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Another ad over a year ago, another rescue but this time the owner decided she wanted to get rid of all her rats. So she tossed her 2 former PET girls in with the feeders and offered them all up as food. With Moon’s wonderful help, we managed to save the lot, but I especially felt badly for these girls…they were used to being pets and someone thought so little of them that they were being tossed away as food for other animals. They didn’t come with names (what a surprise!) so I went the Disney theme and named the 2 girls Flower and Mena…after getting tired of calling them himi with smudge, himi with no smudge (Mena) LOL

The 2 girls when they arrived in their cage with 11 other rats in it





They were older than the others and tolerated the little babies for a short while, but then the real personality of these 2 started coming out.


Mena with one of the baby boys




Pretty smaller Mena


Flower and Mena reunited after Flower’s e-spay.



Mena ended up with a mucky eye that defied treatment. I think it bothered me more than her.



My little old chubby ladies. I always wondered why they got so chubby, as they were the girls that would taunt and tease rats outside of their cage. There was a basket near the end of their cage and rats would sit there and huff and puff back (I had to put a mesh grid up so no one got hurt) so you would think all those calories would burn off




Tonight she was fine and shoving bedding through the bars of her cage as usual. Then about an hour later I saw her lying in front of the door…so I opened the door and gave her a gentle poke, and that’s when I knew she would be leaving me soon.

It was quiet, she lay on me, and it was just her time. I held her until the end and it was good.


 

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Sigh....Another sad rat story and I wish I could toughen up and "get used to " these situations when I hear about them, but who can ever get used to the cruelty and thoughtlessness of human beings? I guess never. :(

Mena was just a beauty...what a classy looking lady, and of course I am simply grateful she had a good life with you and felt loved.
 

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What a beautiful rat she was. She looks so precious. I'm happy you took her (and the many others) in to your home and gave her everything she could ever ask for. As well as a proper name. RIP Mena. <3
 
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