Thursday, May 13, 2010
Farewell to a Tiny Friend
Tuesday night, my sweet daughter, Sarah, came out of her room in tears. She had just found her little dwarf hamster, Pansy, curled up in her food bowl, passed away. Pansy was purchased around my daughter's 13th birthday, about a year and a half ago. Recently, she developed two large tumors, but was behaving like her spry old self, so we weren't that worried.
So, we held a funeral for Pansy on Tuesday night. I donated a small, decorative cardboard box for the coffin. My husband went out in the pouring rain to dig the hole out under out apple tree where lies two of our other pets. AFter burying Pansy, we stood together out of the rain on the deck and said a family prayer.
A tender moment for a tiny animal who is no doubt running free in the fields above, waiting for a sweet girl who loved him for 20 months.