A little sad news

Our little old lady Pinch has left us today.SONY DSC

She had been on her own since her friend Bitesize left us in January, but adapted well and enjoyed coming out for fruit pudding and scritches every evening. Recently she had been slowing down and eating less, but with nothing specific that we could ascribe to anything other than old age we carried on – giving her supplements where possible and making sure she had access to tasty foods to keep her interested.

Today at a vet visit it became clear that she had a number of intestinal tumours. I made the decision to bring her home and try to keep her comfy but as it was she decided to leave us shortly afterwards. J and I will get her a suitable pot and plant at the weekend.

Run free at the Bridge, Pinch. We will miss you but your friends Bitesize and Hawkeye will be pleased to see you.

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6 Responses to A little sad news

  1. Betheratgirl says:

    I offer virtual hugs, and hope you have a nice bit of comfort this evening.

  2. Whee are so sorry for your loss

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil

  3. ramblingratz says:

    So sorry, their time with us is too short.

  4. SusannaAntihero says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss! What a beautiful rat. It sounds like she had a wonderful life with you.

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  6. ownedbyrats says:

    Thank you, everyone. She had been with us for almost two and a half years and was nearly three which is a good age for a ratty. Missing her very much, but it was her time.

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