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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Aging Rascal

So sadly my oldest ratty,Rascal is showing his aging.
He has slowed down alot,although he still gets hyper moments.He is looking scruffy now and sleeps ALOT.


He also has a small lump on his shoulder.I am keeping my eye on it,in case it turns out serious.I may take him to the vet anyway in a few days if it doesn't go away.It is small and not affecting Rascal,so I am not worried.However if it gets bigger,bothers him or anything in the next few days...I am taking him to the vet.


I just wanted to post this.
I am having a rough time right now (nobody knows why here...cause I didn't post about it here and rather not post it in this forum) and so if I lose one of my ratties anytime soon while I am going through this hard time,I am going to be devestated.


Rascal is an older rat,so I know his time is coming.I will continue to spoil him,so his last days are very special.




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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-03-2008, 09:43 PM
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Our rats' lives are never long enough. Hopefully the lump won't bother him and he will stick around for a while longer.

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Aww hun hugs for you. I hope Rascal can hold out until you are not having so many tough times. Its so horrible when a ratty dies i wish there was a way to make them live longer!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Lots of hugs and kisses to you and your boy !!
Jus focus on the time you both have left together!! im sure you will make it fantastic!! *Hugs*

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That's always the hard part because they're the best animals in the world. I don't think I've ever been as attached to anything as I am to some of my rats and their time with us is soo short!

Okay ladies we're all scientifically minded in this forum, we need to dedicate our lives to the study and genetic engineering of longer living pet fancy rats so we don't have to keep going through this all the time!
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Thanks guys.
It is heartbreaking to know he may not live much longer.
I agree...rats are the best animal,too bad they didn't live as long as a dog.But at least we can make the short time they are with us special and spoil them like crazy.




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Rascal is gone.


As I mentioned he was aging.Well I came home tonight and he was gone! I seriously didn't expect him to go yet.Even though he was showing his age,he was still lively.He did start losing weight and last night was a little skinny,yet I seen him eat.


I guess it was time.Rascal was about 2 1/2 yrs or so...




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awww i'm sorry! that was quick! *hugs* rip rascal

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Awww, I'm sooo sorry hun
You must feel awful
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OMG lisa im so sorrrrry!!
that happened so quick
He had a brilliant life with you and your boys!
Rip rascal !

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Oh no! I'm soooooo sorry about Rascal. *hugs* I hope you are ok.

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I'm very sorry VAn_Rat. I know how much losing one can hurt and I know you've had some other stuff going on too lately. All our thoughts are with you.
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Thank you.




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