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Blog for my three black and white hooded rats, Poppy, Sage, Mint, and my black cat, Velvet!

I was taking rat selfies and Mint looks like she has made a terrible mistake in all her pictures

— 2 days ago with 4 notes
#mint rodent  #rats 

Luna sadly passed away this Saturday.
Obit to follow after midterms

— 1 month ago
Pet health update

Poppy and Mint: a-okay, chubby, happy rats.
Sage: still scabby and tiny, but has good muscle mass for her size so she is okay, just a runt. She is on antibiotics and a pesticide because we still don’t knew what exactly is causing the scabs but she is happy.
Luna: hind end degeneration and arthritis is being treated and she doesn’t really use her back legs anymore but has stronger front paws now, and I clean off the parts of her she can’t groom. She still climbs and gets around. She also either has a lung tumor or a nasty lung infection but she has started antibiotics and all the yucky breathing she had went away so I am pretty sure it’s thankfully just an infection.
Velvet: he has been vomiting frequently for a while now and one vet said it was fine because he is overweight but I learned more about it and more than occasional cat barf can be an indicator of serious issues so I brought him to a different vet where he had the worst attitude. He hissed!! He never hisses! he had to be sedated for his blood work, he was so bad.Turns out he is probably allergic to cat food so now he has fancy cat food and hasn’t barfed nearly as much since then, yay!

— 1 month ago with 1 note
#boring post that may sound loopy bc i just got my wisdom teeth out 
Master of sophistication: Velvet.

Master of sophistication: Velvet.

— 2 months ago with 2 notes
#black cat  #cat 

I have enough pita pit delivery containers to make a rat tunnel.

— 2 months ago with 1 note
#rats 
#angryratburrito
(I had to give Sage a bath because of skin issues and she was NOT happy with me.)

#angryratburrito
(I had to give Sage a bath because of skin issues and she was NOT happy with me.)

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#rats  #sorry Sage! had to be done 

I love how different little rat personalities are.

While Poppy, Mint, and Sage play on the windowsill , Luna decides that this is the best time to burrow into covers.

— 3 months ago with 4 notes
#rats 
Velvet is very happy with the new cage arrangements.

Velvet is very happy with the new cage arrangements.

— 4 months ago
#rats  #cat  #no rats live in the top cage btw 
I promise that I try to take lots of pictures of the rats but they like to be by people so then I am in the picture and I am not as cute as ratties.

I promise that I try to take lots of pictures of the rats but they like to be by people so then I am in the picture and I am not as cute as ratties.

— 5 months ago with 4 notes
#rats 

Luna does not like pictures one bit

— 5 months ago with 3 notes
#rats 

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Having a little Halloween party with my rats.

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— 5 months ago with 22966 notes

Esme/Essie :: June/July 2011-16 October 16, 2013
Essie passed away sometime this morning between 4-6:30 am. She was taking medicine for a recurring respiratory infection and the vet said she would be fine but when I went to give her a second dose of medicine for the day, she was unresponsive to almost everything. I was in denial because she had been fine that morning but I knew by looking at her that she was unlikely to recover.

I wrapped her up in a towel and cried and told her she was a good rat and that I loved her and that she would get to see Rosie, her original cage mate, again and that she’d never have trouble breathing anymore and maybe one day I would even get to see her again. I held her until 4 in the morning and then I made sure she was cozy in her towel and put her in a box in the travel cage and then I wrapped the travel cage up in my blankets and I slept by the cage to make sure she didn’t go on alone.

In her prime, Essie was the most adventurous of all my rats owned to date. She jumped up my bookshelves, she climbed off my bed, and she climbed up my curtains. She was a sweetheart and a trouble maker, even when she calmed down in her later months,

All of my previous rats had been put down at the vet’s office and I didn’t know how to handle the situation but she wasn’t in pain and she went in her sleep which is much better than in pain and at a vet’s office, I(‘d like to) think. I wish I would’ve checked on her midday or something. I feel like I could have delayed this or helped or done something to make it better. I am happy that I at least was able to see her alive one last time.

Say hi to Rosie for me. I love you and miss you already, Essie.

— 6 months ago with 5 notes
#rats  #obituary 

Essie passed away during the night. She was sleeping in a small cage next to me and I never heard her struggling. Real obit post to follow.

— 6 months ago