(otherwise known as Lucy, the Wonder Winnie-pig)
is no longer with us.
She has crossed the veil to the other side.
We aren't certain of the reason
for her demise
but sadness reigned Supreme in our house last night.
Even I was sad.
For even though she had the stinkiest cage
in all of the East Coast
(even though it was changed twice a week)
and even though she had red eyes which I found terribly alarming,
she was an incredibly sweet hamster.
She was adorable in her little ball
and was very cuddly.
And, it isn't every day that a hamster
takes on a Greyhound and survives to tell the tale,
thus earning "Wonder Pig" status.
Our freezer door is now doubling as the Local Morgue,
as it contains a zip-locked Lucy
as well as a zip-locked Louis the Beta Fish,
now awaiting a double burial ceremony.
In our memories and in our hearts,
long live Lucinda Hamlet, the Wonder Winnie Pig!