Where have I been?

Ellie with her ring toy

So it’s December.
The time of year where it’s stupidly cold, people are stupidly cheery and I stupidly spend money.
I jest, I jest. I love December really.

So where have I been since May?

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Daisy-Doozy

Unfortunately at 1:00am on Wednesday 27th February one of our beloved Fancy Rats, Daisy, had to be put to sleep.

She had not been very well for a while, ever since she first got a mammary tumour. The tumour was successfully removed and luckily never returned.

For the next couple of months, Daisy and her cage-mate, Deirdre, were on and off antibiotics because one of them had blood in their urine. We figured that this was Daisy in the end, after they were separated briefly.
Gemma and I were happy with the way things had progressed when suddenly, late last year, Daisy had developed a little lump above her right eye.

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