DAY 74 – Goodbye, Latte

Wow, I have missed a week of blogging. I didn’t realise it was that long until I saw the date on my last post. Time flies when you don’t have to blog. Lol. This is my first time blogging in the afternoon. I had time while waiting for some stuff to be done so I decided to quickly squeeze in a blog post.

I have been taking long breaks from blogging quite often. Have to stop this before it becomes a bad habit.

Since my last blog, Latte had passed away. I was so busy (more like lack of proper time management) I didn’t even post about it. Only a few close friends that I talk to often know about it.

Last Saturday was a really tiring day. After a whole day of teaching, I drove 40 minutes to have dinner with my best friend. By the time I got home, I was dead tired. I looked to Latte’s cage and found him lying near the food bowl. I looked closer and saw his breathing was slow and shallow. Then, I knew his time was coming. I said a little prayer hoping he’ll go soon without any pain.

I fell asleep with the lights and my makeup on. I woke up around 4.30 AM and saw Latte at the exact place. He has passed. I cried a bit and put him in a pretty box I bought earlier. I knew he was dying, I just didn’t know when exactly. So, I went down to the garden by the pool, dig a hole and buried him there. All the while hoping the security guard wouldn’t catch me digging in the dark at 5 AM!

I guess I just wanted to write about Latte’s passing. My friends asked me not to be sad. I’m not really that sad. Well, at least not anymore. Latte was already old when he got his skin cancer. He was almost 1 year and 11 months old when he died. Syrian hamsters typically live about 2 years. I was hoping he’ll reach 3 like some special cases. I really feel he would if not for cancer.

Sigh… was totally fine until I wrote this T.T

Latte!!! ♡

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September 2015 – July 30, 2017

You were a good hammie, Latte. Though you only come to me when I have raisins and sunflower seeds. You were gentle, timid but strong willed. I will miss you, buddy!

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