Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Okay, Not to be a Total Bummer, But.....

...our pet rat Whetzel got sick somehow over the weekend and died last night. He wasn't even a year old yet, and he was my very favorite pet ever. We only just got him and Nicodemus in July, but they quickly became part of the family. Whetzel especially...he would come when you called him, he loved to be held, he gave the sweetest little kisses, and we miss him SO much. My eyes are welling up with tears just typing this now. I plan to get another rat, Nicodemus shouldn't be alone since rats are very social creatures. First though, I need to make sure Nicodemus didn't catch Whetzel's pneumonia. *sigh*

Bye, my sweet baby rat. I miss you.

15 comments:

Ashley said...

aw I'm so sorry. I didn't know rats could get pneumonia. xoxo

Shan said...

sorry latte. xox.

createdmonster said...

Awww, Christi. I'm so sorry to hear about Whetzel! {{Big Squeezes and Lots of Love}}

KCaldwellmom said...

(this message is from Arielle to Magggie...)

sorry to here about your pet rat whetzel. i love pets too, hug your other rat. love ari

Jan said...

Oh, Christi, I'm sorry about Whetzel! I love how his little hands look in the photo!

allsmilesgirl said...

BOO! Rats are great pets! So sorry to hear about your familys loss!! =0(

rachel whetzel said...

If I could turn into a Whetzel Rat, I totally would. Then I would mail myself to you, and sit on your shoulder and giggle and snort in your ear. And I would play with your hair. Love you.

Debbie said...

Oh Christi, that's so sad! I'm really sorry. I hope Nicodemous is OK and you find him a friend real soon.

Sarah said...

That is just awful! Im so sorry Christi xoxo

Christine said...

thank you Whetzel for bringing such joy to the Otis, with one T, family. hugs.

TheresaK said...

so sorry...big hugs to you.

Anonymous said...

Aw Christi... I'm so sorry to hear that your pet is gone after such a brief stay. How are the kids taking it? Hugs and kisses to all. Dad.

gab423 said...

Sorry, Coffee! :(

Leah C said...

Oh Christi.. I'm so so sorry for your families loss. {{warm hugs honey}}

Anonymous said...

Oh Christi, I am sorry for the loss of your pet. :( Hope Pepsi Max will fit in.
Love, Katie

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