Farewell, Baru

Saturday, January 28, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Yesterday morning when I woke up Baru was sleeping quietly in his nest. This last week his legs had been very weak and he had been sleeping in weird positions, but this time he was lying as he usually did before getting ill. He had been able to poop.

I went to the kitchen and prepared some warm water for cleaning him. When I took him in my hand his body felt cold. After cleaning I tried to feed him small bits of cucumber, but he didn't eat any. I put a warm patch under his nest and went to work.

I came back home at lunch time and opened his cage to check his condition. When I took him his little body was still warm, but he had already left for the Hamster Heaven. He went in his sleep apparently without pain. His face was calm.

It took me some time to put him back on his nest. What I was feeling was a mix of sorrow for his death and relief because he wasn't suffering anymore.

I wanted to bury him in Mount Takao, as we did with Julita, but now in winter it's too cold to go there, so we buried him in a mini-garden in my terrace and put some flowers around him. In summer I plan to take him to Mt. Takao.

He had a long and happy life. He was a wonderful hamster. He will not be forgotten.

Comments

Randee on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

You will be missed, Baru! I hope there's a wheel and an endless supply of tofu and veggies in hamster heaven....

Riyo on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

bye bye baru hammie
it was good knowing you
hope ur nest is always warm
and ur food dish always full
bye baru...

The Fat Lady Sings on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I'm so sorry, Javi. He had a wonderful life. He was lucky to have you. Take care.

nwc on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Javi, take comfort in knowing that his life was wonderful because you and "Mama" were in it. I'm certain that he felt your love and dedication throughout his life and especially during this final illness.

Safe travels Baru...

Judy on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Oh no... :'(

Goodbye little hamster... Thank you for sharing your stories to everyone on the Internet. People all over the world will be thinking about you...

I'm really sorry, Javi. :( I love my pets very much, and it's very sad when they have to go away... :(

Gail Reilly on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Farewell, little Baru. I only knew you for a little while, but I know from this blog that you were loved very much.

Yushi on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Goodbye Baru, thank you for bringing us so much joy and I wish you all the best in hammy heaven with all the treats you can think of.
"Dont' cry because it's over, smile because it happened."
We are all very lucky to be able to meet you (online that is), cannot stress that enough. Once again, thank you and good bye...

:Launa on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Haiku for Baru:

Baru the hamster
spreads love through the internet
find peace in heaven

leah on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

:( Good bye little one.

Jae on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

God Speed Baru. Javi, I am so sorry that your buddy is gone.
Now I'm explaining to a friend about crying about a little hamster in Japan. (Weird looks. lol)

Sniffles. With love from CA. Jae

Denise on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

This is so very sad. He was so sweet. I am glad he went peacfully though. My condolences to you and his mama.

Sylvia in SC, USA on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Dear Baru's Dad,

I've been reading about Baruchito and praying for you both. It would not seem possible to be touched so by a sweet little hammie across the world. Still, I am so sad he is gone. I know you miss him, but you have a good heart and know he's safe and not suffering now. I pray for you now also not to suffer. Our furry friends will all play together in heaven! :)

meg on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Goodbye Sweet little Baru, thank you for sharing your life with us. You brought me many smiles. God bless you.

Maika on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I'm so sorry little Baru is gone, but I am also so very pleased that you took such great care of him and chose to share him with all of us. Thank you and take care.

Jude on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Bye bye Baru
It sounds like you were a wonderful hamster.

It is very hard to explain why one is crying on the computer at work about a hamster one has never met who lived in a totally different country, but that was Baru's magic. :-)

leafy on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

My condolences to your family. He was a sweet little guy and he knew he was loved very much.

mle on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Baru was loved in his life and there can be nothing more wonderful than that. You gave him an incredible time here, Javi.

Maki, Michael and I wish you the best and will always smile when we remember little Baru.

Ida on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

The little guy had a great life and shared it with us all here. Live it up in heaven Baru! Peace! :D

dkla on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Oh, so very sorry and sad to hear this. Sweet little Baru, you touched so many hearts, so unexpectedly. Condolences and warm wishes to your papa and mama who love you so. Goodbye, little friend. Wishing you all the treats and playtime in Hamster Heaven that your little heart desires.

bunnygirl on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

To die in one's sleep, loved and cared for at an advanced age is a privilege even many humans don't get. He had a charmed life and a peaceful passing. I have no doubt he knew what a lucky boy he was.

Descansa en paz, Baruchito.

kate elizabeth on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Oh, Javi. You are such a wonderful pet owner and Baru was so, so lucky to have you. I am thinking of you both and hope you are doing ok. <3

choco & lola on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

We will miss you, Baru! But we know you had a very happy time here, and we know our big brother Lamma will take good care of you where you are now. Thank you for making such a nice homecage so that we could get to know you.

boosgirl on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I am glad to hear that Baru is with his siblings and other hamster friends in hammy heaven. I had so hoped he would make it

Trish and Christopher on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I'm glad that you were able to be of comfort to Baru in his last days, and he could be at home when his time came. May we all be so fortunate to be with people who love us when we pass...

Mabel-s Poppa on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

we will miss tou Buru

boosgirl on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

That should have been I'm sad that Baru is gone...but happy that he's with his siblings in hamster heaven. My deepest sympathies to you.

Ariel and Emma on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Goodbye Baru! We will miss you greatly...

pixelsmom on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I am so sorry to hear about Baru! My husband introduced me to your site this week and I have been watching it intently for the last few days. I thought he was going to make it from the post you wrote yesterday. He looked like such a happy hamster too! You obviously took the best care of him that you could. God Bless

asahi on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

goodbye baru! :(

maybe the flea shot for dogs was too potent for him :(

Beth on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Javi, my condolences to you, Mama, Flan and Baru's children. You and Baru were very lucky to been in each other's lives.

Goodbye, Baru! The memory of your sweet little face will forever bring a smile to mine.

Shawna on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I can't believe I'm in tears about a hamster I never even met... I can only imagine what you're going through. Be strong and remember the good times. Baruchito had a wonderful life with you.

Regan on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

maybe this isnt much comfort right now,
But if ever a hamster lived a meaningful life, its this little guy. There arent so many things in tis life that can touch people and bring them together in the way that Baru's story has. My faith in the human race has been steadily restored over the last three days of reading this blog.
I am so sorry to see him go, but I am glad he went peacefully, so loved, and I beleive he loved you back.
You and Mama are wonderful people to give so much to something so little. We can all learn from that, and as a matter of fact, reading up through all of those comments, I think it is very obvious that alot of us have.
Rest in Peace Baru, thanks for letting us know you
Regan, Ng, Bob and Taxi(in memory)

PS: I hope you keep this blog going, I think we all have a vested interest in Flan and Nana's escapades too.

bentong on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I have been reading about Baru's life for a while. However, this is my first time posting. I just really want to say must first and the lost words to Baru. "Farewell Baru. You are soo cute. I will miss you."

