Iris: Nov 2010 - Dec 2011

My sweet Iris, my "ratatouille" passed away sometime last night.... I found her this morning when I woke up. My sweet girl was getting frail, she had an abscess on her one paw and what appeared to be a tumor growing in her belly. (She had a paralyzed tail from a back injury when she was younger). Though weak & getting frail, her energy was good, she was always so very excited to see me when I opened the cage door, and her appetite was good.

I will miss my "ratatouille". That was her nickname because she was the colors of Remy in the Disney movie. She was a blue berkshire. Iris was very affectionate, like her sister Jasmine. She loved to give kisses to your hands, your face. She loved grooming your nails. She had a hearty appetite like her sister Jasmine. They even looked a lot alike when they were both younger. I will miss my blue girls... it really sucks losing them so close together.

♥ I love all of my pet rats, but blue rats are my favorite color, if I had to choose. Goodbye my sweet Iris. ♥

Jasmine on the left- Iris on the right.

Iris & Jasmine- By Ciara Kay Barsotti

  1. Aw, I'm sorry Sarah Lynn. :( RIP Iris. It's been a tough 2 weeks losing these 2 sweet girls. Hugs to you in your loss.

    (And if I had to choose, I think hairless are my favorite. *grin*)

  2. I'm so very sorry. She was a beautiful little girl. ))hugs((

  3. I'm so sorry! =( It seems like you've had a lot of losses recently... I hope your other ratties take good care of you & each other.

  4. Thanks everyone, I have a rattie retirement home. Only 3 of my girls are under 1 year old.


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