Hi all. I wanted to post a general update so you all have an idea of what’s been going on and what to expect in the next few months.
Firstly, some sad news. The rats are almost two and a half years old – which equals about seventy years in rat years. They are slowing down and showing other usual signs of old age, one being, especially for females, the development of tumors. It is very common for unspayed rats to develop mammary tumors as they get older. Sadly, my little Button is one of those many unlucky rats. As a teenager, I did not have the money to spay Bunny and Button, and I do not have the money to have Button’s tumor removed now. Plus, the rats are so old that any surgical procedure could be detrimental to their health and well-being. Button’s tumor will continue to grow, and when it’s time I will have to have her euthanized. Bunny has also recently developed a tumor. I’m not sure what kind it is exactly, but I am assuming her situation will be similar to Button’s.
I will include a picture of each rat at the bottom of this post in the hopes that it may somehow help another rat owner or better the rat community in the future. The pictures may be upsetting to more sensitive readers. (more…)
Cute rat! (New Short) July 25, 2014
Tags: brand new, Button, cute, fancy rats, funny, Pets, rat, RatDiaries, Rats, Shorts, silly, small, small pet, The Rat Diaries, weirdness, YouTube
So. Well. Hm.
To be honest, I’m not sure what’s happening in this video, just that it’s oddly entertaining. (more…)
Derpy Bunny (New Short) July 24, 2014
Tags: awesomesauce, brand new, Button, fancy rats, Pets, random clips, rat, RatDiaries, Rats, Short, Shorts, small, small pet, The Rat Diaries, YouTube, Zelda
I have a ton of random clips scattered about on my computer that are too short to make into a video, but I want to upload them anyway. I decided to call these “Shorts”, ’cause, well, they’re short. Below is the first one, “Derpy Bunny”. Believe it or not, it took forever to make. I wanted to add music to the video, but, as most songs are longer than twenty-four seconds, I kinda had to make my own music by chopping up a Zelda song. Editing snippets of music so that they fit together just right is a pain in the butt, but I’m fairly pleased with the final result. (more…)
Bunny and Button are TWO! April 14, 2014
Tags: 2, 2nd, awesomesauce, birthday, birthday cake, Bunny, bunny and button, Button, Easy Bake Oven, fancy rats, pet birthday, Pets, rat, RatDiaries, Rats, second, small, small pet, The Rat Diaries, two
Are they really already two years old?! (more…)
Happy birthday Bunny and Button! April 14, 2013
Tags: 1st, awesomesauce, birthday, Bunny, Button, fancy rats, first, Pets, rat, Rats, small pet, The Rat Diaries
As my mom likes to point out, the rats don’t know it’s their birthday, but that won’t stop me from spoiling them like crazy today. 🙂