Thursday, 8 April 2010

What a day........

It's been a real mix of emotions. I've had to take Toby our hamster to the vets today to be put to sleep. He had been going down rapidly since Christmas and whilst he could get about and eat and drink I justified his being. What a tough decision to have to make, to say that I'm gutted is an understatement. I will miss this little fellow, he had a great character and was really tame and quite happy to be handled. Charlotte has dealt with it really well, a child's attitude is so simple she turned to me in the vets and said 'can we have some of Uncle Paul's fishes now'?!

Anyway on a lighter note it's been a beautiful Spring day today really warm and Charlotte has been playing out side for most of it. Just look at this silly sausage, how could you not love her???.

Right I'm off to put the kettle on.

Thanks for listening.



  1. Sorry to hear about Toby but sounds like it was definately the right decision.

    Charlotte looks drunk with her specs like that!!

  2. poor you claire, i remember being devastated about my hamster dying too, it's really hard to lose a pet. i had just popped on to say what a beautiful LO in your last post xx

  3. I am so sorry about your hamster! Yes, kids are sooo resilient.....somewhere we grow up and we lose that...such a shame!

  4. Charlotte looks a cutie and so funny great photo to capture the moment.
    Sorryto raed about Toby these decisions are always hard to make. (((hugs)))

  5. I am sorry to hear about your hamster, we had to put my mothers (formerly our) dog down 2 months ago. She was 15 and long lived out her life but as you said eating and drinking wasn't living. The one thing we were told that I must pass on it, they can't tell you they are hurting, and even if they could they wouldn' was a hard choice but the right choice. my prayers are with you...

    "on a lighter note" your daughter is adorable!