this hamster's gone to heaven
Giambi is gone. He is the last of the two hamsters we obtained last August to leave us. In almost a year, we lost Giambi's wife and two sets of children. In that time, our lives were enriched by the site of a headless hamster, the grieving process, a couple of funerals and births and cannibalism.
Rest in peace, Giambi. I'll never forget how you ate Apple Jacks out of my hand, how you spun around on your wheel at all hours of the night, how you liked to hang out on my shoulder.
On the other hand I won't forget how bad you smelled, how poorly you treated your wife and kids and how you never appreciated when we cleaned your cage.
For you, Giambi.