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Offline Mouse

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« on: September 01, 2006, 10:34:53 AM »
I got a call from my mom a little bit ago asking my permission to have Mystery put to sleep while she was under the anesthesia. The tumor was attached to all of her major organs with the exception of her liver. The doctor said that if he even were to able to remove it she would never make it through recovery because of her age and the severity of it. So, I gave her permission and she called back and told them to put her to sleep.

It means a lot to me that everyone was thinking about her and pulling for her and hoping for the best. I'm upset in ways I can't even explain and I've been crying so hard I feel like I'm going to throw up, but I know this is better than the alternative of not trying and not doing anything at all. Instead of wasting away she was put to sleep humanely. She was only away from me for an hour before it happened, so I know that she wasn't alone and scared for a long time. I just hope she didn't think I abandoned her there or something.

She was the oldest rat I ever owned. I've had her since before I started highschool. She was alive when I had my first rat, Ben, and has been around for my two newest ones, Baileyrat and Fiver. Her sister is now my oldest rat, and is quite healthy. I like having her, as it's like having a piece of her with me still even though they look nothing alike, they're still blood. And they'd been together their entire lives.

Cause of her wisdom and age it was deemed that she'd be referred to as the Venerable Mystery-rat. As far as rats go, I think she reached the peak as far as wisdom. She was very kind and affectionate. She had a thing for nibbling fingernails and trying to get inside your ear when she was sitting on your shoulder.

Her name actually has a story. When we first got her we couldn't even begin to think of a name for her, we'd already named Wednesday (her sister) but for some reason a name wouldn't come to us for her. So, therefore, her name was a Mystery.  ;D

I have a set of photos of her that I'd like to share.

Browsing the internet.

Hogging the camera.

Her pretty face.

Her very last picture.

Thanks for thinking about us, everyone. She was braver about this whole thing than I was. She's going to be cremated and everything, and we should get her back in about 10 days. I seriously love the hell out of everyone for caring so much about her. It doesn't seem like it made a difference, but it did. A lot. Knowing that people all over the world care about my little rat is very powerful.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2006, 10:38:22 AM »
She was a Noble and Grand Old Lady and She fully deserves Her title.

Vale the Venerable Mystery Rat, Blessed be Her Holy Claws.


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Re: Mystery
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2006, 10:38:52 AM »

Mystery, thank you for being such a good friend to Jaser. I know he loves you very much and will miss you. I know you'll be "up there", keeping watch on him. Brush his cheek with your tail now and then so he knows. Rest in Peace sweetie.

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Offline Christine

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2006, 10:42:29 AM »
I am so sorry for your loss Jaser.

Farewell Mystery. May you run free and far, and with joy and love in your heart.

Peace be with you Jaser and the Venerable Mystery.

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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2006, 10:48:07 AM »
Rock on Mystery! Go to the place where all old good friends will meet.

« Last Edit: September 01, 2006, 12:55:52 PM by Andy Velez »
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Offline Robert

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2006, 11:12:12 AM »

I'm sad for you Jaser but what a beautiful story.  Thank you for sharing her and making her a part of our lives.  And the pictures are preciouus.


Offline angels4kelly

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2006, 11:47:41 AM »
Dear Jaser,
I'm very sorry for your loss.
I'm sure Mystery will be watchin' every move you make.
I believe that she knew you DID NOT abandon her.

Thank you so much for sharing this story of Mystery with us.
I found it to be incredibly touching!!

Thank you, Jaser
I am truly sorry.




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Offline penguin

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2006, 12:06:05 PM »
she was beautiful Jaser, & clearly much loved - thank you for sharing those pictures, & telling us a bit about her life.
I will light a candle for a very special, very wise rat this evening.

love and hugs, mouse-king.
Kate x

Offline Teresa

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2006, 01:44:16 PM »

So sorry about your loss. Mystery was so lucky to have you to love and take care of her.

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Offline anniebc

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2006, 05:35:35 PM »
 :'( :'(

Thinking of you
Jan :'(
Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

Offline Nadine

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2006, 06:55:47 PM »
Awww Jaser, I am so sorry for your loss.

You did all you could for Mystery, you have a very kind soul.

« Last Edit: September 01, 2006, 07:02:19 PM by Nadine »

Offline Mouse

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2006, 09:22:22 PM »
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Offline IzPoz

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2006, 11:44:41 PM »

My heart goes out to you.  I'm so sorry. 

 :'( :'(
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Re: Mystery
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2006, 12:04:27 AM »
My thoughts are with you Jaser! 

LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A

Offline Eldon

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Re: Mystery
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2006, 12:30:37 AM »

I am so sorry to hear about Mystery. My thoughts are with you.

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