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    Little rat

    Yesterday as I was driving with the kids we saw a rat sitting in the middle of the road. So I stopped and just had time to grab him before a car came in the other direction. He was a young rat, too thin and not at all aggressive. I gave warm diluted pigeon formula and a hot water bottle and offered food. We also injected vitamin k (in case he ingested rat poison) and amoxicillin. Despite our efforts he was gone at night. At least he died in peace in a warm nest and he didn't seem stressed or in pain. Rats don't get very good press but they are very intelligent and social creatures. In the wild they ususally live only 6 months. Rest in peace little rat.

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    You have a very kind soul, Flor.
    People go out of their way to hurt animals, not care for them. Especially a rat. I'd like to think his hours under a care were like a good dream and that he slipped into another, permanent one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    You have a very kind soul, Flor.
    People go out of their way to hurt animals, not care for them. Especially a rat. I'd like to think his hours under a care were like a good dream and that he slipped into another, permanent one.
    Thanka Mariana... Rat or human, life is short! We can just try and give a little confort around us along the way...

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    That's what I'm saying to a person I value much. Maybe you cannot save the whole world or end suffering for everyone, but don't give up and don't disregard the small actions you can make.
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    Flor, I'm sorry that you did not manage to save him. But you really have a very kind heart. This kid died surrounded by people who wanted to help him. Name:  сочувствие.gif
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    Poor little guy, I am happy you at least gave him a small kindness. I love rats and feed the ones I have outside.
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