As the chimes rang, Hamlet was gone. An instinct asked me to take a look at Hamlet. We found her not moving. Yesterday late night, while co-owner was feeding her, we noticed she was terribly weak. From the start of this week, there was already an awful strench emitting from her body. I have been keeping her cage clean with constant change of bedding, but it doesn't help. Hamlet finally succumbed to her tumors and passed on peacefully today.
We don't post photos of our hammies' burial up to now. But for Hamlet, I think we do need to keep some posted. She has been a favourite among some readers here, and her time with us brought us much joy. She is probably 2yrs 2mths by now.
It's our dry season, Hamlet's burial was not easy due to the harden ground. This is our usual way of burial. Do not read from here on if you can't stomach the photos.
Hamlet's body in a ziplock (to prevent surrounding flies from attacking while we dig).
Preparing the grave. The soil was ultra hard today.
We pour water in to dissolve the soil for easier digging.
One last look at Hamlet's lifeless body.
The final burial. Hamlet's body is wrapped with tissue before laying to rest.
Rest in peace Hamlet. May you join the Hamsty family at Sunflower valley without anymore sufferings. :(