November 30, 2005

Gwen, We Hardly Knew Ye

At approximately 9:15 tonight, Gwen Chiappa was buried outside next to the tree at the pond. Apparently her stay here was something of a final fling before being overcome by hamsterish illness and old age. You could say that I served as Hamster Hospice for those three weeks. Gwen's passing will be marked by the first annual Gwen Chiappa Hamster Invitational Power Croquet Tournament, also known as the GCHIPCT, which will take place in the spring.

We will never forget you Gwen, most hamsterish hamster of them all.

Posted by Andy at November 30, 2005 10:34 PM to the Gwenwatch category

I can sympathize with your loss. I just had to put my remaining dog, Misty, to sleep on monday. She was 16 years old and failing fast, but I'll be damned if I don't miss her. Life sure is fragile, isn't it?

Posted by: Joe Lex at November 30, 2005 11:23 PM

Well, the hamster wasn't actually mine, it was my friend Joe's. I just hamster-sat for a few weeks while he was on his honeymoon, which spawned the Gwenwatch series of posts and the category.

Posted by: Andy at November 30, 2005 11:33 PM

I feel so fortunate as to have had such an illuminating glimpse into Gwen the Hampster's life. I feel like I knew her. Seriously, I really enjoyed reading Gwenwatch today. Not only is it well written and funny, it provided a much needed distraction from my Statistics homework.


Posted by: Kristin Lester at February 7, 2006 02:32 PM
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