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'Elizabeth & Moonpie'

About Moonpie

Moonpie, my male rat, rex-black hooded in colour, not even a year old.

When did you lose Moonpie?

We lost him yesterday - 5/1/2013

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Elizabeth & Moonpie's Story so far

When my husband and I bought Moonpie in to our family, we had 2 other rats who are still with us today. He was small and nervous about us, our dog (who loves our rats) and in general about lots of things.

Over the coming months, we had him back and forth to the vet about a seemingly never ending chest infection. We had never had a rat being so ill so young in life, He also never seemed to grow and was diagnosed with dwarfism when he was 5 months old, earning him the titles of 'Little mini Moonpie' and 'my little prince.'

The last 2 weeks though, I knew his time was drawing near which made Christmas difficult. When I came back from walking our dog yesterday I found him dead-he had died in his sleep.

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Jan 16, 2013

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Jan 9, 2013

The last two days have been very difficult. When we get our 2 boys out, I still try to find him in the cage. I still think he will be here when I get home. …

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Jan 7, 2013

Two days on, I feel empty. He would have had his vets appointment today at 3.15 which I had to cancel. I am finding it hard to eat or to focus on anything …

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