Saturday, September 20, 2008

Bye Bye Boo

Mom came downstairs yesterday and picked me up. She gave me a tight hug and held me close to her chest and buried her face in my fur. She was crying. "Mom, what's wrong?"

"Oh Fluffy, your little brother Boo crossed the Rainbow Bridge today."

Mom held me in that special way, that way that tells me that she really needs me, so I didn't squirm in her arms like I sometimes do. I tried to comfort her. "What happened to him, Mom?"

"Oh, he was just an old little man. I guess his time had come. Even though he was just a little hamster, your Dad and I loved him dearly and it's left quite a big and empty hole in our hearts."

"Awww, Mom, it's going to be okay. Boo knew how much everyone loved him. He was a great little guy who was very lucky to have you and Dad to take care of him. I can't think of a hamster in the world luckier that he was."

"That's nice of you to say Fluffy. Dad and I sure do feel lucky for being able to know him. We're going to miss him an awful lot." I could feel Mom's tears through my fur and her sadness pierce my heart. "I love you Fluffy. You know how much Dad and I love you all, right?"

"Of course we do, Mom. You say it to us everyday. We love you too." I reassured her as she cried a river.

I'll miss my little brother Boo, even if he was a hamster and not a rabbit. He loved to roll up to me whenever he was in his exercise ball. If I put my head down just right, he would park his ball right up beside me and groom my fur through the air vents. He was an awesome little fellow. The world is a better place for having known him and the Rainbow Bridge shines all the more brighter with him there.

Sweet Dreams Little Boo. We will meet again someday...



The Bunns said...

Aw Rats ... what a sad thing to hear ...

Boo sure had a nice life ...

FrecklesandDeb said...

Sounds like Boo had a great life with you and your folks! The picture of Book grooming you through the vents in his ball made us laugh. Binkies, Boo.