Without a doubt one of the best days this year was the day I arrived home from Pet smart, with a Guinea Pig for Yasemin for her birthday. She actually cried real tears of joy and instantly bonded with the little, baby animal.
She named him Hammy - as in a yummy Hammy Sandwich, because he was so yummy! An instant bond was formed with Yasemin and Hammy adoring each other.
We knew the day would come when we would have to say goodbye to Hammy, we thought this day actually arrived some months back when Hammy was playing with Yasemin in the back yard. Yas was distracted by something and Hammy made a break for freedom and dashed into the giant wood pile. I was certain that was the last of our little friend, especially with the big dog Fifa living on the other side of the fence.
But Yasemin and Hammy were not meant to be separated so soon. Max located Hammy late the following day, much to all of our relief and Yas ended her period of mourning.
The dreaded day did arrive last Monday. Yasemin's lovely friend Skylar took Hammy home - but not before one last photo shoot which was followed by the inevitable bucket load of tears.
We miss you already Hammy - good luck in your new life with Skylar!