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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Ellie – April 2007 to Sept. 10. 2009

Ellie and Shama entered my life through another rescuer’s good deed. A lovely compassionate woman named Terri went out of her building to throw her garbage into the dumpster late one very cold February night and caught a full-grown man tossing a hamster cage with 2 rats in it inside! She asked him what he thought he was doing, that they would freeze to death if he left them. She was told with incredible logic “They have fur don’t they?” and also that the family was moving and they didn’t want to take the rats with them
Terri fell in love with the 2 girls, but sadly she was a Cat Rescuer and after a few near-mishaps decided she must rehome the girls. No one seemed to want them until finally she spoke to someone who contacted me on her behalf. I called them my Almost-Dumpster rats. I introduced newly named Ellie and her cagemate Shama to the Goliath family, which worked out very well for a few months at least. Then Ellie decided she was going to be a bully with Shama slinking in her shadow, harassing rats. The FN got split but another few months went by and the harassment continued even when housed with my Black Hellions. So eventually they were put on their own once again and were very happy with the arrangement and stayed that way until they mellowed enough to meet my Geriatric group, where they fit in and became sweet loving happy rats with a family once again


Ellie and Goliath






Ellie and Shama showing off their pretty necklaces


June of this year, aging but gracefully.
Ellie helping me aerate my rat pants


August, with their new geriatric family, Mogwai and Otto


My brave beautiful girl was paralysed at this point but still bright and cheery





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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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I'm sorry Spaz. She is an adorable rat. You gave her a great life!
Now, she is up running around just like in her youth. I'm sure of it!
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aww, RIP little rattie!
such sweet photos, thank you for sharing.

They all look very happy, they're so lucky to have crossed your path
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 04:45 PM
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They are all very cute. And its good to know that although she was paralized you still gave her your love.

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I'm sorry for your loss...
She looks like she had a great home and lots of love--how lucky for you both!


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-10-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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I'm sorry Spaz.

She sounded like she really enjoyed her life there with you. Just think of all those happy memories she has taken with her over Rainbow Bridge.
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I am so sorry. Its so great of you to take in such a beautiful girl and even gave her a good life when she was paralyzed. RIP Elllie


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