Monthly Archives: October 2009

The Day of His Life

Today was Ash’s day. We hadn’t planned it. It just turned out that way.

Ash was sound asleep this morning at breakfast, he’s normally awake. Although his appetite has been waning he would still eat his breakfast every morning. Today he just wasn’t interested.

Ash was an affectionate little critter, always wanting and giving kisses. He would happily run up onto your shoulder and then stretch to give a kiss, or steal one as the case may be. Today he was too tired.

He’s been tired for some time now. He would come out for free range time, but would more often than not just find a comfortable corner and lay down. Today … today we knew it was most likely the day. Today we took Ash on a field trip.

We took Ash to the Cheltenham Badlands. Not your usual rat day trip, this was our very first one. Mrs.R took some pictures, you can find them on the RatChatter forums. Here is the original picture of Ash in my pocket, where he spent most of his time while we were there.

Mr. Ash found his way to the Rainbow Bridge a few hours after we returned home. He seemed quite peaceful and passed quietly in Mrs.R’s arms.

Ash - Rest In Peace - Jun 22, 2007 to Oct 10, 2009
Ash - Rest In Peace - Jun 22, 2007 to Oct 10, 2009

Pet Heaven Trial Resumes

I created a Google alert (obviously) some time ago to keep track of the Pet Heaven trial and today I finally received an email that was actually related to the trial.

After an eight month delay, court hearings have resumed for a Toronto couple accused of euthanizing pets without a veterinary license …
Jennifer Yang – Staff Reporter

Just follow the link on Ms. Yang to read the entire article at, the online version of The Toronto Star.