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. 

A Small Rant

I was looking at some of the reviews on Amazon for a few of the books I had planned on buying but couldn't make up my mind which ones I was going to get. I knew I wanted to buy a Diana Palmer book, I just wasn't sure which one in my wish list I wanted to get, so I started reading reviews...big mistake.

Seems like there are some idiots out there in internet land. Diana Palmer happens to be one of my all time favorite authors. I have a huge stack of her books on my book shelves. But it seems that there are a few people out there that have bought more than one of her books, knows what kinds of stories she writes, doesn't like the recurring cowboy, virgin theme in most of her books and so they write bad reviews on her books.

My thoughts are if you know that an author writes a particular type of story and you know you don't like it, why do you keep going back to reading more of them just to write a bad review for them?

It just doesn't make a lot of sense to me. If you don't like the hairy chested cowboys who meet the shy virgins in small towns or most of the heroes are ex special forces military who are always on the look out for the bad guys to come and mess with them in their small town...why do you keep reading the books knowing full well that's what you are going to get?

I read these books because I know exactly what I'm in for when I buy them and I like that I can always count on the same sort of book when I'm in the mood for that genre.