The Rat Diaries

A blog to show you that rats might just be…not so bad, after all.

Button November 6, 2014


Once again, I am not sure how to begin. In fact, I don’t even know what happened today. My brain hasn’t processed that there is an empty cage sitting upstairs in my room.

The ever-tiny, always-hyper, little miss Button was put to sleep this afternoon (November 5). She had grown, against the odds, to be two years, six months, and twenty-two days old. But her tumor had gotten too large. (more…)

 

Button Had a Bow November 5, 2014

Yesterday (November 3) while playing with Button, I took one of the ribbons I used to drag around for the rats to chase and tied it in a bow. Then I tried to get it to stay on Button’s head…
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Button’s Wig October 29, 2014

One thing I’ve learned about Button over the past two years is she is very particular about how her home is decorated. When the girls were younger, every time I finished cleaning the cage Button would spend a good fifteen minutes making a mess of things until all was just as she wanted. (more…)

 

Results of Vet Visit October 23, 2014

The vet visit went very well. I think the vet may still have some things to learn about rats, but I was very pleased with how caring and professional she and her assistant were toward the rats. (more…)

 

First Vet Visit Tomorrow October 22, 2014

So this is a bit of good news and bad news. Good news is, my parents are finally letting me take Bunny and Button to the vet for an exam. Bad news is, Bunny is very, very sick. (more…)

 

Bunny and Button’s Half-Birthday October 14, 2014

The rats are two-and-a-half years old now! (more…)

 

Sleeping Rats October 5, 2014

Yesterday after playing with Bunny and Button and putting them back in their cage, I sat down to watch them for a bit. They nibbled on some food and did a little home redecorating before settling into opposite corners of the cage’s bottom level for a nap. They were so adorable as they slept that I couldn’t help but snap a couple pictures of them.
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