Thursday, November 25, 2010


Poppy is still hanging in and doing ok. Her tumor has grown back completely and actually has two more tumors growing beside it now and they are getting bigger as well. :( Poor little girl, she has seemed a little depressed since we lost Ember and her tumor is making it harder for her to get around. I am still unsure what I am going to do. I worry about putting her through surgery again, but do not feel putting her to sleep is an option at this point either. She is almost 2 years old.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ember 1/16/09 - 11/16/10

Ember was put to sleep on November 16th. She was 22 months old. I am very sad and wrote this for her.

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...