|Sad tidings and MOD POST
||[Sep. 4th, 2006|09:49 am]
For the keepers of many animals
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My last week has been nightmarish. I lost three babies in a two-day period.
On Wednesday last, my rat Skandranon died.
He was two years, two months, and he'd been dying, but it still hit me hard.
Thursday, I went to check on my mouse, Colby Jack, and he was in his house, sleeping the forever sleep. We didn't know how old he was; he was a rescue. He was probably old, but I'll miss him so much. His cage was right next to my side of the bed, and now I wake up every morning and get sad because he's not in it anymore. I don't even have a picture of him-- we only got him a few weeks ago, and our camera's broken.
Then, not an hour after we buried him, I went to check on my budgie, Aya, who had been hurt but had been doing okay, and he was lying in the corner of the cage, clutching a bar near the bottom with one foot. He was only about six months old. He is survived by his brother, Sariel. I have one okay picture of him, but I can't find it right now.
So now we're down to 21.
Skandranon is survived by our hairless boy Yofee, who is now very lonely. We have an adult boy reserved for us at Pixie's World Rattery, but it may be a few weeks until he can come home, so Yofee's been getting a lot of extra attention.( Our new rat, whose name will be changed but is currently MelvinCollapse )
To fill the void, we're thinking of getting an aquarium pet. A reptile, amphibian, insect, arachnid, or fish.