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Rainbow Bridge

2013

My ratties that are no longer with us. They may have passed from this world, but they are still in my heart.

The Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.
You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart. Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together....
Author unknown...

BVR Hartree
BVR Hartree - 1/25/12 - 12/10/13
Primary heart disease, severely dialated pulmonary vessels. Lungs still had 60-70% function.
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BVR Anathema Device
BVR Anathema Device - 6/10/11 - 9/27/13
Euthanasia - large mammary tumor, weightloss and declining quality of life. Necropsy some lung abscesses, 4cm x 4.5cm mammary tumor, and weight loss, but no other significant findings.
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MLWR Pyewacket
MLWR Pyewacket - 2/14/12 - 8/16/13
Euthanasia - respiratory failure, believed to be inherited from father. Necropsy showed many lung abscesses, leaving little usable tissue left.
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BVR Buttercup
BVR Buttercup - 2/23/11 - 6/18/13
Euthanasia - declining quality of life due to age related problems.
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FSTR Rhea
FSTR Rhea - 8/17/11 - 6/18/13
Euthanasia - Multiple health issues, necropsy showed clear lungs, enlarged facial muscle.
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Litter of Nibbins and Gaia
Litter of MLWR Nibbins and MLWR Gaia - 6/15/13 - 6/15/13
Strange weight gains during pregnancy. One baby stillborn, one born very weak, did not survive.
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MLWR Archimedes
MLWR Archimedes - 2/14/12 - 6/6/13
Respiratory Failure - believed to be inherited from his father.
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BVR Turanga Leela
BVR Turanga Leela - 2/23/11 - 4/27/13
Respiratory Failure - Almost no functional lung tissue, pus filled masses in lungs, most likely mycoplasma.
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MLWR Miaka
MLWR Miaka - 6/5/12 - 4/13/13
Histopathology suggested Multifocal Nodular Lymphoplasmacytic Peribronchitis.
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Kittaka
MLWR Kittaka - 3/2/13 - 3/16/13
Heart murmur heard, always small, failure to thrive.
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Messy Bear
DAZL Messy Bear - 6/28/10 - 2/23/13
Euthanized due to complications of old age. Tumor on side, hind end weakness, weight loss, mobility problems.
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Litter of Tree and Hera
Litter of BVR Hartree & MLWR Hera - 2/7/13-2/8/13
Difficult birth, 2 babies stillborn, the 3rd did not survive overnight.
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Perseus
BVR Perseus - 3/26/10 - 1/4/13
Died at home due to complications of old age. Small lump over left hip, weight loss due to age.
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