Monday, April 14, 2014

Aww.

Sweet Civi, the little pet rat we gave our youngest for Christmas just over a year ago, died unexpectedly yesterday morning.  I know many of you aren't rat people, but she was a dear pet with a huge personality and will be greatly missed.  Rats generally only live about three years, but losing her this early is heartbreaking.  She was a brave little thing - shortly after she went to live in her new home, she escaped from her cage and had a grand adventure, culminating in eating a bunch of Goldfish crackers.  Gotta love a pet who ends an escape with a food binge, right?
 Civi liked everyone but especially loved her owner.  I've never seen a rat sleep on someone like she did with our youngest...it was the picture of contentment for both of them when that happened.  I'm sure there will be more pet rats in the future, but Civi won't be forgotten.  RIP little Civ.

18 comments:

  1. Ah poor little Civi! Losing a pet is always hard, no matter what kind of pet it is or how long you have it. Hugs for your youngest.

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  2. (Pour some cheese out for our fallen homie)

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  3. Pets become part of the family immediately. They come, they bring us happiness and laughter, they always go too soon.

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  4. Aw, that's so sad! Hannah had a hamster once that got out of its cage - we could hear it in the walls and then all of a sudden it stopped. Fast forward SIX months, and we were watching t.v. and in walks Sammie! We have no idea where she had been and she lived another year!

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  5. Awww. I do like rats, and that is so so sad for her to die so soon. And I love that your family loves rats.Yes, don't wait too long to get another one.

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  6. Awww, she looks so sweet! It sounds like the time she had with your son was happy, which is I think all we can hope for for any pet.

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  7. So sorry to hear! I've never had a rat, guinea pig etc but I totally get that they'd make wonderful pets and it sounds like Civi was a real sweetie!

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  8. I'm definitely not a rat person but a pet is a pet so I know that losing Civi is upsetting.

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  9. That's sad. I'm not a rat person either, but that one looked really cute!

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  10. So sorry for your loss of Civi! Losing a pet is so hard, they are such a big part of the family.
    I am not a rat person, but when my oldest was in 7th grade, he brought home two baby rats that he passed off as mice. He knew I liked mice. By the time I figured out they were rats, well, it was too late. I was attached. They were the sweetest girls and smart too!

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  11. We love all our critters in all forms. We have a zoo at our home and they're just like our kids. Sorry for Civ's too soon passing. ;-(

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  12. Poor Civi. She had a good life, though. More than many rats have. My condolences.

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  13. So sorry to hear about the loss of your little one. I remember when our daughter brought home a hamster and we weren't pleased. But we grew to love her as well. She didn't live very long and it was a very sad day when she passed away. Civi can't be replaced but perhaps you will find a new little one to love.

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  14. Aww, man. So sorry about Civi. She is adorable!

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