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A Sad Day - January 20th 2016, 02:35 PM

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On Saturday I had to get my beloved rat, Tatters, put to sleep. She'd had a tumour growing for the last few months and due to her age having it removed surgically would have been very risky so I opted to keep her comfortable as long as I could. Sadly, the tumour had grown too big and she was struggling to get around as well as squeaking a lot if anything pressed on it so I made the decision to ease her suffering.

I know I made the right choice but I can't help feeling sad, especially because she's left behind her cagemate, Stitch, who's alone now and she won't understand why Tatters isn't coming back. Everytime I go into the room she comes out and starts looking to see if Tatters is returning whereas before she would just stay in her house most of the time.

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Re: A Sad Day - January 20th 2016, 03:43 PM

I am so sorry. You definitely did make the right choice but it still definitely is sad because our pets are our best friends. If you want to talk you can PM me at any time.


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Re: A Sad Day - January 20th 2016, 07:06 PM

Aww I'm so sorry about tatters sounds like she was an awesome little friend to have, and you took good care of her.


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Re: A Sad Day - January 21st 2016, 02:55 AM

Oh no! I'm so very sorry You definitely made the right decision. I know how hard it is to lose a pet. Tatters is in a better place now and not suffering. Message me anytime! RIP Tatters


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Re: A Sad Day - January 21st 2016, 10:31 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. I know how much your pets mean to you and I know this can't have been an easy decision, but you made the right call. It's made even harder by the fact that you still have another rat who won't understand what's happened, but it will get better in time (as I'm sure you know).


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Re: A Sad Day - January 23rd 2016, 04:52 AM

Hey there.

I'm really sorry to hear about Tatters.

It sounded like you were a great friend to her.

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Re: A Sad Day - January 23rd 2016, 08:50 PM

Im so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it can be losing a pet but just remember you did what was best and look after yourself, Kay? Hang in there.


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Re: A Sad Day - January 25th 2016, 11:57 AM

Losing a pet hurts so much. You made the right decision. I've had to do the same with one of my guinea pigs and it's horrible but she's not in pain any more.

Perhaps you could look into getting a new cage mate for Stitch so she doesn't get lonely? Otherwise, just make sure you spend lots of time with her and give her lots of love.



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Re: A Sad Day - January 27th 2016, 10:38 PM

Tatters had a wonderful home, and I'm happy to know she was so cared for. I'm really sorry, Cara.
   
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