Scots mum thought hamster lifeless is shocked after pet returns after a 12 months


A SCOTS mum who thought her dog had eaten the household hamster was shocked when the furry pet appeared again residence – seventeen months later.

Elspeth Gold had given up hope that Pablo the hamster would return after he disappeared from their residence in Larkhall, South Lanarkshire in June 2020. 

The 43-year-old had suspected that her nine-year-old springer spaniel, Lucy, had eaten two-year-old Pablo after the hamster out of the blue went lacking.

Pablo the hamster earlier than going lacking (L) and on his return (R).                                                      Credit score: Elspeth Gold

The household removed Pablo’s cage and belongings after presuming for months that he was lifeless.

However the household have been shocked when a “tough” wanting Pablo appeared again within the household residence “as if nothing occurred” earlier this month.

Afterward that night time, Elspeth took to Fb to inform others about Pablo’s return and ask if anybody had a cage she might borrow.

She wrote: “SOS, SOS, SOS.

“So after being lacking for a 12 months and a half, Pablo the hamster has turned up. 

“Anyone on the market obtained a spare cage I might have please?”

Pablo the hamster before he went missingPablo as a younger hamster earlier than he went lacking.                                                                             Credit score: Elspeth Gold

Dozens of social media customers commented on the publish after being amazed by the information.

Leanne Robertson stated: “That’s unbelievable and wonderful he’s again.”

Lorna MacKenzie stated: “No manner Elspeth. That is unreal. How has it survived as lengthy lol?”

Pauline Richmond wrote: “No manner!”

Gillian Love stated: “Pablo was quieter than a mouse for months.”

Sadly, following his journey from the household residence, Pablo died 9 days later.

Talking at this time Elspeth stated: “My daughter obtained a hamster for her twelfth birthday. 

“She had him for almost a 12 months and he went lacking, she was devastated. 

“I blamed the dog for consuming him. 

“So quick ahead to Monday the first of November, 17 months later, my daughter was within the kitchen about 10 o’clock at night time and Pablo rocked up as if nothing had occurred, wanting a bit tough. 

“So after placing out an SOS on my Fb, we obtained him a cage. 

“We had him for a complete of 9 days and after that he grew to become unwell and died, we couldn’t consider it. 

“I’ve by no means identified a hamster to be lacking for that lengthy and be discovered alive.”


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