Jenny on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I am sitting here at 12:39 a.m. in my pajamas, and I am crying my eyes out. I have made it a point to visit this website every single day to see what new adventures Baruchito has gone on. Today he went on the biggest adventure of them all. I am deeply saddened by your loss, and at the same time very happy for the wonderful new addition in heaven.
I send you the sincerest of condolences. My cats, rats, mouse and I are all thinking of you. Baru was incredibly lucky to have you as his papa :)

Ginger on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Baru, why did you have to leave for hamster heaven? I wish you didn't have to go so soon. I will miss you. Ginger will especially miss you. We will all miss you. From all the fans of Baruchito's HomeCage, we'll be waiting for you on the other side, and farewell, my tiny little friend. You have built up the biggest family on this site, and yet, you have lost it all in just a matter of seconds. However, we will be parted soon my friend, for everyone goes to heaven. Bye forever, Baruchito.

P.S. We all love you and support you as much as Javi did, bye...

J-Lan on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

i'm so sorry. i will miss you baru.

Tigger on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I had to come check in on him today, see how he was.

I'm so sorry. I've lost pets and know how hard it can be. As bad as it sounds I'm glad he went on his own, intead of you having to have him put to sleep.

Hugs coming your way....

Claire on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

So sad. You will be missed :(

Allison on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Condolences to Javi, Mama, and his family and friends. Rest in peace, Baru. We know you're in hamster heaven, and we will surely miss you!

Ksenia from Dallas on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

I am so very sorry!
--
I've traveled the pathway before you
I've made you the person of my day
But now that I've gone on before you
It's only to show you the way.

Diana on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Farewell Baru, cutest hamster who ever lived. You and your smile will be missed. Have fun in hamster heaven :-*

Maude and Bessie on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

Oh no! We're so sad for you, Javi! But we know that Baru is happy, playing in the green fields over the rainbow bridge. What a sweet little guy! All our love, Maude and Bessie.

melanie on Saturday, January 28, 2006:

i have been keeping up with the posts since baru got sick... i'm so sorry to hear that he's gone. i could tell that you loved him very much. he was a lucky hamster.

Claudia on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

The world is changing thanks to you and the internet and your little Baru. You have touched hearts around the globe. Blessings to you!

nella on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Oh, no, too sad! I knew him via cuteoverload.com and he was just the cutest! I'm so sorry! :o(
Poor little mouse.

Elisabeth on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sorry. :( I really wanted him to get better. He was a lucky guy and very loved.

jenthegreat on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss.
Baru was so very loved. :)
I know he was thankful for every minute you gave him.

Thank you for sharing him with us.

Demian on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

(ToT)/~~
Sayonara, Baru Chan!

Taphs on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Baru was a very little friend for a lot hearts around the world. I will miss you. I still smile when I remember the day you eaten internet :)

Cowshark on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

So sad to see Baru gone, but it's good to know that he was so loved in his life. I discovered this blog only recently, but I loved reading Baruchito's posts. Enjoy Hammie Heaven, Baru...

Demian on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

.. . |\_/|
. M/ o.o \M
//(__W__)\\
. . mm mm

Lil' Baru in heaven...

kaori from fukui prefecture in japan on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

hi, Baru.
please tell my hamsters, Chii&Igamaru, how to make a homecage in the internet. so i can leave some coments.
anyway, time to say g'bye now.
i love you and thank you for your sweet smiles, Baru.

kaori from fukui prefecture in japan on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

javi! please don't change the name of this blog.

1Dgaf on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Oh dear. :(

Tarlia on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm sorry for your loss, Javi. Every time my RSS reader shows a new update from here, I jump a little... hoping it's not the one telling us that Baru left for greener pastures. I thought from the last post that he was gonna make it too, but I guess that goofy hamster smile was just to tell you it's ok. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Godspeed, little one.

puddingdog on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

so sorry to hear about it.. my deepest condolences. take care ya.

Marcos on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

We'll miss you very much, Baru. Little fellas like you make everything worth while.

Erika on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

NOOOOOOOO!!!! IT won't be Baruchito's home page without Baruchito!!! waaaaaa (T-T) I am sooooooo sorry!!!!! Baru had an awesome life with you tho. I bet he's in hammie heaven paradise...like that one time he found the bag of sunflower seeds...lol God bless Baru and I'll pray for him tongith!!!!! LOTS of luv!!!!

Mucina on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Dear Baru, we and Mucina (our Hamster) will never forget you!!

Kisses,
Mucina (Hamster),
Beatrice (Cat),
Frankie (Cat),
Katia (Human)
and Ivano (Human)

Kimberly on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My condolences to you...thank you for sharing Baru's life with us. I wish we could all help to take your sadness from you.

Farewell, Baru.

blackcat on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

oh, baru.

i'm so sorry, javi. he knows you loved him so much, and kept him comfortable in his last days. the world is better for baru and the tlc he got from you - he's a lucky little hamster.

farewell, baruchito! godspeed into the west.

blackcat on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

and i don't think you should abandon or rename this blog, either. keep it as a memorial to baruchito and julita. we all love it so much!

Becka & Pets on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

good bye sweet baru we love you and no you never will be forgotten

Ashley on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Good-bye Baru. Prayers from South Carolina for you, Javi.

Mel on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry Javi! It is very obvious that he had a really wonderful little hammie life, and he was so lucky to have such a dedicated owner!

He'll be missed, very missed. My condolances...

me jezabel on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

OH Javi..........

My heart is full for you. You are an amazing man. Thank you for sharing Baru's life with us. In some tiny way you made this planet better by showing the purest form of love and compassion.

Baru de Largo Vivo!!

Cynthia on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

He was lucky to have you as a parent. You took very good care of him. I'm sorry for your loss - our furry children bless us for such a brief time.

mariser on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi,

our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Baru had a long and wonderful life which ended peacefully. we are very sad, and will hug our hammie Charlie extra today in Baruchito's memory.

mariser and ando

golfwidow on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so very sorry.

maccabeth on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry for your loss, Javi and "mama". You both are great hamster parents and took such loving care of him. Thanks so much for sharing this blog with us all. It certainly made me appreciate my little hammies even more! Keep up this site. I look forward to hearing from your other hammies! My thoughts are with you, mama and Baruchito. Maybe he's playing with my hamsters Bubulu and Maedchen!

