Rats, cats, cemeteries, nature, and other things that strike my fancy.
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@lovecats92 got me this adorable vintage pitcher for my birfday. There was a note inside it saying "Given to me by Mother 1936. Bought at Linn & Scruggs" (A long defunct department store here in Decatur IL).
Below that in a different handwriting it says "From Margaret Crouch's house Winter 2008". So I did a little searching and found the grave of the woman this originally belonged to, I think. Why? Because I can. I guess. I like connecting these things to their former lives.
Yolandi. Our sweet blind ratty girl. Tonight we introduced her to her future cage mates, and it went pretty well. She and Artemis did some posturing but nothing beyond that. She and Mouse took to each other right away. I'll be so happy when we have them all in one cage.
#rats #ratmom #ratsrule #yolandi
My sweet girl Lyna has gone to be with her sister Malakii in Ratty Heben, just two weeks after Malakii passed. As with her sister, a pituitary tumor is suspected.
Lyn became very depressed after Mal passed. Then her health began to decline. (I can go into details of anyone wants to know the deteriorating effects of a PT). Her cage mate Mouse comforted and cuddled Lyn even though Lyn was no longer herself, just as Lyn comforted Mal as her health failed.
Rats are such amazing compassionate animals. The grief I feel when they pass is heartbreaking but the time we have together is worth it.
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