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Two Years Old

Today we mark a milestone for several of our little ones, and more to follow.

Three of our girls (IJ, BJ, and Houdini) and ten of our boys (Blackjack, Singleton, Number 8, Number 9, Ash, Remy, Minx, Moonie, Padfoot, and Prongs) turned two years old today!

One week from today, our little WiiOne will also be two years old; and, on the next day we will see another boy (Sirius Black) and five more girls (Wild Thing, Wall Flower, Ande, Cinnamon, and Sweetie) turn two years old.

Of the 23 little baby rats that came into our world that fateful week two years ago, we are still blessed with 20 little bundles of furry love. I can only hope the next year will bring us as much good tidings.


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.