Rolandsmommy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry about dear Baru. He will be missed around the world. My condolences to you, Javi, he was very lucky to have you. He led a long, happy life which is all any of us can hope for. And he will live on through his hamster babies.

Alice, Singapore on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My condolences, Javi.

Had many smiles from reading about Baru's life, and its saddening to know that he is gone.

For the past few days, I was praying hard that Baru will live throu this.

May Baru find peace and happiness in hamster heaven...

Regards,
Alice, Singapore

PJ on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi,
I am so very sorry to read of Baru's passing. It was easy to see from your posts how much you loved him.
We will all miss him very much.
Sending you a big hug from Australia.

spvwolfy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am sorry about dear, sweet Baru!! My heart goes out to you! You gave him a wonderful, wonderful life!! Hugs to you!! I am truely sorrry for your loss!!

hamsterchat on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My Condolences too Javi, you are a great Dad and fortunatelly he travel to the hammy heaven quiet and peacefull. Un Gran Abrazo para vos y un recuerdo para Baru de Parte de Rodo, de Argentina
(y Ardi, mi hamster, en el recuerdo)

db on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My friend and I will be toasting Baru's life tonight with a shot of the best tequila.

frances on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

byebye baru, you were a lovely hamster, from what i have read, and you had a loving home. your papa was so kind. me and my hamster will be thinking about you all.

Paladin on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sad that our tiny ambassador Baru has gone on and left us back in this world. Baru spread love and touched people all over the world in his sweet, gentle, and innocent little way. Of course this will always be Baruchito's Homecage no matter who the members are. Condolences from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Valentine-s mom on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi,
I am so sorry for your loss. Baru was so loved! I think he must have been the most loved hamster ever! You took such good care of him. He was lucky to have you as his owner. Please keep posting as we would still like to know how you are doing during this time. Baru has entered and touched all of our hearts and we are all sad. We are grateful for his life and how he made us smile. He will be greatly missed.

Pissy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sorry for the loss of little Baru..... :(

Such a sweet hammy.

You were SUCH a good hammy dad to him.

*hugs*
Pissy
Lower Alabama, USA

Sarah on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry, Javi.

Farewell, Baruchito..

Lauren on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

So sorry to hear the news, Javi. You and Baru are in our thoughts here in North Carolina, USA. You loved him well and he knows it.

Baru is across the rainbow bridge now with many of my loved ones as well. I know they'll be friends...

What will we read now each day? We'll miss your posts!

trixie the hamster on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

oh my god. baru's in heaven. i can't believe it. i mean when my husband stich died he wasn't enen 1 years old. not 2 or 3. he was 8 months opld and i was 5. now im 8 months old. good luck baru ill miss you sniff sniff

trixie the hamster on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

visit my hamster website
http://profile.myspace.com/...

trixie the hamster on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Melissa on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

So sorry to hear that. Baru tried very hard, he was quite the fighter to live so long. Hopefully now he's running happily and eating yummy things with my hamster Gus.

George, Y & C on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

George the hamster has decided to give a minutes silence to comemorate Baru's death. He will be greatly missed... I'm sure Baru will get his angelwings

Valentine-s mom on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I looked at all of Baru's old blogs as a memorial. I posted his link on my own blog and gave him a posting at http://www.xanga.com/yukidog. I am very sad. I will really miss Baru. I hope that he is happy running in a green field somewhere with tofu in his cheeks and playing with my hammie, Valentine. She was always really fond of Baru. Miss you Baru so much!! (sniff, sniff)

Brian / Indianapolis, Indiana on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Baru and Javi, thanks for all of your wonderful posts. That supercute little furball will be so missed, since he made such an impression of love around the world. My thoughts are with you Javi, and I hope you feel relief soon that little Baru is on the side of endless places to run and find sunflower seeds. You are a very good hamsterdaddy. I hope to read posts about the other hammies here in the future.

Wendy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Wherever he was running to on that wheel - he's finally gotten there.

Farewell Baruchito.

My hammie (Renfield) left a few weeks ago too. Tickle him for me?

Amy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry Javi. Thanks for sharing your loving story with us. Rest in peace Baru, you are one of the most loved hammies ever!

Washington, DC on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi, I am very sorry for your loss. Your efforts to help Baru get better were commendable and inspiring. I think every pet owner understands and shares your loss. I hope to hear some of the adventures of your other hamsters. As a dog owner, I never understood why anyone would have a hamster. Now I do. What a funny place, the internet...

Renee, Chris, and Mickey in Calgary on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Much love to you, Javi, and everyone grieving Baru. You will be reunited again when those sweet whiskers twitch excitedly at Rainbow Bridge and Baru comes to meet you. Baru had a wonderfully long life full of love from all over the world, and it is a blessing that he passed peacefully. Thank you, Javi, for enriching all our lives by sharing the adventures of little Baru. :)

Shannon on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about sweet little Baru.

He has crossed the Rainbow Bridge and iw playing with his friends, now.

Peace and love to you, Baru's Papa. We have you in our thoughts.

*hugs*

mcc on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

bye baby.

Rosee on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sorry Javi to hear your sad news. I really was rooting for him. You did an amazing job taking care of him, and I know he knew that.
Lots of love

Mirta on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Lamento mucho que esto haya ocurrido. Disfruté mucho de tu página. Un cariño para vos
Mirta, desde Argentina

LKP on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I loved reading about Baru... he was clearly well-loved and had an excellent family. I know how sad it is to lose a friend...may the sadness soon be replaced with only happy memories.
Lori K-NYC

The late Franklin-s Mama on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

my sincerest condolences to you and your hammy family! i will miss baru-chan very much, but i am happy to know that he is no longer in pain! i hope that he is having tons of fun in hammy heaven, perhaps he has made friends with my franklins & te-tes (a.k.a. theodore) up there!

Anne Copeland, Lomita, CA on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sad for you for Little Baru. I loved reading the little stories about his little life. He brought joy to a lot of folks.

Peace and blessings, Baru, Annie

Casey on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Goodbye, little hammie. And to his Dad, you gave him the best life he could have ever had. He was a very lucky hamster.

Now the hamster heaven has another similing little face!

Beth on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about Baru. He will be missed.

