Drowsy Bebang slept for good…

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‘Celibate’ hamster Bebang-girdel passed away just before 12 noon today.

Bebang-girdel
( 05 Mar 2007 – 06 April 2008 )

Etymology of name: great-great-grandmother’s color + girdle-like orange pattern across her abdomen

Gender: female

Color: banded orange

Parentage: Berio + Mochahontas

Generation: 6th

Litter group: Boolagang

Lifespan: 13 months 1 day (398 days) — exactly double that of Beria-girdels (199 days), her banded brown ‘twin’ sister

Cause of death: tumor at right jaw

Bebang-girdel at 4 months 2 days (first part) and 8 months 18 days (last part)

Traits and characteristics: Relaxed and slow-mover; prefers to eat and sleep. Upon waking up in the early evening, climbs at the top floor of her cage and takes short naps. Grooms frequently, yawns a lot. Occasionally plays on her wheel, seldom goes in heat or desires to go outside her cage. Like Isnohontas, shes a female hamster who doesn’t bite or wiggle when handled.

Bebang-girdel was one of my few ‘unfortunate’ pets to exhibit a susceptibility to illness so common to inbred hamsters (so says my wife’s vet friend). Those who read her life account in the post, “Ang dakilang tita” can know the reason why I decided to keep this she-hamster ‘unmarried’ for the rest of her life.

How ironic… and quite disappointing. Well, I guess this is just a simple reminder of a bigger and more ‘truthful’ reality:

“Man proposes, God disposes.”

SURVIVING KINS IN THIS FAMILY

Granduncles:

  1. Isnobol
  2. Ispidbol

Mother:

  1. Mochahontas

Uncle and aunt:

  1. Mochawonka “the wiggler”
  2. Isnohontas Kotonbol

Cousins:

  1. Wigwam Wigglerson
  2. Teepee Pompom

Siblings:

  1. Bebong II
  2. Berio II

Niece and nephew:

  1. Syma
  2. Amboy
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  1. 😦 xa peborit ni bentong. akshuli, madlas bebang na nga din tuloy natatwag ko na namayapa na ding c clansy😦

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    HBH-3X: Oo, ‘mine’… yung kapatid nyang lalaki
    (same litter) na ganyan din ang fur color at pattern (Bebong II) nagkaroon din ng ganuong tumor – the same spot (right jaw) pero umimpis naman at gumaling nang kusa… Ayun buhay at ang liksi-liksi pa, magkasundo pa rin sila nung ka-brod nyang singkulit din niya (Berio II).

    May kamukha yang si Bebang-girdel — si Syma sungit! 😆

  2. nakikiramay ako, bok, sa pagpanaw ni bebang😦 mabuti at nalaman mopa yung kadahilanan ng kanyang pagkamatay. mahal mo talaga ang iyong mga “alaga”🙂 maswerte sila at mas mayaman pa sila sa tao.

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    Bok: ‘Maswerteng malas’ o ‘mayamang mahirap’ din siguro, bok… Being ‘amoral’ and without spirituality, wala silang problema (at pribilehiyo din) na kakaharapin (o tatamasahin) nang paris ng tao, who are created in the image of God (unlike them)… At least that is what the Bible says, and I believe it. 😉

  3. klasmeyt. nagbalik na po ako hehehehe

    waw hamster. namiss ko mga hamster mo po
    🙂

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    Klasmeyt: Hi, klasmeyt! ‘musta ka na rin… panay idlip pa rin? Ako rin panay-siesta ngayon bakasyon, kasi mainit…😛
    Miss ko na rin ang pumasyal sa bahay mo…

  4. aww.. namatay sya? sya pa naman peyborit ko kasi parehas kaming tulog ng tulog…😦 sad… naalala ko din pagpanaw ni seiko koy..

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    Kuya Teddy Bear: Oo, ‘angel’… in fact, dalawa talaga ang
    expected kong ‘nalalapit’ na (Isnobol and Ispidbol), kasi more than 2 years old na sila – not Bebang, kasi bata pa siya.😦
    Naalala ko nabanggit ko nga pala sya sa reply ko sa comment mo dito sa huling post nya.
    May pamangkin yan na kamukha niya – si Syma (sungit).
    Pero mabait na rin, hindi na ‘nananadyak’ at hindi na rin
    basta nangangagat… 🙂

  5. nyah! how sad naman po.. 5th generation na siya..

    hayaan mo, may natira pa naman na angkan ni Bebang..

    go and multiply! hehehe..

    Godbless!

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    HBH: Oo, bro… pero hindi na inbreeding.
    Ibibili ko na lang ng girlfriends yung bata-bata pang
    mga barako ko. 😛

  6. itay nalgasan ka na naman ng alaga mo.. cge para di ka malungkot ipapakilala ko sa iyo si bebang sa bersyon ko.. basta abangan mo lng…

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    Itay: May Bebang ka rin? Tsige intay ko… Kaya lang baka next month na balik ko — manyunyut ako sa Flores de Mayo. 🙂

  7. […] Because Beria-girdel perished at a very tender age (6 months 15 days) of birthing problems, I decided that her sister Bebang-girdel be celibate for the rest of her life. The ironic and remarkable thing is that Bebang-girdlel succumbed to cancer at age 1 year 1 month 1 day, which if counted in days is 398 days – exactly double that of his sister (199 days) . […]

  8. […] Eight out of the thirteen (7 from the 4th to 5th generations) passed-away since February last year.
    Bebang-girdelApr 06. […]

  9. […] Mahina yata talaga ang naturalesa nitong si kuya.
    Nung bata-bata pa sya (just more than 6 months old) tinubuan sya ng tumor paris nung sa kapatid nyang si Bebang-girdel. Ikinamatay ni Bebang-girdel yun; pero yung tumor ni Bebong II, nawalang kusa. […]

  10. […] A similar growth happened to their sister (right lower jaw) before reaching their first year. Boolagirl Bebang-girdel didn’t survive it (She was 1 yr 1 mo 1 day). Fortunately for Boolaboy Bebong, his tumor went off by itself. […]

  11. ————————
    Doray Daga
    • Because Beria-girdel perished at a very tender age
    (6 months 15 days) of birthing problems, her sister
    Bebang-girdel was made celibate for the rest of her life.
    The ironic and remarkable thing is that Bebang-girdel succumbed to cancer at age 1 year 1 month 1 day,
    which if counted in days is 398 days – exactly double
    that of his sister (199 days).


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