When a pet gets sick and doesn't have much time left, many incredible families will create bucket lists to make the animal's last days his very best. Bucket lists often happen for dying dogs — but this time, it's a hamster who's getting the adventure of a lifetime.
Robin Williams is a 2-year-old longhaired Syrian hamster, also known as a teddy bear hamster, from Chicago. He lives with his mom, dad and two bunny siblings, Poppy and Pippin. He fits right in with them.
"He weighs almost a whole pound and is probably the biggest hamster people have ever seen," Robin's mom, Arden, told The Dodo. "People often mistake him for a guinea pig."
The three siblings do absolutely everything together and never once has Robin seemed out of place. It seemed the threesome would be together forever — until forever got cut short.
Recently, Robin's family found out some tragic news: He has a tumor taking up most of his abdomen, and it can't be removed without risking his life. While the news is devastating, Robin's family has decided to make sure that his last days are his absolute best. He has already been on many trips and adventures throughout his life, and thanks to his new bucket list, he's about to embark on quite a few more.
No one knows exactly how much time Robin has left, so he's going to keep on adventuring until his time his up. Some of the items still left on his bucket list include: take a selfie at "The Bean," eat a Chicago hot dog, give LOTS of kisses to his bunny siblings … and be featured on The Dodo! Luckily, we were able to help Robin out with that last one.
Robin may be dying, but his family and friends are making sure that he goes out as the happiest, most loved hamster there ever was — and that's all that really matters in the end.
"He has been a huge part of our life," Arden said, "and all we want to do is make the rest of his the best it can be."
Source: The Dodo
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