Saturday, December 15, 2007

Autumn Losses.....

This last week I had to help my Phippa and her grandson Monty to the bridge.

Montague MadRat, still young and dashing, developed a respiratory infection
that would not respond to antibiotics. On top of this, he also had a large lump
grow on the right side of his face. We were unable to get the lump removed
because Monty simply was not strong enough while fighting the lung infection.
The lump was pushing his jaw out of alignment and Monty could not eat.
Rather than see him starve or be in anymore pain, we helped him to the
Rainbow Bridge.
Wolfie is now alone and misses his two brothers terribly.
He looks for them daily. Both Monty and Georgie JR. were very young
to be gone, but nature has her own ways of dealing with us all and she
called my two boys had to go home to the Bridge.
Wofie weeps for his brothers,
and I'm giving him extra attention so he doesn't pine away or
get to sad and depressed, but I worry I am not enough of
a substitute for the little guy. Like his father, Wolfie only accepts
living with his family and refuses to even consider another rat.
~Montague MadRat October 2006-November 2007~
Rest in Peace Little Handsome Brown Eyes

In addition to Monty's sickness, Phippa also was helped home
to the Rainbow Bridge. Phippa, in fact, left with her grandson.
My darling girl developed a chest cyst, which could have been
removed if not what looked like additional cervical cancer. Phippa was
incredibly vibrant and didn't want to leave us, but her bleeding
had gotten to much and her weight loss left her getting
dangerously thin. Even with her tired eyes she loved to groom
me when I picked her up and chittered on my hand when I held
I miss my Phippa so much.
She picked me from the pet store when
I went in and she was a young (pregnant) girl who played hide-n-seek
with me until I took her home. Phippa has 23 children, 21 lived.
She was the best Mommy ever, cuddling her kits while they nursed
and always taking the best care of them. She loved her girls
even after they grew up and always snuggled with Morgan, her
daughter who stayed with us when the others were adopted.
I miss you Phippa - your bright eyes
and fun spirit, and adventurous little rattiness.


Philippa Marlow Shakespearerat
Dec 2005-Nov 2007

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Blogger DK & The Fluffies said...

Sleep Montague MadRat and sweet little Philippa Marlow Shakespearerat - you will be remembered.

6:00 PM

Blogger Beezer said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Sometimes there is never enough time.

Purrs & Purrs

7:46 PM

Blogger Mickey said...

I am so sorry .It's so hard when they go before their time.
Purrs & Headbutts,Mickey

8:44 PM

Blogger The Meezers said...

we are so sorry for your loss. Rest well Monty and Phippa, we will see you at the Bridge

9:09 PM

Blogger muffinmidi said...

We are so so sorry to hear of your losses.To lose three family members
in so short a period of time is awful. You are in our prayers.
Muffy,Midi & Tracy

10:25 PM

Blogger Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We're so very sorry. Love and purrs from all of us, plus the Lady.

11:49 PM

Blogger Tale said...

I'm so sorry. :'(

3:24 AM

Anonymous abita said...

We're very sorry that you had to let Monty and Phippa go.
Hugs to all, especially Wolfie.

6:14 AM

Blogger Forty Paws said...

We're so sorry to hear of Monty and Phippa's passing. And poor Wofie's loneliness. Our purrs are with you.

Luf, Us

8:09 AM

Blogger Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear about Monty and Phippa. Our thoughts are with you.

10:44 AM

Blogger Victor Tabbycat said...

We're so sorry! We've said before, our beans had a rattie an she was a grate pet. Those who haf left, are content. Those left behind feel sadness. May that sadness be replaced by fond memories. Purrs and hugs

11:16 AM

Blogger Hot(M)BC said...

Lotsa purrs for yore sadness. We's so sorry about Monty and Phippa.
Sanjee, Boni Maroni, Mini, Gree and Pepi

11:21 AM

Blogger Tyler said...

I've lost many a rat over the years. And although I don't have any now, I do feel your pain. You made the right decision in helping your little one cross the Bridge. No animal should suffer, ever. Those darn tumors that the rats get are just unfair.

11:43 AM

Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are so sorry for all the losses. Philippa sounds like a lovely rat lady. Our girls were always so friendly and loving too.

11:51 AM

Blogger Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

We are sad to read this. They were both such pretty and curious little creatures and we've enjoyed the pictures and stories of them. These little dears sure do wiggle their way into our hearts and it is so hard to let them go.

12:23 PM

Blogger ML (Mary Lynn) said...

So sorry to hear about your losses...our prayers are with you and those left behind.

3:51 PM

Blogger Ariel said...

So sorry to hear the sad news.

4:32 PM

Blogger Millie said...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friends.

6:34 PM

Blogger Miss Steffy said...

Words cannot describe the empathy and sorrow I feel for you and yours.

9:56 PM

Blogger Artsy Catsy said...

If only we could keep our furbabies with us forever. Our hearts go out to you in this very difficult time.

Artsy Catsy

10:04 PM

Blogger Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that you lost Phippa and Monty. I have always loved reading the stories about the rats and their adventures. I know that you will miss them very much. I really hope that Wolfie doesn't pine too much. Poor little guy.

12:40 AM

Blogger Cisje said...

I am SO sorry to hear that Phippa and Monty went to The Bridge. It made me cry to read about it.
Poor Wolfie: a rat should not live alone!
I wish you strengh and you are with me in thought.

Mom from Rats Inn

1:08 PM

Blogger Mrs. Sniffles said...

We is so sorry to hear about the ratties and send you lots of nose bumps in their honor.

6:26 PM

Blogger The Furry Kids said...

We are so sorry for the losses of Phippa and Monty. You all are in our thoughts and purrayers.
Hugs and purrs to you guys.

Titus, Tazo, EG, & their Mom

6:35 PM

Blogger William said...

We're so so sorry to hear this news. :-(

7:47 PM

Blogger DaisyMae Maus said...

That is such sad, sad news. We are so sorry for your losses.
DMM and the Feline Americans

6:19 PM

Blogger archi ann said...

so sorry and so close together :(

10:03 PM

Anonymous Lady Shamisen said...

Oh noes, not Phippa! And Monty too! I'm so sorry to read this, what an absolute heartbreak for you. They will be missed, cheeky wee things. Lots of hugs to you xxxxxxxxxxx

8:24 AM

Blogger Mr. Fluffy said...

So sorry for your loss.. :( They will be missed greatly I'm sure. *hugs*

-Mr. Fluffy's Mom

12:56 PM

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