The Rats

Two rats are dying.

So I’m sure a few of you have seen pictures of some of my rats.  The white one, Via, and the black/white one, Reesie, are both in a very bad stage right now.  Via has to be put down because of a large tumor on her body, which is set to rupture within a few weeks.  I have to let her go before that happens.

Reesie is acting very strange.  She walks around only half awake, moves very slowly, but still makes efforts to eat (which is a sign of good health).  All the while, she’s letting me pet her a lot more and she’s not taking the usual cover in her hiding place.  All the worse, her front fingertips are turning black.  Very strange indeed.  I hope she’s just sick temporarily, but usually these things mean the end.