Never have I witnessed such devotion, loyalty, and grief in an animal for another that passed on before them. Rats are such incredibly emotional and sensitive animals, and I don't believe any rat has proved this better than Raven. It pains me deeper than words can say to have lost two of my beautiful girls before their time; Shadow passed away back in March after reacting negatively to the anesthetic used during her surgery to remove a mammary tumour, and Raven due to the grief of losing Shadow. I miss those two girls beyond measure, and I wish more than anything to have them back.
Below is a handful of photos of Raven taken throughout her life, which was by far the best life she could have ever lived. She was cherished, heavily pampered, and adored for everything she was... mischievous, rowdy, bossy, audacious, and adventurous among many other things. Raven has left a void in my broken heart that only she could fill, and it is not the same around here without her running about causing the mischief she was known for. Raven, know that you are dearly loved and you will be missed until we meet again. I love you, my precious baby girl.
Here, Raven (left) shares a dish with Shadow (right).
Famous' outdoor skateboard ramp.