Saturday 21 April 2012

Sad Farewell

It's been an emotional morning, but it's over now and we've said goodbye to Tammi.

In the end, we decided that the best way to send her off in the Beaker Way was on a traditional Viking Fireboat. It was a solemn moment, as Hnaef lit the hay, then the yellow spark spread through the brushwood and into the logs we'd laid her on. And we pushed the boat out into the duckpond and watched as the flames consumed it and it sank, dramatically, to the bottom. And we turned away with a sigh and maybe wiped away a tear.

Now I know that some people said we shouldn't have gone out and invented our own tradition like this - there are official rules about how it should be done. And others are saying we may be in trouble if the Environmental Health hear about it.

But I don't care. She deserved a proper send-off. I'm really going to miss that hamster.

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