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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Goodbye to Sweet Montana

Well, she wasn't THAT sweet. She was a dwarf hamster.

But our little hammie Montana finally passed away. This hamster is the perfect example of what some animal lovers will do for the little ones in their care. This hammie was a lot of trouble and expense when you measure it per square inch!

Montana was originally a foster from the Seattle Animal Shelter and ended up with us permanently. She had skin problems with fungus infections and mites and went to the vet several times. One of her back legs was injured and she folded it up permanently. But she still ran on her wheel three-legged.

THEN, in the fall, she started chewing on that leg. We took her to the vet and she ended up on THREE medicines....but she chewed the leg off anyway.

She had just finished her last round of meds when she passed away unexpectedly. I think it was for the best. I don't think she was healing and dwarf life spans are short.

Anyway, here's to Montana...the biggest tiny trouble-maker in the State of Washington! May she rest in peace.
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