Saturday, November 22, 2014


is gone. It hurts. We needed to let her go.

It was foreseeable that Luma had not that much time left and when I think about her diseases and our visit's to the vet Im once again impressed - Luma, you were strong and brave!

During the last two months I went all to frequently to the vet with Luma. First she got an abscess, then she had heavy breathing difficulties and metastases had been diagnosed. Addiotionally, she got heart problems but we could treat this for a while with medicine. A while thereafter, I spotted that she got a sort of lump. Because Luma's state of health wasn't that great anymore and the lump wasn't located between the skin layers but seemed to be next to her uterus, we dispense of another surgery. With the time, Luma began to limp with one of her hind paws, but everything was still "okay", she still enjoyed life and was as cute as ever. <3
Almost a week ago then, one of Luma's hind paws was swollen - lymphedema! I got some pain killer and was told to massage the paw. Actually it worked! I was delighted, but Luma felt from day to day more worse. During the last days I even washed her because she had problems doing it by herself. She also denied her medicine.

Yesterday then the time had come. Luma didn't want to eat anymore and seemed to be mostly a bit distant. She seemed to lose pus also. I love her so much - from inside, I knew that I should deliver her from pain but actually no one wants to lose someone/something she/he loves. I asked my mum to have a look at Luma and she confirmed of what I was afraid of: Luma putting down to sleep. Don called the vet and we luckily could go straight to the treatments room. Within 2 or 3 minutes Luma passed away. But in contrast to Carli, she fought. She didn't wanted to sleep at first but then she looked calmly.

Eventhough it was foreseeable, it hurts so much. Actually, I don't want to feel more love for a rat than for an other rat, but Luma was my darling, my favourite. I never had a rat like Luma before, she enjoyed my love care, she was so funny, crazy and twirly - simply irrereplaceable.
LUMA - thank you for everything! 

Luma at her 2nd birthday <3

Luma sleep on my arm at the very first evening at my place - she was very special from day one

Luma loved to gnaw!

sleeping time

yam yam yam

cuddly-rat <3

Snapshot: Atishoo! - Luma just sneezed!

Luma was probably the twirliest rat of my gang but on the other hand she was a real sleepyhead

YAAAAWN "I'm sooooo sleepy!"

Luma needed to ewar this special dress so that she couldn't gnaw at her wound anymore. "sadly" she wore that "dress" only for a few minutes back in her cage, I dont exactly know how she put if off still..


Old ill Luma sleeping in my arms. Photo was taken ~24 hours before I decided to let her go. Didn't thought that I had to let her go only the next day..

*10.08.2012 - †21.11.2014

Rest in peace!


  1. Das tut mir unheimlich Leid für dich :( Aber du hast damit die richtige Entscheidung getroffen und Luma ein letztes Mal deine Liebe gezeigt. Ich bin mir so so sicher, dass es der kleinen Maus bei dir immer gut ging.
    Ich weiß, wie weh das tut... Den kleinen Schmusis ist einfach viel zu wenig Zeit bei uns vergönnt..

    Für dich alles Gute.
    Und du, Luma, komm gut über die Regenbogenbrücke. Die Käsewolke wartet auf dich.

  2. R.I.P. kleine Luma...du rennst jetzt mit den anderen Nasen im Rattenhimmel herum...du wirst unvergesslich sein <3

  3. Man will es einfach nicht wahrhaben.. aber zur Tierliebe gehört wohl auch dazu das man Tag X erträgt. .

    Ich finde auch du hast vollkommen angemessen reagiert, du hast ihre letzten Tage so angenehm wie möglich gestaltet und dank dir hat sie erst dieses hohe Alter erreicht. Von soviel liebe, Fürsorge und Komfort können manche Haustiere nur träumen. ..

    Luma-chan war wirklich eine quirlige liebenswerte Ratte... so viel liebe wie sie erfahren und auch zurückgegeben hat...sowas kann keine Literatur je beschreiben. ..

    Wir werden dich nie vergessen Luma ��

  4. Das tut mir leid. :( Aber du hast das Richtige gemacht und Luma hatte es bei dir sicher immer gut. <3