The prodigy son’s return

Mocha Rurik was a light brown male, one of the three first-born sons. At the age of two months he left with his sister-wife Bebang II for Angono to live with my in-laws. They sired offspring there, all given for adoption.

On the 10th month of their stay there, Bebang II died of a trauma. She escaped being devoured by the household cat, but the cat’s bite inflicted a fatal fracture on her spine. Mocha, wanting to forget this sad memory of her, returned to the land of his forefathers and was reunited with his parents and the twin. He was later married to Snowy (of the third litter) but she gave birth to stillborn offspring.

Mocha was the sensitive and nervous type. But even when he gets startled by my handling him, he just turns over his body snappily, pressing his snout firmly against my hand, unwilling to bite. He was a very patient hamster.

2005-05-10 (Mocha Rurik) 2005-05-13 (Mocha Rurik) 1 2005-05-13 (Mocha Rurik) 2

What made him extraordinary were his acrobatic skills and ingenious ways of wheel-turning. Though he was very cautious, he was not scared to climb and jump from high places. This I never allowed because his dauntless character could harm him.

He lived to a ripe old age of over 28 months. When he died, he got no son to succeed him, but his grandnephew Berio (fourth generation) was there for his funeral.

A hanging bridge that will span the gap between the pension house and the tower will soon be built, bearing the name of this one great and mighty hamster.

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  1. Ang cute naman. My haus pa!🙂 I used to have one, his name was Charlie kaso our help dati let him out of his cage to clen it, and after he got out, the cat ate him.😦 Since then I never bought another hamster. It was a traumatic experience.😦

    homebodyhubby: aray ko…!😦

  2. […] After a month she was sent back to us to be a wife to Mocha Rurik. […]

  3. grabe ang ganda! ang galing galing mo talaga. at may coffin pa talaga ha! may pet cemetery ka na b sa bakuran mo?

    homebodyhubby: sempre… pero wala ako bakuran. 😆

    ang utos ng mga daga ko sakin e igawa ko sila ng family musoleyo — “MOUSE-leum” in english — kasi mayaman naman daw sila. 😆

    ‘alang kwenta pa yang nakita mo… nipanood mo na ba Halloween movie ko? …click mo to:

    Hamster halloween special

  4. […] Mocha Rurik reached the oldest age among my them (2 yrs 4 mos 10 das) . […]

  5. […] And this is their father Mochawonka fortifying
    proposed bridge’s Wigglerdock. […]

  6. Galing naman ng kwento ng mga rodents na ito! [Did Berio (Mocha’s grandnephew) weep during the funeral of his Grannie?]

    Aabangan ko po ang Mocha Bridge!

    ————————————————

    HBH: Hindi… in real life, magbababag ang mga teddy bear hamsters oras na nagpang-abot – kasi solitary creatures sila… Yang kwentong-daga ay gamit ko lang (paminsan-minsan)
    to illustrate some of my observation about buhay-buhay
    (am sure you know it) .😉

    Yang Mocha Bridge, tagal ko pa siguro maumpisahan
    dahil pasingit-singit lang ang pagkakarpintero ko sa rodman (rodent mansion) .😆 Unahin ko muna tapusin ang tore ng daga (Ikabod Tower) sa kanan.

  7. […] Penthouse gate (2007 May 19) ; pension house end
    of the bridge (2008 Nov 08). […]

  8. […] Four light browns hammies were raised in the family,
    two of them were males — Mochawonka and his granduncle Mocha Rurik (2nd batch of the 2nd generation). […]

  9. […] End part of video: 25-month 2-day old Wigwam Wigglerson spanning the incomplete Mocha bridge of Mansyon ng Daga. […]

  10. […] Tinapos ng Boolaboys ang project ng kanilang yumaong amang si Berio — ang Mocha bridge. […]

  11. […] Nalagpasan na pala ni Wigwam ng tatlo o apat na
    araw ang naging lifespan ng kanyang ninunong uncle na si Mocha Rurik?
    Si Mocha Rurik ay isa sa 2nd generation hamsters
    (direktang mga anak ng unang mag-asawang sina Bitoy at Bebang) na nabuhay nuong mga panahong bago ko pa inilunsad itong blog na “Mayaman pa sa Daga.” Tumagal sya nang mahigit sa 28 na buwan (2 yrs 4 mos 10 das) at sa loob ng ilang taon ay syang consistent title-holder ng ‘longest lifespan record’ sa pamilya-Daga ng blungga.

    (Syrian hamsters’ average lifespan is between two and
    three years) […]

  12. […] Kung inyo pang natatandaan, yang si Wigwam at ang Boolaboy brothers ang tatlong pinaka-senior sa nuo’y limang natitirang Blogada na tumawid sa tulay, tulay na ang neym ay isinunod kay Mocha Rurik. […]

  13. […] Balik-blungga (re-adopted) hammies sila — descendants din (ng unang pares) — mga minsan na naming ipinamigay pero napagdesisyunan kalaunan ng pinagbigyan na ibalik sa amin sa pangambang hindi nila maalagaan.

    Two other cases of re-adoption: Mocha Rurik at Snowy […]

  14. ————————
    Doray Daga
    Mocha Rurik first reached an old age of over
    28 months (2 yrs 4 mos 10 das).

  15. […] Mas komportable itong dalhin kaysa sa mga naunang transport carriages kaya ubrang gawing ibakwesyon box
    in cases of emergency — Emergensi Vehikol At Cage na rin […]


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