Saturday, November 01, 2014

RIP Lucky -January 2013- October 2014

Lucky came to us when he was just a tiny baby. He was born with only 3 legs and the pet shop he was in was going to euthanize him because they wouldn't sell a rat that was "defective" so a girl that worked there called my daughter and asked if I would be willing to take him, which I did. 

This is how he celebrated last Christmas with us. He never minded me posing him, taking pictures or even putting a hat on him as long as he had a little treat he would happily sit there and let the crazy human snap pictures. 

He was the happiest rat, most loving rat I've ever had. Every time we went to pet him he would start kissing our hands and he did this all the time. He was always happy to see us.

Lucky even shared a bite of pizza with me one time. I thought this was cute because he looked like he was closing his eyes and giving thanks for the pizza he was about to nom. 

We even had a birthday party to celebrate his first birthday in January of 2014. He would have been 2 years old this coming January. *He only got a couple bites of cake*

Last month I took a few pictures of him for Halloween. He really wanted to destroy that orange spider. 

*The whip cream made him look like he had fangs*

Everything was fine until last week. Lucky had a stroke, lost his vision and partial use of his front paw. At first he was eating and drinking and then he started having seizures and he stopped eating or drinking anything. He was having an even harder time getting around and refused to eat anything. 

We didn't want him to suffer so we made the hard choice and had him euthanized when he showed no progress and kept getting worse. We didn't want him to suffer.

Everything seemed to happen so fast and I am still trying to come to terms with the fact that my beautiful, sweet rat is no longer with us. 

RIP Lucky, you will be missed.


  1. Mary: I am so sorry to hear that Lucky is gone. He was so lucky to have come to you in the first place. He got lots of love in his life, which is a wonderful thing for him.

    Blessings and Bear hugs to you!

  2. Anonymous6:08 PM

    R.I.P. Lucky. It's obvious the little guy was very loved.

  3. Aw Mary. My heart just breaks for yall. I'm so sorry you lost your little one. What wonderful memories to have of him though. <3 Lots of love from me and the herd.

  4. Oh, Mary. I'm so sorry. Hugs.

  5. Poor little creature. Sigh. I hate it when that happens, Mary. I really hate it.

  6. Sorry to hear indeed. Sucks even more when it happens so fast.

  7. So sorry to hear you've lost Lucky. It looks like you gave him a wonderful life and I hope you have many happy memories of your time together. *hugs*

  8. I was so sad to see this on Facebook. It looks like you gave him a very, very happy life, though, which is all we can really do for our pets. They're with us for such a short time but bring us so much joy.

  9. Sad to hear that, out of your posts he was my favorite of your rats.

  10. Tearing up because I've been here with a few of my adoption kitties. You gave him a good, happy life, Mary!

  11. Thank you all very much. I'm still just dazed that this happened so fast. I miss my baby so much.

  12. It's cruel on many levels, Mary.

  13. This post made me tear up. Lucky sounds like such a sweet rat and how fun he didn't mind posing for the camera and having a hat on his head as long as he has a snack. I think it's great you decided to take him when the pet store wanted to euthanize him because they couldn't sell him, that's so sad and I think it's wonderfull you took him and it looks like he had a great life. And it's so sad how a rat can go from great to bad so fast. Lucky sounds like a great rat and I am sure he had a great life with you!

    1. Thanks so much, Lola. He was such a sweet rat. Definitely my heart rat, my favorite out of all the rats I've ever had. He had a great life and was so happy.


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