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Hey, Guys!!! There have been some serious developments in the world of my rat pack! First of all, I may have mentioned her at some point, but there are a few new additions to the group. The first being Gypsy. I’ve had her for a while I just haven’t found the time to post about her. She’s a big albino squish rat with a little brown on her ears, nose, and the base of her tail (I know, not strictly albino). The other two newbies I’ll get to later. First of all, Iris has passed. She had cancer and a respiratory disease. This is why we got the first of the two new comers. Her name is Bailey. She is a brown berkshire (another term for the kind of markings on a rat, meaning one color except for a little white pattern on her belly). We got her while Iris was still alive so that she could have some time to settle in. We had no idea that Iris would pass just days after adopting Bailey. We thought everything was fine andy dandy until out of the blue Iris got extremely sick and died thursday morning. Angel, out of all of them, was grieving the hardest. Or at least that’s what we thought. She too got very sick and we took her to the vet immediately. the vet told us that she had a respiratory disease that causes hard nodules in the lungs that can bust open and release a flood of bacteria in times of stress (like a cage mate dying). She was prescribed with three meds and one precautionary one for the other two. Later that night we tried to give her a treat but she leapt up my dad’s arm instead of taking it. And she stayed there until my dad had to put her back in the cage. Later that night she died. And yesterday was the day that we got the third new rat. her name is Atlas and she is a black hooded (again, a term for markings). That’s pretty much all of it. See you later.

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A little bit of spring for everybody!!!

School has indeed started.

Yes. School has started again. For a brief explanation: I like all my teachers. I don’t have any classes with any of my friends. And I got a new rat! Her name is Gypsy and she is adorable. She even gives kisses! The weather around here has been so weird lately. Freezing in the morning so you put on long pants and other cold weather gear then it warms up during the day and your still wearing your long jeans and sweater! *sigh*
I started reading a new book series! It is The Mortal Instruments and it is so GOOD!!!! The movie just came out. It was good but they changed so much. If anybody saw the movie, the whole incident with the flame thrower never happened. That was a cool scene though. I’m gonna stop talking about it before I spoil the whole thing. Lol. See ya!

Baby Doesn’t Wanna Wear Her Leash

Baby really didn’t want me to put her leash on her today! Lol! She got kinda angry.

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Some Kira pics

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Kira’s on the top.

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Got cream cheese in her whiskers.

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Asleep in my lap

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“Bye.”

Kira, my baby, is no longer with us. Bless her soul. She died a little less than a month ago. I just haven’t been able to do this until now.
When I first adopted her she was terrified of anybody. I could hardly catch her to hold her. When she was about 6 months She started going bald on her front arms. I didn’t think much of it but I started getting worried when they didn’t get any better. The vet said that she was to stressed from the other ratties picking on her. By then both Sierra’s and Lizzie’s cancer was pretty far along so I got Angel and Iris. They didn’t get along well with Liz so I put them in the big cage with Kira and put LizzieBear and Sierra in the smaller one. They stayed like that for a while before I was able to put them all back together. Not long after that I had to put Sierra and Lizzie down. Kira, Iris and Angel were as happy as can be when Kira’s lung problems started up again. Not long after that she passed.
She was a wonderful rat. I spent all my free time with her in my lap when things got grim. She usually fell asleep. All her fear disappeared. She looked so peaceful. One night she just stopped breathing. After about ten minutes her heart stopped. She died in my arms and I swear to god that if I didn’t know any better I would have said she was still asleep. I guess she was. Just a different kind of sleep. I buried her next to Liz and Sierra.
RIP, Baby. I love you. May you never be afraid again.

Update

Hey guys, I really don’t know if anyone is still reading. I know I haven’t been keeping up with my posts. I just thought I’d update you on what has been going on. First order of business, Kira ain’t doin to good. She’s still week and can’t wash her self effectively. Second, SCHOOL’S OUT!!!!! I am almost in SEVENTH GRADE!!!! OH YEAH!!!!! WHOOOOO!!!! Third… well…. uh….. those are kinda of the big things right now. Just thought I should try to post. I’ll try to do pic of the week tomorrow. Sorry I missed so many.

Sorry I missed a week. I just haven’t had time to even think about my blog. I was really busy with friends this weekend and last week Kira got sick. Her breathing get really bad again and she’s so week she can’t even hold up her food. I’ve been having to hold it for her. She’s also been getting a lot of meds. The vet said that if she didn’t improve over the weekend we may have to consider “other options”. She hasn’t improved. Anyway, in her honor the pic of the week will be…

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Her at her prime.
Love ya Kira! ❤

A… Departure.

I used to think I wanted to be a vet. The problem is that the animals never seem to like the vet. Your always either poking and prodding them or giving them shots or, in the worst cases, killing them. Tomorrow, both Sierra and Lizzy are going to be euthanized. I do not think they are leading happy lives at this point. Sierra is lethargic and has difficulty breathing due to her advanced cancer. God, do I sound formal. I’m making this post much darker than it needs to be! Anyway, she’s always starving because, in effect, she’s feeding an ever-growing tumor. It’s almost half her size now. The same thing with Lizzy. Only her’s gives her much more difficulty walking and, I believe, has made her lose control of her bladder. She can’t “hold it” anymore. The poor baby. I’ll post more tomorrow. I just thought you guys should know. See ya.

That Little…

Yesterday me and mom thought we’d give Baby a little bit of free range time. Anyway she was running around just fine until about 8:00 when she just disappeared we searched the whole house several times! We both were distraught when we couldn’t find her anywhere. So we set out some food for her and watched a little bit of Netflix. After the movie she still was nowhere to be found! This morning when we woke up I searched the house again and told mom that I still couldn’t find her. So me and mom started going over what we knew:
She’s in the house. No doors or windows open.
She’s most likely healthy. She can go days without food.
As my mom was showing me an example of where she could be… WE FOUND HER!!!! She was behind one of my mom’s huge bookshelves. We had to take a ton of the books out to get to her but we got her and now she’s sitting happily in her cage basking away.

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I’ve been putting this post off for a while now (part of the reason I haven’t posted much lately). But… well… I’ll just get to the point. My mouse died on tuesday. She was almost 4. I knew her time was coming but you can never really prepare for that kind of thing you know? When other mice were in the cage she was always getting into fights and sleeping on her own. I think the happiest part of her life was towards the end. She was all alone in the cage because her cage mate had died and I, I know this sounds horrible, want to get another mouse so I could focus on the rats. Whenever she was visible, she stayed hidden most of the time, I would get her out and talk to her and pet her but she was always deathly afraid of humans. I have no idea why I just know that she didn’t like being handled. I don’t really know what I’m trying to say here. I guess I just wanted to say how much I loved her. That’s it. See ya.

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