Brooks on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about Baru! He did seem to have a wonderful life, and was such a cutie! We love you, Baru!

WhiteLily on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Warmest wishes to you in your time of grief. I'm sorry to hear he's gone but comforted to know he went painlessly. *hugs*

Jan on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Goodbye Baru, make sure you say hello to my Maltese, Brandii, after you cross the rainbow bridge. I lost my Brandii 5 weeks ago.

Javi, much love to you and Baru.

Jan in Tampa, Florida

Caitlin on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I can't believe it.....but i'm happy he went without any pain.

Angus and Misha on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

There are wet eyes in Pennsylvania.
We'll all miss Baru, and we wish the global circle of love one gentle little Hammy named Baru inspired could rub off on the whole world, not just us animal people.
We too take comfort that he slipped away safe on his own nest.
Angus and Misha (and their human Janet)

Sven on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Dear Javi,
many thanks for making Baru and his fellow hamsters such a beautiful hamster life! I wish all other pets all over the world would be loved like Baru was loved by you. Rest in peace Baru.
Sven from Germany

goofy girl on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear that. :(

Anita on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

He will be missed.

Jakob Kallin on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

You will be missed, Baru. Rest in peace.

Amy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Bye Bye Baru, you will be missed by so many.

saturn_grrrl on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about Baru.

Jae on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I have a picture in my mind of Baru sitting on my gran's lap in heaven. She'll take good care of him til you join them down the road Javi. (sob)

Ace on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Here is a very special site that can provide comfort to people who have lost beloved pets.
http://www.petloss.com/poem...

I have not been here for very long, but have come to love this little hamster and his life as told by his papa. I will miss him.

Mandy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I started reading only a couple of weeks ago. But already I feel like I've lost a friend.
I'll miss you, Baru.

Madison on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

We're so sad for you...we lost our hamster Teddy a while back. Maybe they can play together in hamster heaven!

Love Madison (Age 4)

April in Boston, USA on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry Javi... farewell sweet Baruchito...

Becci on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

We're so sorry to hear about little Baru. I'm sure he knew how much you loved him and how hard you worked to make him comfortable. Animals can always tell these things.

He will be missed!!

Makoiyi on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

This will be my first post, and sadly it has to be on the day that one has to say farewell...I just found out via Cute Overload and have since (in the past 1-2 hours that I have been reading his archives) gained an attachment...My condolences and my farewell to Baru. May he rest in peace...

rian on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news. I only started reading about a month ago but I will miss Baru very much. He was such a sweet, smart little hamster.

Farewell, sweet Baru. You will be missed by many people around the world, people you've never met but whose lives you touched nonetheless.

BatTanaka on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Look at all the love one hamster has brought to the world. What a meaningful life; many people do not accomplish so much. He was truly amazing, and half his magic was from you, Javi.
I hope his legacy can live on, and there is some comfort for you despite the sadness.

Jennifer on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Poor little guy! God Bless you! You know, he is in a better place. Don't feel bad.

Catherine on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My Deepest Sympathy.

K`shandra on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

G'bye, little one. I'm sure Julita was waiting for him on the Rainbow Bridge.

PEtra on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Oh, ... how sad, Javi ... :-(
I won't forget how often little Baru put a smile on my face. You're both in my thoughts. Hugs, PEtra

Lauren on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Bye Baru! =( It's very sad you're gone, but now you can hang out with my hammies Popcorn and Zinnia in Hamster Heaven. Much love, little guy. <333

Effy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Byebye, Baru! I miss you already.

Have a nice time in Hamster Heaven though :)
<3

Espilonarge on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

*ears hang low and whimpers* Bye little guy.. *cries*

rachel on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

i am so sorry about Baru. i loved reading about him. you were a fabulous and caring papa to him.

xoxo

Nancy and rabbits Jezzie and Satin on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Condolences from Tampa, Florida USA. Isn't it strange how such tiny creatures can leave such a big empty space in our hearts? Thank you, Javi, for letting us all share the time you had with Baru. I hope you'll keep the "homecage" updated - Nana seems to have a lot to say, too.
Thoughts and prayers for you, Javi. I hope it helps reading all these commments and knowing how much Baru meant to us, all over the world.

Kate on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sad....at least he went peacefully. I miss him already....safe trip, Baru.

Josh in Indiana, USA on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi, I am really sorry about Baru. I take comfort in the fact that you were such a caring owner and gave him a great life. Best wishes.

Anne on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss.

If everyone on earth loved at least one creature and cared for them as well as you cared for Baru, there would truly be peace on earth. Thank you for adding a little bit of love to the world.

chunkstyle on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Godspeed Baru. You were a great hamster.

Carolina on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry, really.
Cute little Baru was very loved, and he will never be forgotten.

Michelle on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Good bye little one- play with my guinea pig Gruff in heaven and watch over Javi.
Play in the meadows at Rainbow Bridge little one.. I only just read about you, but what a beautiful little fur-kid you are!


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together.
There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....


Javi- pleas visit us at Rainbow Bridge and talk to us about darling little Javi- we are here to listen and to help you with the loss of your darling little one.
With hugs
Michelle- Thunders mummy xoxox
http://216.105.107.82:8080/...

Northern Lass, UK on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My deepest condolences Javi. I was deeply touched by your honesty in sharing your feelings and the last, brave days of little Baru with the world. It brought back memories of my own sweet hamster Samwe who died a long time ago, but who is always missed.
Baru was lucky to have such a caring and devoted papa and I'm sure his last thoughts were of you tenderly holding him and feeding him tasty treats. Farewell Baru!

AzN MoNk on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

:( aww and i just knew this website :'( i wish baru could stay longer..farewell little one and i hope u have a good afterlife :)

Cowboy Andy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

All this life is but a temporary wish we dream for a short sweet moment. The best we can provide is love and comfort to those around us. We are all one, even the wee creatures and summer breeze. From one, to one, with a short dream between. Peace.

beeps on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Farewell, Brave Baru. Thank you so much for bringing us such joy. Sincere condolences Javi and thank you for sharing something so precioius, so generously.
Namaste.

Mamamoon on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Big condolences, Javi - hope you're doing alright! Baruchito will be missed!

Dana on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. You are a great pet owner, and he was a great hamster. God bless.

Katie on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

One more teary eye over here for little Baru. He was a grand fine hamster and he will be missed.

casey on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Farewell, sweet Baru. Javi, our condolences for your loss. :(

- casey & assorted furkids

another fan of baru on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

you know, "baruch" is hebrew for "blessed," so "baruchito" must mean "little blessed one."

let's all be thankful for the little blessed ones who bring us smiles!

