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Wednesday December 08, 2004

My Fatty McFatterson

Fat Bastard was euthanized at 8:30 this morning after spending the night in near paralysis. The doctors think he had lymphoma, with the cancer having spread all over his body and putting pressure on his organs. I'm just shocked he deteriorated so quickly. Early this morning I fed him some of his favorite baby food with a syringe, then made my way to the vets office where they put him to sleep. He was the best damn pet I ever had.

Thanks Fatty, for making me realize that expensive sheets don't matter (because they functioned just fine even after you put holes in them), for doing flips every time I gave you a piece of cheese, and for tolerating the babies when I'm really sure all you wanted was a cage of your own. You kick ass. And since you're probably the most photographed rodent in the history of modern civilzation, I can't end this post without including some of your finest pictures.

I love my Fatty McFatterson

I love my Fatty McFatterson

I love my Fatty McFatterson

I love my Fatty McFatterson

I love my Fatty McFatterson


My condolences, Drina.

Joan on December 8, 2004 10:10 AM

I'm so sorry Drina. It's good that you've got so ,any wonderful pictures of him. I hope you keep them around.


Steve on December 8, 2004 10:32 AM

Aww, I'm so, so sorry. He had a good life.

Aubrey on December 8, 2004 11:09 AM

Sorry Drina, Fatty is in a better place now ...

LizU on December 8, 2004 01:04 PM

Aw Drina, I'm sorry. Even though I am the type that is normally a bit creeped out by rats, the Fatty stories and pictures always made me smile.

kc on December 8, 2004 02:16 PM

Hey Sis,
Sorry about Fattty. I actually liked him. He was pretty cool. Even cooler than our pet rabbit.

Hang in there...

Bro on December 8, 2004 03:54 PM

I'm so sorry about Fatty. You were a good mom and he had a long and happy life with you.

teta Micika on December 8, 2004 04:45 PM

I'm so sorry Drina

Emily on December 8, 2004 05:25 PM

sorry to hear...I can still remember you rescue'n him from (you know where). He was lucky to have such a cool mom! I know you will miss giving him his daily massages! Keep the happy moments close!

Your Old Roomie on December 8, 2004 05:47 PM

i personally believe rats are creepy, but Fatty didn't seem that way somehow. I'm really sorry about his passing.

Shannon on December 9, 2004 08:28 AM

My condolences.

Jake on December 9, 2004 10:43 AM

oh, i'm sorry Drina. i'm sure Fat Bastard knew you loved him and i know you were the best human mom he could have wished for.

geeky on December 9, 2004 01:10 PM

Drina, I'm so sorry for your loss! :(

jenn on December 9, 2004 08:56 PM

I'm sorry...I've never really experienced a pet death (other than goldfish I'd had for days), so I don't really know what it's like...

Sarah on December 10, 2004 01:14 AM

I'm sorry to say that I don't know what to say. When I lost my rat it was horrible, and saying anything about it in words seems so useless. But here, I acknowledge that you lost Fatty.

Stephanie on December 10, 2004 01:33 AM

I know what it's like to lose a beloved pet... I'm sending some big hugs your way.

Courtney on December 10, 2004 08:19 AM

Im so sorry for your loss Drina!

Ashley on December 10, 2004 07:25 PM

I'm so sorry about your loss.

Kristin on December 11, 2004 02:37 AM

im so sorry about fatty he seemd such a sweet rat

gemma on June 9, 2005 10:02 AM

what a weird site

lol on June 18, 2005 04:25 PM