At about 11 am today, Teepee Pompom joined her hubby Ispidbol with the rest of their departed family members.
It was her time.
Etymology of name: native American Indian tent + appearance
Litter group: PanapanaIIgang. This is an unexpected litter. The Panapanagang (their young parents) were not separated until after more than 40 days from birth enabling the mating of the young pair. Only two (2) of the resulting six (6) cubs survived.
Lifespan: 23 months 6 days
Cause of death: probably digestive tract illness due to old age
Bitin ba? Dito may kumpleto (music and lyrics). ► “Grave robber”
Traits and characteristics: Round and fluffy (like Isnowitwit her grandmother); has a peculiar tail but Teepee’s is pointed forward. She is a very vocal female, quite the grumpy and bitey type, who refuses to be handled except when she’s in heat. Gnaws the woodwork of any cage – even the exercise wheels were not spared. A habitual sleeper under her bedsheets.
At 22 months 22 days, she saw the installation of the Snowy-Teepee clock on Ikabod tower. Her last visit on the tower deck was taken six days before she passed away.
LIVING MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY
1. Wigwam Wigglerson
1. Mochawonka “the wiggler”
2. Isnohontas Kotonbol
1. Bebong II
2. Berio II
Niece and nephew:
Human, hammie trivia(?) :
God is the Creator of both, but only humans can call Him a Father. God-and-animal is limited to a Creator-creature relationship. God-and-man can go beyond that. There can be a personal relationship.
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)
When an animal dies, its time ceases. When a man dies, his time continues (see Luke 16:19-31 for a story).
Is God your Father? Or is He your Creator only ? You cannot be a child of God unless you receive His Son as your Savior.
“It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth… Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.”
– Acts 4:10, 12