Sunday, October 13, 2013


We said goodbye to our dear little Peppermint today.
She was one of our Christmas rats, having joined our family a few days before Christmas in 2011.
Despite our best efforts, Peppermint had no interest in becoming a saddle rat.  Still, she managed to play a starring role...
 in several tackless photo stories
She was a good rat.
I already miss her.


  1. Oh dear Peppermint, you will be missed so! Your Saddle Sisters must be sad. Even though you weren't a saddle rat yourself, you were still a great companion. A best friend, even.

    I hope that you find your way to ratty heaven and meet Basil herself, the original saddle rat. I'm sure she's looking forward to meeting you!

    Jen, we'll all miss little Peppermint. Thank you for this bittersweet post, and thank you for being a just plain awesome ratty mommy. <3


  2. I am so sorry for you loss. Peppermint, you will always be missed.

  3. I get choked up when one these kinds of posts come along. I'm so sorry for the loss to you and your family.

    Peppermint will be missed and you have shown us all what sweet pets these adorable ratties can be (for those of us who have only known the more traditional pets...)

    Give your guys a hug from all of us, too!

  4. My favorite was always the last photo.....
    The rat in the hat.
    So sorry for your loss....

  5. Awww! If only pets had the life span of a human. I'm sorry! I know what it's like to lose a best friend. Tell the others at home I'm sorry, too!