Now, Jane has cancer, but seems to be responding to treatment, but my darling Lizzie, who has become very special to me, has also gone into respiratory distress, just like Richelieu. She survived last night, but I think by the end of the day I might have to make The Decision, depending on how she responds to nebulisation.
That's my litany of woe! The trouble with adopting older rats is the constant heartache.
My mouse boy is just fine, though. Tiny, fat and cheeky! :)
Unfortunately, a week after I had to say goodbye to Darty, and only 6 weeks after I bought them, Jack died due to the resulting respiratory distress, and we had to put Algy down a few days later. Then my tiny, precious heart-rat Darcy got ill. Nothing diagnosable, just extreme old age. He basically just lost all his motor functions, and spent all his time sleeping. I made the decision to put him down too - his death was very beautiful and peaceful, at least, and he was 3.5. So, I lost four rats within a month.
Then Richelieu was by himself, but clearly lonely and pining, so I adopted a fat little cinnamon girl called Kitty for him. Then two more girls needed a home, so I adopted them (Lizzie and Jane). Sadly, Richelieu died a little while after, at the end of September - he went into respiratory distress and had a seizure, which was the worst thing I have ever seen. (cont - sorry this is so long!)
Yeah, it has been a while! I'm super-happy to hear about your little ones. That's a great age.
Sadly, mine didn't do so well. I can't remember which rats I had last time I was here. I lost my beautiful boy Willoughby to a stroke - very sudden, mercifully, but a huge shock. I then adopted two boys from a petshop to save them from a) being eaten by a snake, which was their intended fate, and b) being kept in the terrible conditions they were in. Then d'Artagnan got very ill - he got a dental infection which prevented him eating and made him really sick really quickly, and I had to put him down. At the same time we realised that Jack and Algy, my new boys, had lung abscesses that we tried our best to cure. (cont)
I haven't seen you on the forum for a while! but maybe I have just missed you. How are your rats going ? My girl Pumpkin is a bit over three years old now! Plus my mouse Chickpea is 3 years too. Last time I talked to you (ages ago) I think your rats were on medication and not doing so well, have they improved? anyways I hope that you are your rats are well :)
I am glad to hear that your other rats are okay I hope that poor D'Artagnan is doing much better soon. Most of my pets are all well now, thank goodness!
how many pets do I actually have
So approximately 228.
when I was at the petshop I ordered a custom make betta tank. It will be a barrack system that holds 10 males which means that I will have a total of 20 males so exciting!
I hope you are well too :)
People seem to think that you are missing out on something by not eating animal products but honestly the food is delicious! I eat better now that I did years and years ago before I became Vegan. Anyhow I was thinking of doing up a recipe book some time so when I do I will be sure to share with you!!!!
Well, D'Artagnan is now being nebulised at the vet twice a week, so hopefully that will give the medication I give him at home a chance to take effect, so that he can gain some weight back. The others are all fat and perky. :p
How is your menagerie going? How many animals do you actually have? One horse, a gajillion bettas... :p
Hope you are well! :)
P.S. I was wondering if you could point me to some good vegan recipes!