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.

Blog Ahead Challenge

So I'm participating in the Blog Ahead challenge. The goal is to have at least 30 prescheduled posts by the end of the month. 

Right now I have 33 prescheduled posts and I hope to have at least 30 more written up by the end of the month but with a sick rat, a new puppy and Thanksgiving coming up..yeah, good luck with that! lol 

This Blog Ahead Challenge is hosted by Herding Cats & Burning Soup and I will let you all know if I made my goal at the end of the month.

Falcor: Our New Puppy

So a couple of days ago our apartment manager moved out and she couldn't take her puppy with her and since Ken has always wanted a dog since I've known him...we took the little guy and as you can see he is pretty happy....and so is the puppy. lol 

His name is Falcor and he's a Chihuahua/ Jack Russell Terrier mix. He's 5 months old and really friendly. 

And he loves Ken. Anytime Ken is sitting on the couch, Falcor will lay right beside him or have his head on his leg. 

Falcor was looking at one of my rats and the rats all seem to not mind him at all. We had Falcor and Scribbles nose to nose and they sniffed each other and neither of them minded. This is the first time I've had a dog since I was a little kid. 

And yes, he was named after the big white dog in The NeverEnding Story.