I know I only had Izumi for a day but I really think that she deserves to be remembered and loved for her gentle and sweet personality. At the petstore she was running around and I didn't see any cause for alarm, but when I brought her home with Dela (The other rat I got at the same store) she was very lethargic and she seemed very skinny to me. I assume now that she had a URI that hit her either in the store or when I brought her home.She was very sweet to me though, chewing on my bracelet in the petstore and she just seemed very calm with being petted and played with. That didn't change when I brought her home. She would come up to me and crawl on my leg and just sit there, huffing (I think it was an effect from the possible URI). But, she still came over to me and sat with me without really seeming to show too much fear. I think she even helped warm Dela up to me when she would just suddenly turn around and crawl up on me. Despite not having her for very long, I really do miss her and I think we had a bond even in that short amount of time. I wish her a very happy time over the rainbow bridge where she may have all the energy she wants to romp and play. RIP Izumi.