Gregor on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I saw a shooting star last night. Maybe it was Baru on his voyage into his next life. Don't be sad, Javi, one day you a Baru will be happy together again. You are a good papa and thank you for sharing Baru with us all.
Bless you.

Melissa on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Oh Javi, I am so sorry for you and mama about the loss of your sweet little Baruchito. He was fortunate to have such a loving owner, and I think he was probably in peace when he went to hamster heaven because of your caring efforts to make him well. Positive thoughts coming your way from Wisconsin.

Stevie on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi,
I am very sorry for your loss. I loved Baru's stories, and I can tell from all the comments here that he was very important to so many people. I think that a life that touches so many is very well lived. I hope that you will be able to continue your hamster stories here too, but for now, please focus on taking care of yourself and do whatever is best for you. Everyone grieves in a different way, so don't hold yourself up to any expectations--whether you cry a lot or a little or not at all, whether you think of sad things or remember the good times--all of it is part of how you yourself remember Baru. Please rest if you need to, and take all the time you need to deal with your loss. As always, my warm thoughts are with you.

Debbie in Seattle, WA, USA on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sorry to read about Baru. I was introducted to him on cuteoverload.com, and loved reading about him and seeing his photos. You are the best ever hamster dad, Javi, and Baru was very lucky to have spent a happy life with you.

Rachel on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I just got my first hamster last week.

i am so, so sorry to hear of your loss.

Julie on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

farewell, sweet baruchito! you will be missed by so many!

Cindy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so very sorry to hear about Baru. He is in a better place now, with no pain, no sickness. Rest in peace, Little One.

Kat on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

So very very sorry. I lost two hamsters before... I know the pain :(
Goodbye, sweet little Baru.

Arikel on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I lost a really loved hamster myself and I know that's SO hard... I really loved Baru's stories, he was a lovely hamster... *ok, now I'm crying...* I'm so so sorry...

Goodbye, Baru, I'm sure you're in Heaven, you deserve it!

Chrissy on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi - Please let me add my condolences for little Baru's passing. He was so lucky to have such a wonderful Papa and Mama. Hang in there - I know how difficult it is to lose a pet. But hopefully it will help knowing that there are people all over the world thinking of you!

Carphone on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi,
Know that Baru is having a wonderful time in Hamster Heaven and he is smiling down at you.

villanelle on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

so sad to hear of your loss. he was such a cute little guy and that smile on his face is priceless!

Caitlin in Chicago on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Javi,
Like so many others, I've had to explain why I was crying for a hamster half way around the world. Please know you're not alone in your loss and that Baruchito lived a very happy life in your care. You're an awesome hamster dad!

SassyGirl on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My sympathies to you and thank you for all the care you gave little Baru. He is at peace now.

Kai on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

awww.. my condolence to you and your pet :( it's always hard when a loved one dies. I just hope for the best for you and Baru.

cenoxo on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Baruchito will be remembered as a good and honorable hamster, and a credit to his people.

Goodbye, Little One.

Michelle on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Goodbye Baru... I only first saw your page a couple of days ago, but felt bad for the little guy. If there is a Hamster Heaven he is surely in it.

Sheila on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

It's nice to see a blog for a little hampster, it really is. I can tell how much you cared for Baruchito, and other pets you may have had, and may have in the future. My condolences, he was very cute and seemed like the friendliest little hampster there could ever be.

Jennifer on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My condolences go out to you and I am sorry for your loss. While I wish he could have been around a little longer, I'm glad that Baru is in heaven without pain. I will miss him very much and you and he both are in my prayers.

jenny: birdballet@gmail.com on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

Thinking good thoughts for you and yours. I can't believe how attached I have become to little Baru. Thank you for sharing, and take care and be gentle. Much love.

Pinky on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

rest in peace Baru ... you will be missed ...

Tom D on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I've only known about Baru for a few weeks now (cuteoverload.com), but this is really a terrible piece of news. I love your site. You obviously really love your pet, and it comes through in every little posting.

Poor little bear.

Shannon on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

My condolences go out to you and I am sorry for your loss. I've been following this site for ages now, and I had a good cry over Baru today. You are a wonderful hamster daddy, and Baru was deeply loved. Peace be with you all.

Michele on Sunday, January 29, 2006:

I am so sorry to hear of Baru's death. He was so fortunate to have such a loving dad. You did everything in Baru's best interests, and always gave him everything a hamster could ask for. I know you will miss Baru very much. We in cyberspace will miss him too!

eliiiiza on Monday, January 30, 2006:

aww. i'm sorry. i cried so much when my hamster died (almost 3 years ago, i even have the date down in my planner) and i tried to bury him in the park near our apartment, but i think some gardeners dug him back up. =[

Apu on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I'm very sorry to hear it. Good wishes to you.

Gaunt Noir on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I'm so sorry. I loved so much this funny ham ham, I hope he can eat a lot of delicius heaven's sun flower!

snappy on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Noooooooo!!! :'(
Goodbye Baru - i hope hamster heaven is nice and that there's a never ending supply of lovely food for you.

anonymuis on Monday, January 30, 2006:

my deepest condolence, been nice reading about Baru's activities. May Baru find peace in heaven. Farewell baru!

gabbi on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Bless little Baru, forever warm in gods loving palms

Liz on Monday, January 30, 2006:

aww, I'm so sorry bout Baru. He sure hung in there. Though little guy. ¢¾

Whatsername on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I'll miss you, little Baru. Your happy memories will live on forever =)

megan on Monday, January 30, 2006:

My sister and I had a little cry over Baru last night. WE hope that Flan and Nana are ok.

Ninni, Finland on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I´m so sorry :´(

Harfia on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Don't worry man, your little friend is in a better place now. All of us here (my friends and I) prayed a lot for your little hamster, or as my friend Hania called him 'Hammie'. We all hope that Flan & Nana are nice and healthy. (You see the main reason we became so attached to your hamsters was cause you don't get them here)

Elizabeth from Baton Rouge, LA on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I am so very sorry. I will miss Baru very much. I am very sad for your loss today, and I know that many have been praying for him- it must have been time for him to go. And still I am am so sad that he's gone. I've never even seen him in person and I miss him.

kina on Monday, January 30, 2006:

My condolence to you.
I will miss sweet little Baru.

