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Old 08-19-2022, 01:04 PM   #1
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I can't believe I'm writing this, yesterday afternoon I made the hard decision to help Inky and Splat over the rainbow bridge. While still happy and full of life, in their old age they'd both developed mammary growths that were growing rapidly. I noticed in the early hours of yesterday morning that there were specks of blood and that Inky was bleeding and expected the worse. Once examined by the vets it was either once of her tumors had ulcerated inside or there was another cause to her reproductive tract bleeding. Giving her advanced age and how quickly her lumps came up, I refused to put her through an operation. Her sister, Splat, also had fast growing mammary tumors which she'd succumb to in the next few months. I have let her go with her sister as I don't have any other rats at home nor am I getting anymore rats. I didn't want her last month(s) to be spent depressed and alone.

It's been an adventure and fun filled 2 years for them. I know that I have done right by them, and given them a lovely life. This doesn't make it less difficult.

Play nicely over the bridge you two. Enjoy all the cheerios and bananas, you've deserved it. ❤️
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Old 08-19-2022, 01:53 PM   #2
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I am so very sorry to read this. You have made the kindest decision possible. I am sending you a virtual hug.
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Old 08-19-2022, 04:25 PM   #3
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Play well at the rainbow bridge Inky and Splat.

So sorry for your loss Engel. It's kinder to have the courage to let them go in peace when there is no hope and knowing that they could be suffering in silence.
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Old 08-19-2022, 09:04 PM   #4
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So sorry for your loss. That's a tough decision to make but I think you made the right one. Thank you for taking such good care of those two into old age! I've no doubt they had happy lives with you
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Old 08-20-2022, 01:26 AM   #5
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Really sorry to hear this Engel - it was the kindest thing. But it leaves a big hole for a while.
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Old 08-20-2022, 04:00 AM   #6
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So sorry for your loss
Run free at the bridge little ones x
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Old 08-21-2022, 11:18 PM   #7
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I’m so sorry for your loss, I’m sure they’re munching on a pool of Cheerios and bananas as we speak. I think you made the right decision, I understand it must’ve been hard for you but at least they won’t be in pain.
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Old 08-24-2022, 10:10 AM   #8
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So sorry Engel, It will always make me smile that I used their pics in one of my videos. Forever immortalised.
Big hugs. x
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Old 08-31-2022, 12:53 PM   #9
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So sorry to hear of your loss Engel, it must’ve been such a hard decision. Run free at the rainbow bridge Inky and Splat. Sending hugs
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