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Friday November 18, 2005

The end for Nik-nik?

Yesterday I came home from work to find my rat Nicodemus sick and nearly unable to move. The day before he was his usual self, running, climbing, exploring... and now he's dragging his hind legs and struggling to reach the food hopper.

Rats don't do stuff like this unless they're in serious trouble. This is the same thing that happened to Fat Bastard before he died last year. He had cancer.

I don't want him to die. I hate losing my pets.


Drina, sorry to hear about Nik. I hope he feels better soon.

Kid Charlemagne on November 18, 2005 11:57 AM

Get well, Nic.

What's the usual life span of a rat?

LAmom on November 18, 2005 12:04 PM

i always loved that picture of Fatty typing. i hope nicodemus is ok.

michelle on November 18, 2005 01:49 PM

Thanks guys. I think Nikki might get better... no sign of cancer. It's just scary seeing this kind of paralysis. Rats usually don't do that unless they're dying.

Joan, healthy rats with no respiratory bugs (called mycoplasma) can live about four years. Nikki is only a year and a half right now.

Drina on November 18, 2005 07:28 PM