Thursday, March 14, 2013

RIP Ares

The last of the 4 boys I adopted nearly 4 years ago has passed away. He was 3 1/2 years old and one of the sweetest little rats I've ever had. Also one of the biggest weighing in at 3lbs. 

In his last few months he had Hind Leg Degeneration and couldn't walk very well, he just pulled his back legs behind him so I put him in the smaller single story cage so everything would be closer and easier for him to get at. He was still such a happy boy and always ready to give kisses. 

My pretty boy. Last year I grew a small canister of cat grass for him and his brother but they wanted nothing to do with it. 

He sure did like his steamed rice and carrots. 

He and hades were best friends and cuddled all the time. 

Here is Hades looking at me wondering why I was bothering them. He was protective of Ares but sadly he passed away a couple of months ago.

I always thought Ares had such a pretty little face, very expressive eyes. 

This is a picture of all 4 of the brothers. Ares, Hades, Jasper and Brodie. They were my big squishy boys and now the last one has passed away to be with his brothers who I know were waiting for him. 

Jasper was on his back and Hades was laying right next to him while Ares walked on both of them to see if I had a treat...which I did. 

Ares and Jasper cuddled together in the hammock. They were both such sweet boys and I miss them all. 

Ares has been slowing down for some time and when he refused to eat or drink anything I knew he wasn't going to be with me for much longer. I held him, gave him lots of love and he passed away peacefully in my arms. 


  1. I am so very sorry, and glad that you shared the story of Ares and his brothers. I am sure that they are together again! What good therapy to write about him and all the others too. love ya

  2. Sad when any pet passes away, sounds like all of them had a great life though.

  3. Oh Mary I am so sorry for your loss. He was a darling little man who looked like he had a wonderful life with you. I'll be keeping you all in my thoughts. I know it's a heartbreaking thing to go through.

    PS- The photo of all four of your boys together? Oh my word. I think I fell just a little in love with all those little chubby bodies.

  4. All of those boys were big squishy rats except for Brodie. Jasper being the biggest weighing a little more than 3 lbs and was 19 inches long. He was such a cuddler too. Ares was only a tiny bit smaller. I have 4 rats right now and none of them are huge like these guys were. I think they must have come from the Nevada Test


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