The Arty Blogness of Ansate Jones

RIP Harvey, 5/09-10/11

Harvey died tonight. He went peacefully and Bruce was kind enough not to gnaw on him. He has his gentleratly moments I suppose. We gave him a proper rat funeral.

I feel like I should be more sad than I am, but the truth is I’m relieved that he went without apparent trauma and simply died of old age (for a rat, 2 1/3 years is considered quite elderly. Though I was hoping he’d be one of the lucky ones to make it to 3). He’d been slowing down for a while, and Ken and I knew it was just a matter of time, but the other rats we’ve had didn’t go downhill quite as fast as Harvey did, so I consider that a blessing for everyone. He didn’t suffer.

Here’s one of the most recent pictures I have, taken this summer:

Goodbye Harvo. Thanks for being such a sweet little guy.

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