such thing as getting a new one from Petco?  Will I have to pay for it with my own money?"  Gee kid, the poor animal hasn't been gone but a few hours and you're wanting to replace him?  How's that for loyalty, remind me not to die, ok?

So, rest in peace Harry (formerly known as Cupcake.)  We didn't know you long (just 2 months since E's birthday,) but you were cute and cuddly and very nice as far as hamsters go.  We will miss you.

1 comment:

Melanie said...

you have a levelheaded kid. :) Bye Harry!