Snowy left us for Spirit World

Snowy in basket
In June 2012, we went to a local pet supply store looking for another  hamster to add to our family. We know we wanted a Syrian hamster (the large ones) who was friendly. After looking at the hamsters for a while, we asked one of the employees if she knew which one was friendly. She said all the ones on display were okay, but they had one in back that was brought to the store after having babies. She was super friendly and was available for adoption. We said we’d take a look at her and after a few minutes, something that looked like a lab mouse was brought out. We were taken aback by her short white fur and red eyes, but once we got past the initial shock of her appearance, her unique coloring started to grow on us. Since she was really friendly and that’s what we were looking for, we decided to adopt her. We decided Snowy would be the perfect name for her.

We bought the biggest cage we could find, which was actually a cage designed for rats. We bought extra shelves and ladders so the cage would be safe for a hamster. We’re glad we bought a huge cage because Snowy was VERY active. Some days even this cage with a large wheel and six levels of places to explore wasn’t big enough. She’d climb the wall and hang from the roof of the cage! When we opened the door and folded it down like a bridge, she’d climb down the door into your lap.

Because she was so active, Snowy enjoyed a nightly romp in her exercise ball. She’d roll around the house for about an hour. Sometime she and Tux would bump into each other and say hi. Since Snowy is a girl and Tux is a boy, this is the only way they could meet.

Snowy "dancing"
We had Snowy for a little over a year so I do wish she could have been with us longer. But I think the time she spent with us was really high quality. She had a quiet, peaceful home, a huge cage, lots of fluffy bedding to make a sleeping cave, got lots of exercise, had high-quality hamster food, and enjoyed daily fresh food treats. And boy did Snowy like her treats. She ate little bits of peanuts, almonds, pine nuts, bananas, apples, strawberries, cranberries, cucumbers, carrots, fish, chicken, shrimp, dry cereals, and cooked rice. And every time we held a treat for her, she took it very gently from our fingers.

The last photo is one of my favorites. She happened to lift her front paws up just as the picture was taken so it looks like she’s dancing. I often use it as my screensaver at work and it always makes people smile.

We’re glad we found this friendly little girl and decided to make her part of our furry family. Remembering Snowy will always make us smile.

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8 Responses to Snowy left us for Spirit World

  1. Rumblepurr says:

    Ohhh, what a sweet little one. Fly high to the bridge, sweet Snowy.

  2. Brian says:

    I am so sorry to hear about dear Snowy, such a cutie. Purrs and hugs from all of us.

  3. Colehaus Cats says:

    Sweet Snowy, we’re sorry you were needed at the Bridge so soon. Until we meet, purrs….

  4. Sparkle says:

    I am so sorry about Snowy – those little critters don’t stay on earth for long enough. 🙁

  5. Kitties Blue says:

    Wow was she an adorable girl. She certainly had a great home. That cage is phenomenal. We are sorry she was only with you for one year. She obviously gave and got lots of love. Sending our condolences. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  6. We loved that last photo too! We’re so sorry about Snowy – she sure had a pawesome life with you!

  7. spittythekitty says:

    We are sorry Snowy left you….you will miss her! But boy oh boy–what a great life she had with you!

  8. Adorable blog. I’m a new follower via Bloglovin. Looking forward to visiting often.

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