Friday, 4 May 2007


Little Lilian died in the night. I'm feeling a bit bad because I was quite relieved to find her dead this morning -- I think I would have had to have taken her to the vet to be put to sleep this evening or tomorrow morning. She's been on her way out all week, and last night she refused a delicious treat, although she still made happy noises when I tickled her behind the ears, bless her. It's been very odd watching her be so frail because for most of her life she was all lithe and agile, one of my handsomest rats, very strong and bouncy. And extremely cheeky -- she would eat treats quickly and then rejoin the back of the queue, and she was also very quick to nibble the things I had thought it would be safe to put down just for ten seconds.


  1. So sorry to hear about Lilian :(

    How are the others; are they upset too? :(

  2. They're being quite affectionate. It's hard to tell if they find this sort of thing upsetting. We had a dog once who was very upset when another of our dogs was dying, but perked up the minute she was dead.