A few weeks ago our beloved Squeekers passed away. While Ben and I were getting ready to go out for the evening, Meialni came running in saying Squeekers was dead. Upon further investigation, we found that she was still alive, but not doing well at all. She was shaking and not moving, taking very shallow breaths. Apparently, we learned, hamsters have a very short life span. Meilani was quite upset when we left for our date, but we reassured her that all living things die, and that Squeekers lived a full life. The fact that Meilani hadn't fed Squeekers in a couple of days may or may not have contributed to her death, but we're going to go with the "old age" theory. Here's the email Meilani sent us while we were on our date:
"Squeekers was a great pet. She kept me company when I was sad, she played with me, and most of all she always made me smile. When I got Squeekers I thought she was just a pet, but now that she's gone, I have realized she was my best friend. I love Squeekers and wish you were here."