Spaz, what a beautiful pictorial of your sweet boy. Tyr was so lucky to have such a loving life with you after a bad start...and getting to have a girlfriend to love too! It does not get any better for a ratty.
He looked so content in those later pictures. What a handsome and sweet gent he was. I am sorry you did not get more time with him post-op but I am sure you are so grateful (as is Tyr) for the quality time and happiness you DID get together. Rest and be happy sweet boy. We love you.
I always looke at your rip pages.. and they always tear me up.. Tyr looks a lot like my Hector. I am so attatched to my rats.. I dread the day. What really sucks.. is all of my rats are within 6 months of each other and 12 are all born on the same day.. So I am scared I will lose them all around the same time.. Anyway.. My heart goes out to you and your babies.