This afternoon, our sweet hamster, Ida, went to hamster heaven. She had not been doing well for a couple of weeks. Then today, when I checked on her, I just couldn't get her to move, and her breathing was very labored. I scooped her up and held her until the girls got home from school. They had about an hour with her to say goodbye and gently pet her and love on her until she drew her last little breath. We're all sad this evening, but grateful for the time we had with our dear little pet.