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I met Amelia on November 30th, 2007 when I accompanied a girl to pick up these 2 older girls being rehomed. At that point they had been with a well-meaning family but they just didn’t know enough about rats. Amelia was called Lily at this time, and her cagemate was Daisy. Lily had sustained an eye injury and they had taken her to a vet. The vet saw scabs on both girls and the eye and said to separate them since they had been fighting. This was in August. They were never together again. They put ointment on Lily’s eye for 3 days until she nipped someone and they decided she was too frightened so they just stopped. She was a very very lucky girl. The eyeball shrunk and except for excess porphyrin didn’t cause a real problem.

Enter Laura and myself. The girls had a bad case of mites so they were treated. I took them home for a couple of days since Laura’s girl kept escaping the FN and she needed to figure out a way of keeping her contained.
Laura had them for about a month, and had tried to do some intro’s with her resident girls. Daisy was facing off with the resident alpha and wasn’t making things easy for the intro. Lily liked everyone of course. :lol:

On Friday Jan. 4th their new owner noticed that Liaka was not acting well at all…she seemed limp, lethargic and showing neurological signs. Being around 18 months it’s a prime time for PT and the like. The new owner was unable to afford treatment at the time and was going to either let her go untreated at home until she passed or was going to have her pts. I said “nuh-uh" and said I would take her and Daisy (now Lottie) in and start treatment on newly named Amelia since I had all the fixin’s at home. I noticed right away that her nose was crooked and so was her jaw. I took her to my vet the following Monday. We came up with a conclusion of masses inside her skull most likely along her jaw line causing the shift. I knew when I took her home that she would only be with us for a short while. :(

BUTl she decided to bounce back amazingly…she was climbing, eating, active and happy for almost a week. She was very inspiring to see her persevere against such odds. But the spirit can only do so much with a damaged body, and she finally took a turn for the worse.

We spent 2 nights together and I tried to get another rebound but she had given up. Our sweet girl finally left us at 9:13 pm tonight. It was exactly like my Mattie, quiet, and peaceful and in my hands again. I kissed her and said we all loved her, and that her body would soon be healthy and strong again, and there were many wonderful rats waiting for her.

Bye-bye little blue girl…you were a special one.


I’ll take care of your Lottie for you.




My little Amelia Smooshy-face



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Ahhhh…Amelia, too short a time did I know you. :cry:
 

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i'm so sorry for your loss :( what a beautiful little girl and so lucky to have found you.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about Amelia, Lilspaz :(
She was such a beautiful little rattie.
 
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