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AKA My other Boy

I adopted Rafi on August 6th. He had a large abscess on his nose, and was old and scruffy. No one else wanted to adopt him because he was "too big". So we did. And I fell in love. He was the sweetest thing, a total lap rat...for a few minutes at least, or unless I rubbed behind his ears.

He started slowing down about a week ago, but I thought he was just depressed because he wasn't living with his little brothers yet while we built a baby-proof cage.

Then yesterday he hit rock bottom. Took one nap in the morning, and then refused to go to bed because he wanted -me-. I didn't know why.

This afternoon I went to get a glass of coke to curb my ickyness because I was starving myself due to mourning his inevitable loss; he lurched from my chest to my shoulder and across, and as I sat down I cradled him into my shoulder, he took a few quick breaths, rubbed at his mouth with his little paws, and was gone.

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I love you. <3
 

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Find comfort in knowing that you provided him with love and warmth and comfort up to and including his last moments in this world. He will forever be with you. My sincere condolences. :(
 

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I do. Thank you for your kind words and condolences. I was so afraid he'd pass during the night, but at least if he had he would have been with his little brothers. But he waited. These deaths always used to be the ones I took to the hardest, because the first pet to pass on me was a hamster of mine, and I was young, and it took me forever to come to terms with it. ...Now, as I'm older, I prefer it.
 
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