Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Goodbye My Beautiful Casey

My favorite rat Casey died this morning. She was 2 years and 9 months old. She was a wonderful little friend and always greeted me with kisses. 
When I wrote in the bedroom late at night while my husband was out of town she would beg to come out. She was my most sociable rat. Her and Princess even got along. She even loved the dogs and would pull Barons ears until he walked away. Whatever your species she would cuddle with you. 
Once she snuck out of the cage and I didn't notice. I had a client over for a cut and was running around trying to get ready. 
As I was cutting his hair I felt a tugging on my pants. I looked down and there she was climbing me like a tree. My client saw her and had to pet her, she climbed up his arm and started grooming him. She loved to play with hair and would spend forever combing her hands threw it. After a few minutes I had to take her home, much to both of their disappointment. A month later he got a pair of rats for himself and I give him tips on their care. 
Every one who met her loved her and she loved them. She didn't care who you where as long as you petted her you were a friend. 
She is survived by 6 daughters and 3 sons. I miss her already. 


  1. I am so sorry. Losing a friend always hurts. Badly.

  2. Sorry to hear that.

    I had a pet rat when I was a child and he was great. My wife also had a pet rat when we first got together and she was the sweetest thing.

    Do you have all of the babies?

    1. They are the sweetest things! I kept all but 3 of her babies, they went to my sister in law. They are all 2 years 7 months old. She had them very young by accident. It was a happy accident.

  3. Sigh. That's too bad Betty. She sounded like an awesome pet! The amazing thing is, she got along with EVERYONE! Can't say that about all rats!

    I had to give away my 2 lizards (bearded dragons)once, and was so devastated... so I know how you feel.

    What did she die of/from? She seemed to have been quite young?

    1. She died of old age, rats only live 1 1/2-2 years. I never tried her with our lizards, (2 beardies and a blue tongue skink)but she liked my tortoise and box turtle. I'm sorry you had to give your's away. That would be devastating.