Snowball rolls no more…

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Old hammy-father Isnobol passed away at 4:00 o’clock this afternoon.

He is the last one to perish among the three 4th generation hamsters, the oldest since this blog was started in September 2007. He outlived his younger brother Ispidbol by 23 days.

Snowball reached the end of the slope.

Etymology of name: color

English equivalent: Snowball

Gender: male

Color: white

Parentage: Blakdyak + Snow White

Generation: 4th

Litter group: Chiaroscurogang

Spouse: Chocho

Lifespan: 26 months 29 days

Cause of death: old age

Isnobol at 8 months 24 days (ancestral cage scene), 32 months (Arrowangkada wheel), and 26 months 29 days (Hall). The last scene is actually taken just more than 8 hours before he breathe his last.

Traits and characteristics: Big and has a tendency to grow fat. White fur coat is always ‘un-groomed’ and stained (“Dirty Hammy” made my days). At six months, a persistent bully to his smaller brother Ispidbol (needed to be separated). Hyperactive at first but became “cooler” as he has grown bigger and older. Not afraid of elevated places, anchors his hind legs first before “climbing” down. Doesn’t bite – but does ‘a little’ when he finds your fingers intruding his cage. Always eager to approach when called, expecting a treat or a tour outside his cage. Tolerant in almost anyway he is handled, just don’t startle him. Once ‘cuddled’, he seems contented when he is put back in his cage.

Isnobol is the first white hammy occupant of The Hall. As the 7th ‘steward’, he served for only 22 days.

SURVIVING KINS IN THIS FAMILY

Offspring:

  1. Syma
  2. Amboy

Nephew and nieces:

  1. Mochawonka “the wiggler”
  2. Mochahontas
  3. Isnohontas Kotonbol

Grand nephews:

  1. Wigwam Wigglerson
  2. Teepee Pompom
  3. Bebong II
  4. Berio II

Alam nyo ba yung figurative o idiomatic phrase na Snowball effect? Walang niebe (snow) dito sa Pilipinas pero ganito daw yun:

Ang isang bola ng yelo, habang gumugulong pababa sa snow-covered slope ng isang bundok, ay palaki nang palaki nang PALAKI ang sukat.

How much have we grown in our “roll downhill”? Are we growing up, or just growing old?

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  1. nu b yan😦 nagkasunod sunod nmn cla😦 sabagay magkakapatid kya mag kaka age..
    wel. haysss ganyan tlga ang lyf.. miski sa daga😦

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    HBH-3X: ‘mine’ !!! 😀

    Sowee ha… indi ko alam kung bakit pumasok sa “awaiting moderation” itong comments mo, wala naman ako ginagawa?🙄

    Oo…😦 tatlo naman yung magkakapatid na magtu-2 years sa September, at dalawa naman yung sa November.

  2. awww klasmeyt…bakeeeeeet pati si isnobol….????? huhuhu..

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    Klasmeyt: oo, klasmeyt… magkaka-batch kasi kung magdatingan ang mga iyan, kaya magkaka-batch din kung magpaalam. 😦

  3. hay buhey ng daga😦

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    HBH:😦 Mag-alaga kaya ako ng may buhay na mas mahaba-haba?🙄 Oso kaya? 😛

  4. oso? oso pa ba yun, hehehe. ang lakas kumain nun.

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    HBH: Alam ko nga “bear-bihira” na nag-aalaga nun, ahehe Takaw nga nun… e di miski isa lang, hindi sangpamilya. 😆

  5. Gusto ko po yung pinaka last ng sentence..😉
    Pwedeng gawan ng reflection, tamang tama para sa diary ko na isasubmit sa English ko😀

    Sayang naman, dedo na sya, kasing kulay nya si seiko :sniff: naalala ko tuloy si seiko koy..

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    Kuya Teddy Bear: Ganun talaga… 😦

    Eniwey, kahit sandali lang ay napasaya naman nila ang mga amo nila. At mukhang na-enjoy din naman nila ang maski tila napakaiksing buhay nila. 🙂

  6. […] Eight out of the thirteen (7 from the 4th to 5th generations) passed-away since February last year.
    IsnobolJun 23. […]

  7. […] from Isnobol-Ispidbol tunnel (slide na underpass). Padulas at pababa (paris nung nasa Splash Island at iba pang waves waterpark resorts?) Pag nabuslot sila sa butas mula sa itaas, dire-diretso sila tyak sa pool, rolling at mabilis — Express! […]

  8. […] Wigwam was grumpy when young, but like grand- uncle Isnobol, became human-friendly as he matured. […]

  9. […] Parentage: Isnobol + Chocho […]

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  11. ————————
    Doray Daga
    […] Isnobol transport box, isa sa mga naiwang karwahe ng angkang umampon sa akin; ginawa nung year 2006 para ihatid sa Maynila ang isang miyembro ng Chiaroscurogang (litter) sa bago nitong caregiver. […]


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