I haven’t posted anything much for a while for several reasons: our puppy got sick with a cold, and was out of commission for nearly two weeks. And Lucy (pictured), sadly, for the past 3 weeks or so, quickly got sick and went downhill quickly. It started with sneezing, lethargy, and she lost most of her movement in her back legs. She was over three years old. We knew the signs, we knew it was soon, so we kept her comfortable and sadly, she passed over night. She was asleep in her favorite sleep spot, and died in her sleep. She was our oldest living rat, and our first female rat. We rescued her from a pet store where she suffered with minor bumble foot and another rat had chewed part of her tail off.
She was the kindest, funniest rat I’ve met. Not a day would go by that she wouldn’t smother you with kisses. She will be missed dearly. RIP my baby.