Sunday, December 16, 2007

On Saturday morning, we had two rats.

By lunchtime, we only had one.

Hobble had twice had incidents where she had choked on food over the past couple of weeks. Both times, she'd had a sneezing fit which dislodged it.

Saturday morning she started choking again. This time, she didn't sneeze. We tried putting a little ground pepper in front of her nose, but to no avail.

We managed to get a little of the obstruction out of her mouth, using a round-tipped hair slide, but couldn't do any more than that for fear of hurting her.

We called for an emergency appointment at the vet, and got a taxi up there. By this point she was going into spasms.

The vet said that, as rats get elderly, they tend to get this condition wherein their throats sort of collapse, leading to this choking. We didn't have any choice but to get the vet to put her to sleep.

I'm devastated.
But she had a very happy life with us, and was one of the most cheerful pets we've ever had.

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10 Comments:

At 2:48 pm, Blogger MadCarlotta said...

Oh Boo!

*hugs*

Please take solace in the fact that you gave her the BEST life a rat could hope for!

 
At 10:11 pm, Blogger Nettie said...

*bigbighugs*

Sweetie I'm so very sorry to hear about Hobbles.

I'll miss hear of all her adventures.

 
At 6:11 am, Blogger Tah said...

I so very sorry for you. My thoughts are with you.

*big hugs*

 
At 9:26 am, Blogger Smerk said...

Awwwww...indeed, I think she had a wonderful life with you and Matt.

*hugs*

 
At 9:59 am, Anonymous accipiter said...

*hugs*

 
At 8:52 pm, Blogger Mouse said...

I'll miss her - she was the most loopylicious rat ever.
*hugs*

 
At 10:15 pm, Blogger oppiejoe said...

Oh dear... I'm sorry

 
At 8:47 am, Blogger LaMa said...

Awww, that is sad.... *hugs*

 
At 5:19 pm, Blogger NEO said...

Too bad, it is hard to lose a good pet that has become as close to a friend as one can be.

 
At 6:10 am, Anonymous Sharruma said...

Oh

:~(

*comforting huggles*

 

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