I love rats, but Georgie was special. Glossy and gregarious from the very beginning, he was the most sociable rat in his family as well as the most handsome. And he stayed frisky, friendly, and adventurous until the very end, when he finally died in his sleep - a truly elderly gentleman of 2 1/2 years old. Thinking he was liable to keel over at any time, I began letting him free-range through the living room twice a day several months ago, and maybe the joy of that kept him going. He'd roam, but he returned every few minutes to my feet - just checking in to say hi.
|Georgie at 2 weeks|