Many of you who read this blog will know that about two years ago (on July 17th 2006), OH and I bought two Dwarf Russian Hamsters who we named Aston and Martin.
Almost a year ago, after a brief illness, Martin sadly passed away.
Last night, when we came back from the gym, Aston was laying in his house very quietly. He responded to my voice, but only in the slightest of movements. We left him alone in peace, and as we suspected would be the case, he died overnight.
As you can imagine, OH and I are quite sad. But Aston was around 2 years old (which is the life expectancy for Dwarf Russian Hamsters).
As with when Martin died, I’d like to share some of my favourite pictures of Aston with you.
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Here he is not long after we got him with his brother Martin (Aston is the dark one)
This is one of my favourites, he’s so inquisitive!
He loved to burrow in the sawdust
And he was always on the lookout for food!
We’ll miss him.