I was just stunned to see your post tonight, especially after receiving your very touching condolences about my two boys.
I am SO very sorry about Windham and I just can't believe it. Marc and I both read your post and we kept saying over and over, "We know exactly how Storyseeker feels." That is what this forum is for, for support from other people who know all about the wonderful joys as well as the heartbreaks we deal with when it comes to our beautiful rat children.
I totally feel for you right now and your post sounded so similar to what we just went through with our boys. So much crying and heartache, wanting to get them out of their pain and let them rest, and losing a baby at such an early age.
We can relate to every aspect of what you are going through. We know how much it hurts and it is so obvious from you post that Windham was very special and sweet and very, very loved. We all love each other's babies on this forum so you are among family here and not alone with your grief.
Just like you, Marc and I are ALSO comforted by knowing that Klausse and Wolfie are still here in the house with us, running around and visiting with us to cheer us up, in between hanging out and having fun in Ratty Nirvana where I know they are having so much fun with their cousin Windham right now
. I hope that thought comforts you a bit.
Our thoughts are with you and Windham right now and I hope, when you are ready to do so, you will be able to post some photos of Windham so we can honor him. Take care and feel free to come to the forum whenever you need to talk with your fellow rat parents.
Vladina, this is yet another reason I feel a bond to you. Loss surely does bring people closer, as it should. I will have to keep a look out underfoot as now I'll have two extra visiting little 'cousins' flitting past my toes out of the corner of my eye.
Though no longer on this plane, all our boys will discover a way to take over the world yet.
I could never get many good shots of him, though I tried. He was always my shy boy. Just for you guys though, some of my favorite shots and almost shots.
Baby Windham at 5 weeks old, still with his greyish babyfur, and telling me even then, he would prefer privacy please.
My twin boys Tucker and Windham showing their tight bond. The only way I could tell them apart, as even minute details of their fur patterns were identical, was that Windham (on the right) was developing into a fatty pudge, and Tucker had his tail dyed green.
Windham showing he, like Pooh, was stuffed with fluff.
Another shot that same night. Windham loved the top of the toilet lit. I'd originally attributed this and the above pic as Tucker on another thread, but realized that the proporin on his eye proved me wrong as he'd had a bit of a problem with eye boogers in that eye during that time.
Windham, proving that while he was shy at most things, food turned him into a pushy bowl horder.
This pic always makes me smile. My rats playing shoulder shrug. That's Windham goulies and tail in the middle.
Peek a boo.
He loved wall pockets. This picture was Windham's personality on display more than any other I own.
You do that my sweet boy, you do that.