December 12th, 2005

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Mom and I took Mr. Scrooge to the vet today to get him looked over. Mom is up to the point of giving up hope but I told her not to give up hope till hope is gone. Scrooge is still happy and pain free so she can't give up hope. He weighs 6.10 pounds now and he has the build to be 15 (that used to be his average weight). We are getting his blood and urine tested and should about the results by today, tomorrow morning at the latest. Then we will go from there. Keep Scrooge in your thoughts.
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Rat Post II

Rat Post II is dedicated to my very first rat; Hamlet. I got Hamlet after my alligator lizard Scooby Doo died. I decided on a rodent and all the books and magazines recommended rats. My father said only ONE rat and though I knew they should be in at least pairs, I agreed. I got Hamlet at the best PetCo in my part of the city. I went to PetCo to just pick up the supplies but just had to look at the rats. I saw a blazed rat that looked different from all the others and asked to see her. She was also the largest and mom was a bit squicked over her because of her size. Hamlet crawled up my arm and I fell in love. Hamlet was a lone rat for a about 4 months and then I got her a friend from a retired breeder (my best friend). Hamlet was the best rat ever; smart as a whip and as loyal as a rat can be. She had free run of the house when I was home and would harass the cats and our previous dog. When dad came home she would hop up to him, crawl up his leg and lick his neck. She would sleep on my chest and follow us around like a puppy. She was the best rat ever. I'm very thankful my first rat was so wonderful. Hamlet devloped a tumor July 2003 and I removed it. I removed three more tumors over the months. At the very end of November of that year she had a mini stroke and become lethargic. A few days later she had a bigger stroke so I kept her in an old purse with a hot water bottle. The morning of December 3rd I stayed up all night with her. I had a feeling that she wouldn't live to see the end of that day so made arrangements for cremation. At 9:22 she had a grand mal seizure (I'm sure that's what it was) and had respitory failure. She died in my hands at 9:23am. I had her cremated and she's in my desk drawer. When Isis passed away, I put her ashes with Hamlet's since they were close. Hamlet helped raise many wonderful litters. She never had a litter because she was a pet store rat (sometimes I regret not breeding her but I know it was for the best beacuse of her backround and health). She would help raise babies. Rats such as Algee, Starbucks, Coffee, Roswell, and Fuzz were raised around her. I think that's why they were so damn wonderful.
No rat will replace Hamlet; my little puppy in rats clothing. She really was my best friend.


The official Hamlet photo and my offical RAT photo
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Scrooge's kidney's are failing. It's either lymphoma (sp?) or leukemia (sp?). Signs for a regular kidney infection aren't there, so it isn't that. His white blood count is high.
We have three options..well four. We can give him an ultrasound, do exploratory surgery, give him shots, or put him down. Tomorrow we will be giving him a few shots to see if it will increase his appitite. He isn't in pain yet so we want to keep him alive as long as we can as long as he's still happy and pain free which we think is the case. If that doesn't work..well..yeah.

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Went holiday shopping in Santa Monica. I didn't find anything for my mom or brother but I found a little something for both yodallama and weaseles.
This one store was so cool! It had some old stage props from Rocketeer, Alien, AVP (alien and the Predator), Planet of the Apes, and Men In Black. They also had those really exspensive light saber models, not the ones Best Buy sells but the serial numbered replicas. I wanted one in the worst way! I wanted the Obi Wan one :P
They also had original Star Wars toys; Boba Fett was $29.99
I tried to find an original Yoda for yodallama but they didn't have one. Too bad :-\
THey also had some used toys for $5.95. They were smudged but with some cleaning I'm sure they would be presentable. I will list the ones I got later =)
A quest for fellow icon junkies (especially fellow fandom fiends); find me a HP holiday icon! I don't want one that says "Merry Christmas" or anything (Happy Christmas is okay to use for 12-25). No, I would prefer just plain ol' holidays. A scene from the snow or anything! That is your quest should you choose to accept it. This post will update in ten seconds.
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1. My username is Scaredykatratz because it's the name of my rattery. I'm probably going to change it.
2. My journal is titled The hyperactive fan girl because I'm obsessed over Harry Potter right now.
3. My subtitle is The Life Of A Geek because I am a major geek! Need I say more?
4. My friends page is called  Tortured Victims because you poor people have to listen to me bitch, squee, or just plain babble.
5. My default userpic is my favorite picture of Dan Radcliffe because he is just so hot and especially drool worthy in this photo.