Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Letting you all know whats going on..

So Yesterday.. (Last Night)

Something terrible happened..
The little "^" is pointing to Luna.
  It's that time of the week to clean out Luna and her babies cage. I take Luna and her babies (Who are about 5 months old)  and I put them in the "spare" cage in the garage. This way I can clean out the cage without having to worry. Well.. I was wrong.. My grandpa had moved the cage (I was unaware)  and so without my knowing, the top was not hooked on. So I put them in there and start cleaning there cage out in the yard. I get that done and I head back to put them back in. When I get to the cage though all 4 rats are gone! Nowhere to be seen. So I literally tear my garage apart looking for them. I found 1 right away. But what I found next was something I was not prepared for.. I found Luna by the door of the garage, not walking but compulsing. I picked her up and I instantly realized she had gotten into poison. Her mouth was purple and I could tell.... I grab Luna and I just run in and start  screaming for Aaron. While explaining what happened to him Luna bit down (very very very hard!) on my left hand middle finger. I haven't been to see the doctor yet, but I am thinking I should considering she was into poison and then bit me..
There was nothing I could do.. I sat there watching her convulse, shake and die.. Luna died at 9:57 pm.. I have never felt more miserable and sorry... All of this was my fault.. If I had just paid closer attention to the cage then all of this could have been avoided. I feel so stupid and I would do anything to get her back. She was one of my best rats and she was loved very very much.  After about 3-4 hours of crying I went back out and caught another one of the babies.. Right now there is still one missing.. I've seen him once but was unable to catch him So I know he's in there.. I don't think he can get out and hopefully he won't.

I just wanted to let you all know what is going on.. I am really depressed and am going to try to go to bed.. Just wanted to let you all know why there is no giveaway tonight. I will get on later to post Wobble Over Wednesday for all of you since that only takes about 2 minutes. But I don't think I will have an actual giveaway for you until probably tomorrow. I hope you all understand.

-Amanda T.


  1. That is horrific. No one should have to go through that. So sorry.

  2. My sympathies, losing someone you love is difficult. Thank goodness you still have her babies. Hope you catch the last one.

  3. Oh, no I'm sooo sorry! Take your time! You spend as much time as you need! They were family, and it's hard to lose a family member!

  4. So sorry to hear your story Amanda. Thinking of you and sending warm thoughts from Cairns.


  5. Hun, it was an accident. You didn't intentionally do anything wrong. Accidents are just that- accidents. It feels worse when it affects someone or something else, but it is an accident none the less.
    Do call a nurse or your Dr- or even your vet to see if there is anything you need to worry about in regards to your hand. Luna couldn't control what she did- that was an accident too.
    See if you can find whatever it was Luna got into -that will help both your hand (knowing what it was) and also the baby you haven't found stay out of it.
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    This is a poem that brings me comfort when I lose one of my own pets or one of those that have been rescued and have to leave 'early'

    Rainbow Bridge

    ****Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

    When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
    All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....

    Author unknown...

  6. I am a new follower from the Wednesday blog hop.

    I am so sorry about your pet! It is so amazing how they can just become such a part of the family, then losing one is so painful!

    My sympathies. It is truly no fun.

  7. omg! I am so so sorry :( ((hug)) I wish I knew what to say to comfort you. You're in my thoughts during this sad time.

  8. I'm am so sorry to hear this and sorry you had to live through this the way you have. You can't worry about what you could or should have done. Feel better. I hope you can find some comfort tonight and as you love and take care of the others who still need you to be well for them.

  9. i read this post in my email and came here because i was going to post about the rainbow bridge poem too! I can't even read it myself without crying. ( ok just thinking about the poem makes me cry). *HUgs*

  10. I posted the rainbow bridge on my personal blog when my pets passed away. I'm sorry to hear about your loss and I hope you'll get better soon.

  11. What a horrible experience. Sometimes things happen and I am sorry for your loss. I hope you are okay from the bite (poison didn't affect you) and you are still able to enjoy raising the little ones. Thanks for dropping my by blog btw.

  12. Saw you on Welcome Wednesday! Newest Follower. That's horrible. So sorry.

  13. Oh my gosh, I am so sorry, that is a terrible thing to have to go through! I don't have much to say except I hope you are able to find the one missing baby. I used to have a couple of rats and they were my babies. I loved them to death and was crushed when they passed away. My heart goes out to you. <3

  14. Amanda, I am so, so sorry. I have not experienced anything like this, but I have been in situations where I wondered if I did something wrong, if I could have done something different and saved one of my babies. The closest thing that happened like this was that when I had mice, we were moving and one of the movers picked up the cage, and the bottom wasn't ever very secure, and it fell off and Ginger got badly hurt. I don't know if a vet could have helped her, but my parents weren't gong to stop and take us to a vet anyway. She died a couple of days later. If I had put a sign on the cage or put it someplace different, so it would have been out of the way, she might have lived another year or two.

    I wish I could be there to give you a hug, because there is nothing else that I can do for you except to say that Luna knows that you were a good mother to her and she loved you. I know that.

    I hope that you've gotten the other baby in and that they are all safe and sound. I also hope that your finger is doing okay. I got bitten pretty bad by one of my cats a few years ago, and because of the bacteria in cat saliva, I had to have a tetanus shot and go on antibiotics. Please make sure that you take good care of yourself.

    My heart and prayers are with you.

  15. Aww, I'm so sorry! *Sending good thoughts your way*

  16. I'm so so sorry Amanda. I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and you are such a sincere person. I'm so sorry this happened to you and Luna. You have my wishes for better days ahead! - Melissa

  17. I am sorry to hear about your loss! It is hard to say the right words because it so sad. I am hoping you found the baby by now. Here is a hug!

  18. Amanda, I'm so sorry to hear this...RIP Luna.