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Small Pet Story - Pepper The Rat

When a pet rat fell ill, her Siamese sister wanted to be by her side.

By Madelyn LaRosa
Posted: July 3, 2008, 10 a.m. EDT

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rat and cat in basket
Photo Courtesy Madelyn LaRosa
Pepper's Siamese sister, Jasmine, laid by her side while she was sick.

This photo was taken when my wonderful pet rat, Pepper, was sick. She lay in a basket on a heating pad. Her Siamese sister knew she was sick and wanted to be by her side. Unfortunately, Pepper passed away a few days later.

I honestly believe they liked one another because there was always contact between them on a daily basis. Jasmine was really upset when Pepper took ill. Who would believe natural enemies would become so close?

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How cute!
Chris, Jackson, ME
Posted: 7/14/2008 1:21:22 PM
What a caring little story. My dog Snuggles stayed with my cat Herbie cuddled up during his last week of life. My dog kept him warm.. All animals are ANGELS!!
Karen, Standish, ME
Posted: 7/8/2008 8:18:58 PM
What a wonderful, sad story. It is true though that "Natural Enemy" is all relative. Thanks for sharing.
Colleen, Susquehanna, PA
Posted: 7/7/2008 3:27:49 PM
I am so sorry that Pepper died. Rats are amazing animals, and it sounds like you have an amazing cat, too.
R, S, CA
Posted: 7/4/2008 8:31:06 PM
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