A very quick post, and a sad one. We went up to check on everyone a little while ago and found that Luther had decided to forgo a third Christmas with us and spend it in ratty heaven instead.
He had been ill for a little while with hind leg degeneration but was still reasonably active and eating fairly well. Last night at playtime there was no indication of anything worse than usual, but presumably he was worse than we perceived.
His cagemate Arkwright is upset, of course. He is also starting to show signs of HLD, but we are hoping to intro him to the girls for company and that should take his mind off everything else – for a while, anyway.
So, for now, I’ll finish with the picture I took of Luther last New Year’s Eve.
I hope you and yours have a lovely festive season, whatever you choose to celebrate at this time of year.