Bye, Baruchito
February 7, 2006 10:38 PM   Subscribe

RIP Baruchito. The flagship hamster of Baruchito's homeCage has passed away after struggling with the stress of a flea infection and the medication applied to it. Baru was just a couple of months shy of three years -- which is a venerable old hamster age. While he may not have been as notorious as certain late pancake-stacked pets, Baru still lived a full life of fuzzy cuteness and aaaawww-inspiring photos. Those of you with hamsters, won't you arrange them now in missing-man formation?
posted by brownpau (17 comments total)
Also see Baruchito's late cagemate Julita in a photo from the site I sent to CuteOverload.
posted by brownpau at 10:40 PM on February 7, 2006

posted by slogger at 11:16 PM on February 7, 2006

posted by homunculus at 11:17 PM on February 7, 2006

posted by Astro Zombie at 11:20 PM on February 7, 2006

posted by Amanda B at 11:55 PM on February 7, 2006

I hope Baruchito is in Hamster Heaven, not Hamster Hell.

Was he Saved by being washed in the Blood of the Gerbil?
posted by orthogonality at 12:52 AM on February 8, 2006

Don't worry orthogonality, I think the trial of Sisyphus would be fairly enjoyable for a hamster.
posted by Protocols of the Elders of Awesome at 3:36 AM on February 8, 2006

posted by chris24 at 4:48 AM on February 8, 2006

From the comments:
no ,more fleas fleas are bad no more fleas flease are bad!!!!!!
You Flease SUCK.... get away from baru.
You can't hurt him, you disserve to DIE you ikky flease!
Fight them baru... baru!baru!baru!baru!

posted by maryh at 4:53 AM on February 8, 2006

see above
(I adopted a kitten who turned out to have a horrible flea infestation, and I'll be damned if these weren't the exact words going through my head, except, of course, for the baru!baru!baru! part)
posted by maryh at 5:05 AM on February 8, 2006

I like hamsters. They seem to have fairly unique personalities. We had six within the last three years and are down to one. They are extremely cute, but do have a vicious side. In one case, a hammie mauled his runt brother to death. Quite bloody. In another case, one got sick and died - before we got home it's cagemate ate it, leaving a few bones and some skin.
posted by melt away at 5:12 AM on February 8, 2006

posted by contessa at 6:16 AM on February 8, 2006

I have always heard that hamsters are Satan's own little pocket pets, but Baru was a cutie, and I was rooting for the little guy before the end.

RIP Baruchito.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 6:26 AM on February 8, 2006

I cried for three stinking days when we had to have our first hamster put to sleep.

I was in my thirties at the time.

Darn things just have too short a shelf life.
posted by konolia at 7:01 AM on February 8, 2006 [1 favorite]

On rereading, I also want to say: "flagship hamster." Brilliant.
posted by ereshkigal45 at 7:49 AM on February 8, 2006

posted by drezdn at 9:08 AM on February 8, 2006


(from my eighteen Russian dwarf hams)
posted by Liffey at 9:41 PM on February 8, 2006

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