Well I am now ratless for the first time in about three years.
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
Well now my Chile is alone. :( Not sure what I am going to do yet. She was younger than the other two and is almost 20 months old now. So I guess even though I think of her as the baby, she is getting up there too. I have been thinking I may try to find a neutered little boy for her. Not sure yet. Chile has always been a calm peaceful rat with the other rats, but she also has not met a new rat in probably a year and a half now... So what if she does not like a new friend?
Poppy went to sleep and just never woke up. She was 23 months and 1 day old. As hard as loosing one of my babies is, Poppy's death was the most peaceful I have yet to experience, although very much unexpected. She was fine the night before, playing and eating. She did have the rather large mammary tumor that had returned after being removed once, but it really did not seem to bother her that much. Poppy loved life and was excited about everything she encountered. She loved everything and was an extremely busy little girl and always looked like she had an actual smile on her face. Rest peacefully my sweet girl, you will always be my baby.