Juan Brito on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Baru siempre estaras en nuestro corazon gracias a ti comense a valorar a mis hamsters y aprendi que hasta tu luchaste por seguir con nosotros pero no pudiste el cielo de los hamster necesitaba un angel y tu fuiste el indicado esto no es un adios si no un hasta luego TE QUEREMOS BARU

JB on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Baru´s dad: baru is the beter it is an angel and he is with us don´t cry because this isn`t bye this is an i see you later ok baru is with God

Martyn on Monday, January 30, 2006:

@}->-

Rest In Peace, Baru.

Juan Brito on Monday, January 30, 2006:

baruchito nunca me olvidare de tu lucha por la vida pero hay un Dios que te ha llamad a de jar este mundo no te preocupes por papa el estara contento y no triste por que sabe que tu estas en un lugar mejor a mi me dolio mucho la noticia yo he estado al pendiente d e ti porestas dos ultimas semanas y creeme no es nada facil admitir la separacion de alguien que has cuidado con muchop amor y que ha sido como unhijo o un hermanito javi lomas que te puedo decir es que consugas otro hamster para que ne le veas que baru siempre estara al pendiente de ti en todo y que este donde este el estera al pendiente de ti y que nunca se va a apartar de tu aldo ok mi mas sentidfo pesame sigue adelante y nunca te olvides de baru que ten por seguro que el te estara vigilando este donde este por que tu fuiste unverdadero padre para el cuidate y no te preocupes

Leslie on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Thank you so much for sharing Baru and his family with all of us. He was a very special presence, and part of what made him so special is that you are special in the beautiful way you cared for him and showed us his life. I have two beloved pets myself and I only hope that when their final days come, I can take care of them as faithfully and lovingly as you cared for your special little guy. Godspeed, Baru!

Ali on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I'm so sorry to hear about little Baru. I always logged on to see how he was getting on, and he never failed to make me smile.

But I'm heartened by the way he was loved by so many people who followed his diary. So many creatures are harmed by human action, but this goes to show that even a little hamster can amuse and endear so many, and remind us to care and respect fellow animals, as did the whale in the Thames recently.

You will be missed Baru!

Fabio on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Addio Baru, ci mancherai...
Greetings from Italy...

vigilae on Monday, January 30, 2006:

G'bye sweet little dude. You were so wonderful. :(

Lil Brat on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Bye Baru, Please tell my Choppy that I miss him and you will be missed very much as well. I am sad to see you go but atleast you feel no pain anymore. With love always,
Lil Brat

Demery on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Goodbye, Baru. You will be missed, little one.

kochou on Monday, January 30, 2006:

we'll miss you little guy! no doubt you'll be watching over everything in hamster heaven. ::cheers::

-kochou

Molly on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Farewell, sweet Baru. I'll miss reading about your cute little hammie antics. My hamster Geronimo and I send our love and condolences.

gerbil owner on Monday, January 30, 2006:

i am so sorry for your loss. i just found about him recently.

r.i.p. baru

christa on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Goodbye, Baru! RIP.

He looks exactly like my Boris, a dear hammie I had several years ago. I know he brought you as much joy as she brought me.

m. on Monday, January 30, 2006:

oh, poor thing! i'm glad he had a long and healthy life. goodbye Baru!! we all will miss you!
@->----
RIP

pulsinghammyheart on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I bought my first teddy bear hamster, named Hank, this summer on a whim. But then he started to annoy me. No one would take him, so I decided to plot his death. I was going to *okay...I'm shaking now...omg, i;m crying. i feel SOoOoOo bad* i was going to put pencil lead in his food. untli a friend showed me this webset. it made me appareciate hank in a way i hadn't known. without this touching story o f baru..hank would have crossed the rainbor bridge. thank you, baru. in death you saved a life.

shesells_bunnies on Monday, January 30, 2006:

seriously, i dont think hamsters go to heaven. i mean, why should they? would God really favor a little fluff over a person of flesh and blood? my priest always told me that heaven is reserved for good christians, so unless Baru was practicing his faith (his brain's not real big...is it?), then i doubt it. but maybe god will sentence him to eternal purgatory or something medoicre like that. peace and luv. BYE.


i truly am sorry for your loss :(

Jenny on Monday, January 30, 2006:

That was EXTREMELY uncalled for, shesells. To make a comment like that when somebody is grieving shows that you are not capable of ANY FEELING WHATSOEVER. If you were trying to be funny, you failed. Miserably. Shame on you. >=(

R.I.P. on Monday, January 30, 2006:

i am sorry dear baru i will miss you and all your lovely tales. if we were ment to live for ever im afraid their would be way to many hamsters on the loose but no worry! evrybodys running around in hamie heaven where there are vast plains so it cant get crowded.
Oh!! and i agree with Jenny that was totaly uncalled for and discompasionate shesells, i cant believe you.
tears to become your river and smiles to light the way, baru, rest in peace and forever be serene.

Harry on Monday, January 30, 2006:

We will miss you, Baru! Thank you for all the smiles you have given us.

Piggles The Dwarf Hamster on Monday, January 30, 2006:

=(...Baru was cute hamster,an energetic one too!he lived a long life of about three years,past his life expectancy even!lets remember him as the hamster wholived a long energetic life....i hope I hamster doesnt see Baruchito too soon....=(

Kate on Monday, January 30, 2006:

Rest in Peace, Baruchito. May you find all that you loved down here waiting for you up in heaven.

Jennifer on Monday, January 30, 2006:

I am so sorry for your loss. Even the littlest creatures can have such a profound effect on us. He will be quite the celebrity in Hamster Heaven though :)

Michelle on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Baruchito was an inspiration and we all will miss him.

Sherry on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Poor Baru, bless him in hammie heaven

Jennifer on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Dear Papa,
I hope your next hamster will be as animated, witty, and helpful as Baruchito.
Love,
Jennifer

Mark on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

I hope that on my last day that somebody I love will hold me and feed me cucumber slices. I'm sorry for your loss and hope your memories will always be happy.

annia on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

i am crying my eyes out here too cos I really can relate to you how sad it is to loose a beloved pet. It reminded me of the death of my last hamster who our vet put to death too cos he was sick :( its so sad. I feel with you.

