Kyra’s rat, Bella, died today.

She had a weird inflammation in one of her paws last night, and was limping around pretty badly. She died in her sleep sometime in the night, and while that was probably a good way to go, it was pretty tough on Kyra when she woke up in the morning to find Bella cold and stiff in the cage.

(Yes, Kyra looks like some kind of zombie. It’s because she’d been crying on and off pretty much all day.)

We buried her in the back yard, next to Pumpkin (Kyra’s gerbil).