We’ve had a bit of heartbreak in our house this weekend – our wonderful little Norman passed away.
Norm was an integral part of our little family, so we’re feeling a little miserable at the moment – for such a tiny critter, she made a huge impact on our lives and her absence has left our house feeling pretty empty. There’s a lot of silence – no snuffling, clinking of her water bottle, or thumping as she has a scratch. It’s too quiet for our liking.
As a four year-old rat she was a bit of a marvel. Not only is four rat years around 200 human years, she also conquered everything from colds to tumours! We had a few scares with her over the years resulting in several late-night sprints to the emergency vets, but in the end it was age that took her – she was her usual snugly self on Thursday night, then when I went to wake her up for a play in the morning she was gone.