She was such a loving hamster, and not once has she ever bitten any of us. She was great fun and loved cuddles, running around on our bed, playing in the garden and climbing on Bear's back. He treated her like she was his little puppy and would heard her back if she tried to venture too far when we let her loose on the floor or in the garden.
Over the last few weeks we had noticed that she was becoming less active (usually she would be swinging from the roof bars all night) and was also losing her sight but we put this down to old age. We kind of knew that she might not have long left due to her age and her decreasing mobility so it didn't come as too much of a shock.
Although we are sad to have lost her, we take great comfort in knowing that she went peacefully whilst she was sleeping.
We had a little ceremony in the garden today to say goodbye and we buried her under a plant and left her food bowl with her. The circle of life continues.
Goodnight Sandy. Your tiny heart touched ours in ways that you probably weren't even aware of. Or maybe you were.