When I was 9 years old, my parents gave me a special birthday present, YOU! You were the best and the sweetest present I ever had! You were my first pet and I was very excited.

I couldn’t take my eyes off you! You were a little furry ball! You were mine! Your noise was moving fast and your whiskers were moving up and down. You were adorable!

I learned how to take care of you. I learned what a magnificent thing is to have a hamster as a pet. I don’t have any brothers or sisters and you became my sister!
Every day I was looking forward to return from school and spend time with you. You were eating food from my hand. I was staring at you when you were eating carrots and holding them with your front feet.
I had you in my arms at nights, I was telling you my secrets, the crush I had with my schoolmate Eric, my arguments with my father as a teen, my worries about the school exams and all these details of my life.
You helped me overcome my parents’ divorce. That was a very difficult and sad period of my life. Somehow, you gave me the strength to get over it. I wasn’t feeling alone, I had your company and your psychological support. I was forgetting all the worries about the division of my family just by looking your innocent eyes and hugging you. Many people may say that I’m stupid to believe that because you’re just a hamster, but inside me I know what you meant to me, what you MEAN to me!
My parents had told me that hamsters don’t live long. These five years were amazing! Your death was sudden. One noon you were sleeping and you never woke up. I think it was better this way because you felt no pain. But I didn’t have the chance to say goodbye. I was waiting for you to wake up and play with me but that never happened.
We buried you in the back yard. I was leaving flowers to your grave and crying endlessly for weeks.

Now I know that you may not be here with me physically but your spirit is still here! However, I have to admit that there are times that your absence is unbearable.

You were and you still are the sister I had never had.

I love you my little fury Ariel.

Name / Oνοματεπώνυμο: Ariel
Address / Διεύθυνση: Madrid, Spain
Birth Place / Μέρος γέννησης: Madrid, Spain
Birthday / Ημερομηνία γέννησης: 01-01-1997
Cause of Death / Αιτία θανάτου: Old age
Age / Ηλικία: 4 years old
Death Place / Μέρος θανάτου: Madrid, Spain
Death Date / Ημερομηνία θανάτου: 18-10-2001


  1. Katerina

    Dear Lucy,

    My sympathies for your loss. I had a hamster too and I felt the same with you when he passed away. Our pets are our best friends, it doesn’t matter whether they are dogs, cats, hamsters, birds or anything else. I just hope that when they pass away, they travel to another place and they live happily until they meet us again.

  2. Kostas

    Dear Lucy, I am sorry for your loss. I have lost pets too and I know how sad you feel. Ariel had a fantastic life with you and she is happy now. She experienced no pain and that should comfort you a little bit. She just woke up in an another beautiful place and she is playing with other hamsters now! She loves you very much and she misses you of course…

  3. Lita

    Dear Lucy,

    I am sorry for your loss. Ariel was very beautiful. There have been many years since she passed away and yet you still remember her. You must love her with all your heart! I am sure Ariel knows that and she is watching you from a peaceful place…

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