Monday, April 30, 2007

RIP Blackie

Today I went to the vet to have Blackie euthanized. Her tumor was getting too big and it was getting in her way. She had trouble cleaning herself properly. She was prone to tumors, so another surgery for her was out of the question. Even removing it now would have been risquy considering Blackie was quite old for a female rat now (nearly 2 years old).

Here are the pictures from our last playtime yesterday.



Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:22 PM  
Blogger Lexi said...

It seems like you were very much prepared for it. Blackie looked as if she lead a very fulfilling life for a pet rat. But I'll say it anyway: sorry for your loss. I'm trying to keep this as short as possible; I have a very soft spot for such cute creatures. =(

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Ori said...

Here's to hoping there's a rat heaven where she's residing, happy that the pain her tumor put her in is over.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous AlphaFactor said...


Hey man, I'm real sorry to her gone...

I know you really cared for both Eva & Blackie.

Well, now we'll be that much more appreciative of their comic namesakes.


8:07 PM  
Blogger AndrĂ© said...

It reminds me my dead hammster, one sunny day i found him dead inside his house...they have suck a short life..

1:53 AM  
Anonymous 0kami said...

I'm sorry to hear about Blackie. Hopefully she had a fun last playtime before going to join her friend Eva.

6:48 AM  
Anonymous v2 said...

Lol , ur rat had a tumor, so strange, Rly strange

well sry , my hammster too died, but it was long ago, I dont miss hin anymore but he had fun time =)

sry the bad english

1:08 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

actually Rats are VERY prone to tumors. All 3 of mine died by them (and 2 of the 3 i swear to god look exactly like your two) and yea One of mine had 3 tumors only to get them removed, and then come back. then the other one got 2 and we knew it was time to put them down. We kept the 3rd one for another 6 months or so until it grew a giant one as well.

Its strange that you buy these little things for like 5-10 bucks each and you end up loving them enough to spend 100s, if not 1000s of dollars of surgery on them. They made great pets and I hope Eva does well, because Rats are very social animals and she may not know what to do when her play mate is no longer there

3:53 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Eva died 2 or 3 months ago Matt. Where your rats females or males?

4:58 PM  
Anonymous v2 said...

good text matt, its true
somethings have valor just for us, like a pet. We are capable to spend so much in this things than appears to have so low valuer

wthhhhh I hate english !11!!!!

6:52 PM  
Blogger Sailor Scorpio said...

Poor Blackie. I'm sorry her time had to be cut short. =(

7:07 AM  
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8:49 AM  
Blogger Selrac said...

Man time pass to fast, I remember seeing them at their prime two fall ago...

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Davidchu said...

sorry for Blackie.

of course she was old.
but you must be sad.

Are you going to adopt an other one?

2:06 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

Yes, I will probably get two males in a few weeks.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous v2 said...

May we chose their names? xD

7:58 PM  
Blogger Sirkowski said...

I'll consider it.

8:09 PM  

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