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.
Minx has left the building and moved on to the Rainbow Bridge.
Born June 30, 2007 of Sweet Pea and Gordon, he lived well until just very recently. It was only few weeks earlier we noticed Minx losing weight but having no other symptoms. As a precautionary measure we put everyone on our vet recommended prophylactic antibiotic just in case it was some sort of infection. As all of our other boys, and girls, are doing fine it seemed the best course of action.
Minx’s condition did not change. It really did not worsen, but it also did not improve. Tonight, as I walked in the door after doing my habitual Tuesday night rat laundry, I found Mrs.R holding Minx in her arms and thought what a sweet sight. Then I noticed the look in her eyes, and knew.
Minx took his last breath in Mrs.R’s arms as she whispered softly to him, it was OK to go to the bridge and be with his mother, father, and sister Hyper.