Goodbye Bob

July 15, 2009

Bob went in for his op and died a few minutes after it. The vet doesn’t know why. He was ok during the op, but stopped breathing a few minutes after they’d finished.

I was feeling very depressed yesterday, couldn’t believe i’d lost another one. I was so looking forward to seeing him happily snuggled up with a pile of girlies.

It also doesn’t help that Nutmeg isn’t very well. She is showing the same neurological signs that Burmickitiy did, losing balance, losing control of her front feet and loss of general agility. I need to get her to the vet, but they will only be able to maybe prolong her life, so I know it’s only a matter of time before she’ll be gone too 😦  I need to re arrange the cage for her as well to avoid her falling.

I was seriously considering giving up and not having any more after I lose these guys but then I had a cuddle with my boys and they cheered me up and I remembered the whole mission behind my breeding plans is to improve the health and lifespan of the rats. So I am now more determined than ever to work really hard at it and am looking forward to getting my breeding rats.

I will do Bob and Marlon’s obits shortly.

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