Sunday, December 24, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
On Tuesday I wrapped Nana's body in the same kind of tissue paper that she liked for her nest. I put her in a small straw box filled with the wood shavings that she liked so much. She would wait there until I could bury her on Saturday.

On Friday night I removed Baru's remains from the big flower pot where I buried him in January. I wrapped them in tissue paper too and put them in another box. He had been buried there because when he passed away it was too cold to go to Mount Takao.
Nana and Baruchito's boxes
Nana on the left, Baru on the right
On Saturday morning I took them to Mount Takao and digged a hole about a meter away from where Flan is buried. I took out Nana and Baru's remains and buried them together with some of their favourite seeds and a bunch of flowers.

Be happy wherever you are now, my little ones.


Valeria on Monday, December 25, 2006:

I'm not sure there is a God, but if there is, surely he has taken note of how large and warm your heart is.

Amy on Monday, December 25, 2006:

Javi, you are the best person a hamster could hope to live with. I'm so glad Flan, Baru, and Nana were able to be with you.

Kate on Monday, December 25, 2006:

I would like to second Amy's comment, and say how impressed I am by the love and care you give your hammies. This is an absolutely charming site and a great tribute to them and you. (((HUGS)))

Nancy on Monday, December 25, 2006:

What a sad duty on Christmas! My heart goes out to you, Javi! Virtual hugs come to you from Florida!

pocketfluff on Monday, December 25, 2006:

I'm not good with words, which is why I hardly comment on blogs, but that was one of the most moving posts I've ever read in a while. Javi, your blog keeps a smile on my face during the most difficult days, and I'd like to give you my best wishes on yours.

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year's. Flan, Baru, and Nana would want you to continue spreading your warmth and love to other hammies.

Meaghan on Monday, December 25, 2006:

I'm so glad your hamsters are all resting together in peace.

Renee on Monday, December 25, 2006:

Yes, I am glad too that your hammies are resting together. Virtual hugs from Canada to you, Javi.

Celia on Monday, December 25, 2006:

What a sweet farewell you gave them.

Jodi on Monday, December 25, 2006:

This is one of the sweetest and most touching posts I've read in a long time. Take care.

lindsy on Monday, December 25, 2006:

take care in hamster heaven

J-Lan on Monday, December 25, 2006:

your hamsters are very lucky to have someone like you watch over and love them.

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, December 25, 2006:

Very moving post, Javi. You and your little ones are in my prayers.

I wish you peace.

Cannibal Julie Rose on Tuesday, December 26, 2006:

Javi, you are truly one of the dearest people on earth. This is so moving, and the perfect way to honor 2 of the greatest little lives ever. I'm still in tears over Nana's passing (& miss Baruchito very much), but right now they're tears of honor. What a wonderful papa you are.

Scamper on Tuesday, December 26, 2006:

Nana would be so happy that you honored
her in such a way and buried her with
her papa Baru. Now she can be with
her mother and father. Bless you,
Javi. I know you are still mourning Nana. She was a special and sweet
hamster. Some day you'll all be
together. Please continue be a good
papa to Luna and Oscar and carry on
your tradition of giving a wonderful
home to hamsters.

Rebecca on Thursday, December 28, 2006:

I'm sitting here with tears rolling down my cheeks. God Bless You, sweetheart.

miu on Sunday, December 31, 2006:

See you all at the Rainbow Bridge!

There is a Hammie Corner where you can meet all your loved ones. And lots of hammie treats of course. :)

jaypo on Sunday, December 31, 2006:

This is a beautiful memento of your dear friends, Javi. I think they love you very much from their view over the Rainbow Bridge.

Wes on Wednesday, January 10, 2007:

I truly know what this is like now. Our hamster that has been ill for almost a month recently died at the age of 2 years, despite ours and our vet's efforts to give her another year of life. I really had no idea how much she meant to me until I sat holding her as she died.

Keep doing this, Javi. It's good to know that other people are open about how much their pets meant to them.

Cassie & Chocolate on Thursday, January 11, 2007:

i'm really sorry that she had died. :-( I started to cry. I hope you guys are okay. I also have a hamster blog. its http://www.cassie.web-princ...

I added you guys for a link! Well good bye! ~Cassie & Chocolate~

Faekitty (Heather) on Monday, March 05, 2007:

Aww. my very best hamster Grey died on Valentines day this year.. it was sad times all around.
Many happy wishes to the other hammies.

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