Friday, December 31, 2010
I had a friend who had two younger girl ratties of his own and he just loved Chile. So I decided to let Chile go live with them. She was not as much of a people rattie as my Ember and Poppy were and was so sad and lonely. She really needed some rattie friends. I felt like it was a good opportunity for me to take a break a little while and come to terms with the loss of Ember and Poppy. :( I guess it gets better over time...
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I will always remember your gentle nature, how you instantly accepted and comforted all ratties, how much you loved baby rats (even though you never had your own), how you snuggled baby Chile when she first came to live with you and Poppy, how you let the other ratties take your treats away even though you were the biggest, how you preferred your hammock over your wheel, how much you loved your sister Poppy, how you were my sweet baby girl, my Emberbember always...
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
I think one of my girls, Ember (who is almost 22 months old) had a major stroke. :(
Last week she had some symptoms on her left side similar to what I have seen in people after a mild stroke, but was getting back limited use of her front paw. Well last night she must of had a major stoke bc today she cannot walk, seems disoriented and confused. She even feel off one of the shelves in the martin's cage when I found her.
:( My poor baby girl. I put her in one of my smaller, no level cages so she would be safer. But when I got home today she looks worse. She is just lying down and her legs seem useless out beside her, her eyes have porphyrin all over them and she does not want to eat or drink.
I do not know what is best for her, I realize she is dying and I am so sad for her. But I do not know if I should just keep her comfy and let her go on her own or do I take her to the vet to be put to sleep?
This is just awful and I am not sure I can handle it. I still have Chile (who so far is healthy) and Poppy (But Poppy has a large mammary tumor that is growing day by day) As much as I love my babies, I do not think I will be able to get anymore ratties any time soon.
A lifespan of two years is just too short and unfair.
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
We are moving soon and our new apartment is not only smaller but not so happy with the idea of pet rats.:( I have worked it out so I can keep one medium cage and all the same sex (if not altered) So I decided to keep the girls, since Poppy has some health concerns, adopting her out just did not seem right. Which left my two boys...placing the boys into a new home was a very hard decision, but I was fortunate in that I was actually able to take them back to the original breeder, Carolina Blue Rattery. He was hoping to work with the unidentified mink Toby carries, so it worked out good. I know Keith will take care of them and Toby will get to have some girlfriend's again and still has his buddy Felix with him. :)