As well as everything involving my son lately, I’ve realised my poor hamster Pumpkin is sick. I’m taking him to the vet later but I’m not sure they will be able to do anything for him.
I’m starting to think I won’t get anymore animals as the pain they cause when they die is too much for me to bear.
My dog is 12 and a half and I truly dread the day she goes.
I know it’s the cycle of life and it’s never ending but the attachment one forms to these little creatures is enough to break your heart when you can’t see or hold them anymore.
And it never gets easier. It hurts just as much with one creature as any.
I entrust my beautiful hamster’s spirit back into the comforting arms of God if it is his time. And I entrust my grief as the outpouring of love gifted by his presence.