REAL_WORLD on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Papa, first off, I am sorry for your loss. It must be very hard to lose a pet in such a way. Secondly, to Jenny and R.I.P (who cannot spell, i.e. "discompassionate" is not a word and totally...like TOTALLY has 2 l's), just b/c someone doesn't live in a world of unicorns and Rainbow Bridges does not dictate their "lack of conscience." If you were truly deep people, you would understand that there are larger concerns that SHOULD attract your "compassion" (America's homeless, the war in Iraq, etc.). If you spend your days in blissful oblivion--wishing that "hammy heaven" is a place where all good rodents go--then, frankly, you're the one with the problem. (And by the way, shesells, poor little Jenny isn't used to dark humor...if you were kidding). If it really bothers someone that another person (with....a differing opinion) doesn't believe in a serene, heavenly hamster afterlife, then said someone needs to focus their strong viewpoints on....something with actual substance. Sorry, again, Papa.

Shai in Houston on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Baru was a wonderful little guy, who brought such happiness to so many people all around the world. We were lucky to know him, and we'll miss his fuzzy self a great deal. Thanks for letting us share in his life.

Benny & Jenny on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Rest in peace lovely Baruchito, your cuteness will never be forgotten
:-)

Silvia on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Thank you Javi, first of all for sharing you precious moments with Baru. Your greatest relief must come from the people that followed his life (and yours), maybe forgeting that everything isn't forever. Thank you as well for doing such a great job, with him and his Homecage. Lots of love from Barcelona, Spain for the rest of the hammies.
PS: I really hope you continue to post in this page, which could serve as a tribute to Baru!

save on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Farewell Baru, we'll miss you.

Jamie on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

*<3*<3*Rest in peace Baru*<3*<3***

hannah on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

byebye Bura,
hope u will see my susu in the hammie haven.

Shana on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

Awwwwww, See you in HEaven sweet little Hamster! We will miss you! :(

becky on Tuesday, January 31, 2006:

i'm so sorry for your loss. i'm crying, after having read your post because my hamster, oreo, passed away last spring, and i was really attached to him. so i certainly know how you feel. and i also understand feeling relieved that your beloved hammie is no longer suffering. perhaps baru and oreo are hanging out in hamster heaven.

*big hugs*

Jenny on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

To REAL_WORLD: I am not oblivious to the fact that there are more horrible tragedies than a hamster dying taking place in our world. The point I was trying to make to shesells was to THINK before you say something that might hurt somebody. Their comment was very misplaced considering that somebody experienced the loss of a loved one..even if it was "just" a hamster. Both shesells and you, REAL_WORLD, have your own opinions and I respect them. Just find a more suitable time to express them, that's all.

Rowan on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

I just discovered this blog a couple months ago and have enjoyed reading about Baru every day.
You have been a phenomenal caretaker for him and I am sure one of the reasons he went so peacefully.
Goddess Bless you both!!

Kasia on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

Hi Javi, I only recently discovered your blog through cuteoverload and I must say I am amazed! It is just about the most loving thing I have seen anyone do for anyone, let alone for their little hamster who can't read it!! You must be a very special guy and I am terribly sorry for your loss. Baru obviously meant the world to you and I hope wherever he is now, he's always warm and just by the cage of the red and blue thing. xx

Cindy from Holland on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

I loved your stories Baru. I will miss you!

Sofie on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

I have followed this website for some time now and have loved reading about Baru's, and all the other hamsters' escapades. I'm so sorry to hear that Baru passed away after his illness - but he clearly lived a long and contented life, not least because of the love and care given to him by you, Papa. I look forward to hearing about what his little hamster friends get up to in the future!

Sorry for your loss Papa and Mama...

orie on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

baru! i will miss you!. :( farewell.you've been sucha wonderful hamster. god needed another little angle and he picked you! be happy in hamster heaven. everyone loves you!!!!

eileen on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

no, no, no! bye bye little baru! i will miss u 2 much!

The Golden D on Wednesday, February 01, 2006:

Adios Baruchito, adios...i will miss you.

NigelHam on Thursday, February 02, 2006:

Goodbye, Baru! Your fan club in NYC was rooting for you.

galahad on Thursday, February 02, 2006:

fAREWELL Baru! Ci mancherai....

Liz on Thursday, February 02, 2006:

Baru had a wonderful life with a wonderful owner.
Unfortunately it was his time to go :(
just like all of us, it will be our turn to go someday.
so all you can do, is make the best of life.

JLC on Friday, February 03, 2006:

So sad to read about Baru. He looked so much like our little hamster, Chloe. After a short (but agonizing) illness, she passed away on January 9th. They may be small, but the heartbreak is big.

Edward on Friday, February 03, 2006:

I don't know you, and probably never will. But I have a lot of respect for your care and love, and am deeply sorry for your loss. You made a wonderful life for a creature...even if you never do anything else, maybe that's enough. My thoughts are with you, and may you always remember how good your friend had it in this world, thanks to you.

Teri from Seattle on Friday, February 03, 2006:

Papa-
Thank you for sharing your little Baruchito with us. We will miss the little fluffer.
My condolences to you.

hamsterlover on Saturday, February 04, 2006:

ooooooooo nooooooooooooo baru my pal! it's a better place up there...waaaaaaaaaa

Sara on Saturday, February 04, 2006:

My condolences to you, Javi. Baru was such an adorable hamster and he was VERY lucky to have you as an owner. You took such wonderful care of him, and for that I admire you, even though I am all the way over here in America. Baru, I sure do hope there are TONS of sunflower seeds and cucumbers in hamster heaven!! Once again, my condolences to you, Javi, and some advice: Just think of all the happy times you two had together, and remember, Baru will forever be in your heart!!

Hammy luver on Monday, February 06, 2006:

Bibi Baru my hamster died 2 weeks ago I really miss him .

GHOST OF SNUFFLESES PAST on Wednesday, February 15, 2006:

i am so sry baru,i could just fell the power in your little body as i swept down to take your ghostly soul to the hamster heaven(its called glamora just so you know)i burrow at the interburrow of hamfield lane and seed st. vist me some time for sunflower seed a nd milk.ill be wating(sniff,sniff)

Peanutbutter on Saturday, February 18, 2006:

We will always miss baru and his energetic little soul. He has crossed the rainbow bridge, and is very happy there. he can run, sniff, and eat sunflower seeds, yogurt, and cucumber all day long.

Mave Lawler on Sunday, February 19, 2006:

Dear Javi,

I'm so sorry about the death of your little friend Baru. (I am new to your blog, but I'm glad I visited). Your other hamster friends are indeed fortunate to be in the care of such a loving spirit.

Regards,

Maveline in Chicago

Siobhan on Monday, February 20, 2006:

My hamster died last month and I still miss him. I used to read Baru's sweet little comments and look forward to seeing Monkey when I got home. It is hard, but at least he died peacfully. And he was so so loved.

