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« on: September 09, 2017 09:53:52 PM »

Every year our family adds a special ornament to our Christmas tree that commemorates something related to the past year. In 2016, my husband found a hamster & her cage abandoned by a dumpster. Naturally we adopted her!

We named her Ruby Rey Oatmeal Pudge, because we couldn't agree on one name. So everyone in our family got to name her. She quickly became a cherished family pet. I tried to find a hamster ornament for last year, but didn't like any of the ones I found, so I made one.

Sadly, Ruby passed away a week ago. We had her for a little over a year. Every time we hang this ornament on the tree we'll remember how much we loved her & how lucky we were to have her in our lives!

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017 05:11:10 AM »

That's adorable.  I can't believe someone would just dump an animal like that.  (well I can, I just don't want to).
I had a hamster with those colors before.  he was a cute little thing.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017 03:20:34 PM »

What a great tradition and a wonderful commemoration to your little friend.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017 06:09:21 PM »

aww, precious!  Great ornament.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017 09:31:31 PM »

I hear the story and I makes me not like people.

Then I find out you made him a little family member and it makes me curb check myself for all the good souls. Thank you for saving him and making such a wonderful memorial!

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017 05:38:11 AM »

Great ornament. This will be cherished by your family for so long. Great idea.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017 09:10:35 AM »

That's sad. My daughter's first pet was a hamster. Over the years we've had three or four of them. I love hamsters. That was obviously a hamster given to a child where the adult couldn't see it as anything more than a rodent. Sad face. Even my mother ended up loving our hamster. Spoil the thing rotten and stuck fresh veggies in her cage every single day.

I'm happy you found her and loved her. I'm sad for your loss.

The ornament is adorable.
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2017 06:11:29 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2017 11:12:33 AM »

Aww, what a wonderful and sad story.  Love that you created this.

And congrats on being chosen as a Featured Project!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2017 07:41:09 AM »

Hey stranger! Nice to see you kicking around here again  Cheesy

You have a way with clay - such a cute and memorable ornament. I love it.
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