Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Jonas

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

On Saturday night, Jonas was a bit quiet, and by Sunday evening he was obviously ill. Chris took him to the vet on Monday. They said he had an infection and was very dehydrated, and that they would keep him in overnight for treatment. This morning we phoned them to be told that he'd got a lot worse.
We hurried down to the surgery to see him, and he looked awful - so ill and miserable. We knew that euthanasia was the only kind option for him. The vet left us alone for a while to cuddle him and say goodbye, then they took him away to put him to sleep. We were both crying.

We've had him since March last year. When he was a baby he would spend ages snuggling up on the back of my neck. He once fell asleep there and was so relaxed that he fell right off. He was a playful and affectionate rat, and we loved him.

It's too quiet here now.

Labels:

9 Comments:

At 8:20 pm, Blogger Hieronymus Anonymous said...

*hugs*

I'll miss Jonas. He was a funny little(ish) guy.

 
At 9:15 pm, Blogger oppiejoe said...

Sorry Mouse...
*hugs*

 
At 9:16 pm, Blogger NEO said...

Awww, sorry. That sucks, do they just not live very long or are they just prone to diseases?

 
At 9:23 pm, Blogger MadCarlotta said...

Oh Mouse! I'm so sorry! :(

*hugs*

 
At 9:28 pm, Blogger Mouse said...

Rats usually live for years - the ones I've had before mostly lived to about three. They also don't get ill very often.

 
At 11:06 pm, Blogger Nettie said...

*bigbighugs*

I'm so sorry to hear of Jonas sweetie. My love to both you and Chris.

 
At 5:34 am, Blogger Tah said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, MM. Whit and Jonas both within a few weeks of each other. :(

 
At 10:13 am, Blogger Smerk said...

Condolences. Jonas was a fun little rat. *hugs*

 
At 10:00 am, Blogger LaMa said...

I am very sorry to hear that * hugs*

 

Post a Comment

<< Home