Niki on Saturday, March 04, 2006:

I remember my first hamster. he looked very similar to yours but had a lot more fur. By the looks of your pictures, they both passed the same way. It was quite sad watching him. He was the sweetest thing. I felt bad when he was sick ... I tried my best to make it easy for him. It was quite a long time ago but I still miss him.

jhessycuhhhh on Wednesday, March 08, 2006:

awwe my hammy died too. yeah it kinda sucks.

Magdalena POLAND Warsaw on Thursday, March 09, 2006:

I'm so sorry... I also had two hamsters and one mouse, and they died to... Now I have a dog, but I still miss my little friends...

I know it's hard to you, but I hope you will adopt a new hamster-baby soon :)

Take care of your hammy-little-lady

Daniel on Monday, March 13, 2006:

Bye Baru Dude. I hope you meet some of my old hamsters in heaven although watch out for fudge (who only lived ten months) coz she was crazy. You would like her though.

Ann on Thursday, March 16, 2006:

i just found this site and god, this post almost made me cry
for all i read and saw Baru was a great hamster
Ive had a lot of roedors in my life and i remember everyone of them and keep them in my heart
awesome site

Kira on Wednesday, March 22, 2006:

i was surfing through the internet and i found this site. i adore hamsters and i think that baru was really awesome and cute. i did see my teacher's hamster,Bess, die once and it was horrible. she died of old age though...i feel so sorry for baru!!! i'm sure he's doing fine where ever he is...
this site touched my heart

Elizabeth on Tuesday, April 04, 2006:

I'm really really sorry for your loss, It must be very hard for you. I remember when my hamster died. It took me months to get over but I did. But he was in pain but now his not. His looking down on you. Smiling. :)

Chocolate the Hampster on Wednesday, April 05, 2006:

I'm so sorry I just hope I live as long as Baru did. i just hope he has a good time in hampster Heaven.

Diana Chan, England on Thursday, April 13, 2006:

dear, Javi and Mamma,
i hope you have got over this sad period of time, i have read most of these comments, and read all of the blogs about the sweet and cute, famous baru, he is very brave, and lucky, to have such loving, and caring parents, i feel very unhappy too, for you, Javi and mamma. i'm sure, the presence of Baru, had, attracte many others to come and read, this sad story, but although, now we cannot see Baru, we will always remember and meet up together, on this lovely memoirs of Baru site. Baru, wherever you are, this site is for you. Have fun, and peace, in hammie heaven, eat as much tofu, and yoghurt as you like, you are NOT fat, you are just chubby, and cute.
Diana, England
P.S. everyone around the whole world cares and loves this sweet and innocent hammie, Baru, rest in peace.

MandyTT on Saturday, April 15, 2006:

You wont believe Im actually crying. But i bet he's having fun with cute girly hamsters in heaven, so I'll stop crying. too touching

anabel on Wednesday, April 19, 2006:

thats so sad.i'm so sorry.i was about to cry

anabel on Wednesday, April 19, 2006:

i'm so sorry

puggybutt on Saturday, April 22, 2006:

im soooooooooosrry that your baru passed away he was such a nice and cuddly hamter and made me laugh alot thnk you baru for sharing me your thoughts and feelings on the internet people around the world will be thinking about you i hope you like hamster heaven your the best

Travis on Saturday, April 22, 2006:

im sorry about youre hamster.My family and i have hamsters.It's hard every time i lose one.we miss you baru!!!!!

Chippy on Thursday, April 27, 2006:

I've made a Haiku dedicated to Flan.. RIP

Flan, you are like rain.
Falling from the sky is good,
But bad when you land.

x

Jimmy on Thursday, May 04, 2006:

I am in tears from your website and I even named my hamster (who died at not even 1 year old) Baruchito.
I'm a bad hamster dad

Dariyn Harvey on Sunday, May 07, 2006:

Wow. I had four hamsters just die. Two just died. One choked on food and the other fell down the stairs. Its crazy they have to go that way though. My condolences to you.

puggybutt on Sunday, May 07, 2006:

im sooooooo sry yoo were a wonderful hamster and yoo made me laugh its soooo sad to c u go iam in tears yoo were such a wonderful hamster and brought such joy to the web site *sigh* i hope that yoo like hammy heavin i hope it has unlimited tofu there i wish yoo the best and to yr daddy 2

fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!! on Monday, May 08, 2006:

fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!fuck you all homo hammy lovers!!!!!!!

bestiality is freakish!!!

hannah on Tuesday, May 09, 2006:

omg it iz so sad dat he died i waz nearly cryin :'(

hannah on Tuesday, May 09, 2006:

omfg hu eva dat fuk u all homo hammy lovers iz ill twat em bad stile grrr:@

samantha on Thursday, May 11, 2006:

ohhhh hamster died

Dean Jen Zoe and Chet on Monday, May 15, 2006:

Come on u lot wots goin on? Flan Flan the little bent man. Baru Baru lets go to the zoo. hammy heaven. safe travels Baru RIP Flan. flyyyyy flyyyyy

Zoe on Monday, May 15, 2006:

u r a legend m8. these hamster perves need to sort it out

gvl92 on Monday, June 05, 2006:

i know its been a few months but i thought id offer my condolences. keep your chin up and remember that baru is having a GREAT time in Hammy Heaven, and you gave him a terrific life! here's a poem for him:

baruchito
cute as a button
put a smile on everyones face
an incredibly special hamster
never to be forgotten

love, g.

Remy on Saturday, June 24, 2006:

NNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will all miss you Baru!!!
T_T

Daniel Fitzgerald on Tuesday, August 15, 2006:

HOW IS THIS WEBSITE BEASTIALITY. IT IS MERELY A SIGN OF DEVOTION TO A PET WHICH IS LARGE PART OF SOMEONES LIFE. EXCUSE MY LANGUAGE BUT I THINK YOU ARE FUCKING SICK

Thomas Gish on Tuesday, March 27, 2007:

Baru was such a special little guy. God Bless you for the love you gave him.

I have 11 Syrian's and 2 of my older males have been having the same symptoms. Cold, wetness in their breathing and sleeping in funny positions. I put a heating pad under their glass house to keep them warm, maintaining body heat is very important. I have been treating them with ENACARD 5mg for their heart and Furosemide syrup 1% 10mg to keep the fluid from building up in their chest. This is under a vet's supervision of course. I was amazed at their recovery, it's like they were young again. Hamster owners please look into this as a possible treatment for your little ones if you noticed these symptoms.

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