For Jem


Jem was my second oldest hamster. She passed away last week.

She had gotten wet tail and I had her on medicine, but she didn’t get better.

It was very sudden. She had come out of her house and looked over at me. She had actually looked like she was getting better. Then I looked over again only a minute later and she was laying on the bottom of her cage dying.

I miss her….I wish I could have done more.

I just hope she knows that I love her and is okay where she is now.


Jem And Shana

Last week I shared a few pictures of me with Salem. I figured I’d share a few more but one of me with Jem and one of me with Shana. Since today is National Pet Day, I thought this would be a great day to share these pictures.



Say Hello To Shana!

I’m sure all of you remember that Luigi passed away in December. I wasn’t able to get another hamster because where I usually buy hamsters are in Lancaster and it’s not safe to drive our vehicle out-of-town.

The one pet store in my town sells Guinea Pigs, Mice and Rats. I asked the owner if he would be able to get me a hamster and he told me he would let me know. Friday last week he called and said he would have a hamster in for me on Monday.

The new hamster is a girl and she’s really small because she’s pretty young yet. I named her Shana after the one character from the Jem and the Holograms show.

Shana was scared at first, but once we got her home, she calmed down. She settled in quickly and in less than hour, she was already bugging us to get out consistently.

Shana is a sweet little hamster and everyone here loves her.




R.I.P. Luigi

Luigi passed away. He hasn’t been well for at least a few weeks, but I still didn’t give up hope he’d get well. I never do. I was giving him different things, like vitamins in his water, that seemed to be helping.

I miss him. I really do. I wish I could have made him better. I know he was the oldest of my hamsters. I think we’ve had him for about two years now, but I wanted him to pass away because he was old, not from some illness.

I think he is okay now, though. I dreamed of him last night and in the dream, he wasn’t sick. He looked like the hamster I remember from before he got sick.

I miss you, Luigi. I’ll never forget you, little guy.

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These two pictures were from about a month ago. Luigi was eating food on the bed.

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This was from earlier this year.