Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Goodbye Stripy....



I was in the bedroom last night when suddenly I heard a loud commotion and crying from outside, in the hallway. From the sound of it I know something bad had happened. Sure enough, Ilham came bursting into the bedroom and between hiccups, told me...


"Stripy.... died.... she was outside... her house....near the heater....I think...she was cold....that's why she went there.... I don't want her to die.... I don't want to have a pet anymore....they always die...." and on...and on...



He was inconsolable...


Poor Ilham, Stripy was his second hamster. The first hamster Fluffy died in winter too, a month after we got her. We thought that perhaps Fluffy died because she was not warm enough, so this time we put Stripy next to the heater in the hallway. Stripy survived five months longer than Fluffy.

Happy moments together....









This morning, Ilham went to school feeling sad and gloomy. But, during the walk home from school, Ilham was cheerful again. He said that Vyvyian, his classmate had five hamsters, they all died. Everytime a hamster died, his parents would buy him a new one. Ahhhh.... I'm glad the sad episode only lasted for one day :)


When we reached home, I showed him Stripy's final resting place. He went there and said....


"Goodbye Stripy, have a nice day in heaven"



:)

6 comments:

TK said...

Same thing happened to us..baru je bulan lepas..
My daughter la, sedih sgt2 bila dpt tau hamster2 dia mati.I broke the news kat sekolah dia pulak tu. Dia tunggu sampai masuk kereta then meraung sakan...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ilham dear,
Get a cat! We're hardier than hamsters. purrr....meow!

I amsterdam said...

Ilham was kind of expecting the hamster to live for 2 years(as written in the book anyway, that's why he was upset...

This morning on the way to school, he took a detour to Stripy's resting place and mumbled something there. "What did u say?"-I asked him. "Ohh... just wishing her a nice time in heaven", he said.

:)))

I amsterdam said...

Dear Cats,

My mama is still thinking where the best place to put the "toilet" in the garden, you know like all her cats back home when she was small... all of them had a special place to do their business. My mama didn't have to do a thing!!!

Cheqna said...

Sorry I missed this earlier..hope Ilham's okay now.

I amsterdam said...

Ohh not to worry Cheqna, you know kids.. they forget easily.
.
He only remembered Stripy at bedtime, last night he was asking for my computer mouse. "Nak buat apa?"- I asked. "It's just like Stripy, but with a long tail"- he said, :)

He actually "usap" the thing, imagining it was Stripy !!!

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