Well, tonight marks the end of an era. Our last rat, Squinkie, passed away.

She had a tumor that was almost half of her body weight, and it was infected pretty badly, but she didn’t really show signs of pain or sluggishness. So we decided to have her put down.

That’ll end the string of pets at our house. If the kids want to get another pet, I’ve told them they’re welcome to do so… when they’ve moved away. The rats were a lot of fun, and they really grew on me, but it’s time to move on.