Thursday, 2 April 2015

Goodbye Caesar

Caesar Augustus Tiberius
Last night we found that our long lived and much loved hamster had died in his sleep. Caesar was nearly three, making him a very old gent in Hamster years. The last few months he has been less and less active and has slept more than usual, so we knew he was on the decline. None the less it was a sad moment and the house won't be the same without him. 

Caesar was a Golden Hamster, was very intelligent and had a very sociable disposition. When he was younger he would climb the walls of his cage and swing from the roof by his teeth (I kid you not). He never bit anyone, even when we tried to cut his claws, an activity he clearly didn't enjoy. He had the cutest little squeak and enjoyed being held and stroked making him an excellent pet. He was also quite partial to wargaming... I took this photo of Caesar reviewing the troops only last week. 


I'd often take Caesar over to my paint desk to show him what I was working on and he would look up at me with his big pink eyes as if to say "I'm not sure about the highlighting on these" or "wouldn't you prefer to paint Romans?".

20 comments:

  1. Sorry for your loss mate!

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. We certainly will miss the little fella.

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  3. All of the hamsters I've had and known have been such characters. It seems Caesar was full of character too... I'm sorry for your loss.

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    1. When he was younger his acrobatic antics often had us all in fits of laughter. He certainly had plenty of character.

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  4. Sorry to hear this. I understand what it's like to lose a long-time pet. We once had a hamster we called "Gus" for "Gustavus Adolfus" 'cause he was king of all hamsters.

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  5. Hail and farewell Caesar. I'm sorry to hear of this but at least he had a full life.

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  6. Sad to read you lost the little fella. Sounds like a real character.

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    1. He had a good life though, and by the look of him when I found him he went peacefully in his sleep. Lets hope we are all as lucky!

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  8. The death of a pet is always hard. They are family after all.

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    1. He was the smallest member of the family. Being a largely nocturnal animal we were used to seeing him out and about in his cage during the evening and it did feel very strange in the house last night without him.

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  9. Thanks to everyone for all the kind words.

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  10. He looked like a cool pet, Lee. So 3 years is long for hamsters? Sounds like you guys gave him a lot of love and enjoyment.

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  11. Rest in Peace, Ceasar. Sorry for your loss, Lee (and family).

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  12. Sorry for your loss.

    If you are of a mind to commemorate him, there are these.

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  13. I am sorry for your family's loss. Sounds like he enjoyed his home.

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