Three Times Unlucky

Addie, our pet rat, RIP. Born June 30, 2007. Died May 1, 2009.

Addie died in the early hours of the morning. Mrs.R slept on the sofa with her so she would not be alone in her final hours. Addie is our third pet to leave for the Rainbow Bridge in a little less than the same number of days.

Addie was named in the same fashion as her sister Ande. Ande and Addie markings were very similar with Ande having a more pronounced peak in the classic hooded stripe down her back, so she was named for the Andes mountains; Addie’s name came from the Adirondacks.

I love all our pets but some just seem to stand out a bit more than others. Addie was one of those pets; a pet rat that made an impression and I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace my little girl; take care and be safe at the bridge.

© 2009, Mr.Rattitude. All rights reserved.

4 thoughts on “Three Times Unlucky

  1. My condolence… we suffered a similar time last year when three of our rats passed away in a time frame of only a two month, IIRC. All of them were still young (two were 1 year old, the third only a few weeks). It’s hard to see a beloved animal dieing, even more so when they are ill and suffering. But so many animals in such a short time made us ask ourselves whether we still want to keep pet rats. We still do and are happy about that 🙂 For every tear shed there are countless hours of happy moments with our nice little friends. And they deserve to have a nice home with people that love them and care for them.

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  2. Thank you. Unfortunately due to the average age of our mischief we expect this year to continue with difficulties. I appreciate your thoughts and kind words.

  3. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rattitude… I just don’t know at this point what to say, having said so much but still so little in the last 2 posts… I send you hugs and comfort in these hard times…
    DarkDust, your kind words are precious…

    1. Thank you, Chibi. I am finding words to be just out of my reach with these recent events.
      We do appreciate your thoughts and concerns at this time.

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