Saturday, August 28, 2010

RIP, Ratatooey

This morning when we awoke, Ratatooey was no longer with us. Sadly, he didn't make it through the night. It was completely heart wrenching to see his little cold, grayish-blue body. It was a bit traumatic, but we were able to bury him in a field, so he could be at peace and roam forever free. I've tried to take comfort in the fact that he was able to rest comfortably in a warm place, being fed, and not ate by ants, but it's difficult to lose something that I'd started becoming attached to so quickly. Regardless, we did the best we could to make his final days comfortable, and perhaps, as Sam said, it was the circle of life.

Rest in peace, little guy.

1 comment:

  1. So sad but you had a nearly impossible task. I scared a mouse once and she ran away leaving her babies behind her. They were identical to Ratatooey. I had read on the internet that you could feed them with a milk substitute by dipping a string into it then putting the string on the tiny mouse's mouth. None of those babies lasted over 4 hours. You did well for sure. Mom must have been feeding and got scared and ran through the parking lot losing the baby along the way. :( Nice to know there are still good people out there caring about an animal's life no matter what animal that is. :)

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