Pictures Of My Old Rat Raven - RIP July 19, 2005
These are pictures of my first rat. Her name was Raven. She was my little apprentice. I'd call her Rave. She was just like a puppy. I could let her run around the house and all I would have to do was call her and she'd come running to me. She was very territorial of me. If she was sitting on me or my shoulder and you went to touch me or her she would try to bite you.
She developed a large tumor under her leg and several small ones under her arms. I brought her to the vet and he said there was nothing he could do and it would be best to put her down. He said she should be put down when she appears to be in discomfort or pain. A few months later I brought her back to be put down. It broke my heart to take her there, knowing she would be put to sleep. It still breaks my heart. I loved her so much. She was my best friend, my little pocket apprentice. Sometimes when I look at Juliet I am reminded of Raven. It makes me sad and I will admit, I often do mourn her again.
These are the only pictures I have of her. I cherish them.