Yet another old post from Facebook, moved here so it will be in the archives. No need to respond. Sammy left us a bit after Pinchy did, so it was months ago.
September 10 2010
[IMAGE coming soon]
Well, it is that sad time again, when I must say goodbye to one of my little boys. Sammy the Rat passed away a couple of days ago. He was nearly 3 years old, a grand old age for any rat. He battled mycoplasma for most of his life – but with daily medication he still lived a long and happy life. In the end, the sickness got him as we knew it must.
Sammy was an incredible little guy. He was brought into our home (NOT by me!) as snake food for a python. But, Sammy would have none of that! Unbeknownst to us, he chewed his way out of the box that held him prisoner, made it safely through a house chock-full of cats and was finally discovered sitting in our large rat cage eating a goody. He found his way to Ratopia, and that is where he spent the rest of his life. He was one of the most well-behaved and lovable rats we’ve owned, even if he wasn’t a big fan of being picked up and handled. He was also among the prettiest, as he was entirely blond from head to foot.
You are dearly missed, little Sammy. We love you, and hope your spirit finds a good home with us from now on. You will always be in our hearts, little guy!