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Muzzle Obituary

"And so Death took the second brother for his own"-- The Tale of the Three Brothers, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows


Muzzle, 2.5, of Orlando, FL passed away yesterday afternoon in my arms due to complications from paralysis. Muzzle is survived by his adopted human family, mother, three sisters, and beloved brother.

When asked to describe Muzzle’s personality, I always said he was my emo rat. I imagined he spent his leisure time writing poetry in the style of Edgar Allan Poe and shopping at Hot Topic. Muzzle was very close to his sisters as a baby and had a difficult transition to frat house living when removed from their company at puberty. Compared to the relentless good cheer of his mother and siblings, Muzzle stood out as the resident Gloomy Gus. However, when I applied a bit of extra effort, time, and cuddles, Muzzle could romp and play with the best of them. His offbeat personality served as a reminder that it is okay to be different from others.


Requiescat in pace.

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Comments

( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
zoefruitcake
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:28 pm (UTC)
:0( RIP Muzzle
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I feel badly for poor Smellow, losing both brothers in two weeks.
waitingonsunday
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:42 pm (UTC)
Awww, R.I.P, Muzzle. I'm sorry to hear this, it's never easy to lose a furbaby.
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you. He was such a special little guy.
burger
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:43 pm (UTC)
Aw so sorry to hear, losing two buddies so close together is rough. I adore the image of an Edgar Allan Rat though :)
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:45 pm (UTC)
Yes, it has been so hard. I love Poe and so did Muzzle when I would read to him. Muzz would love to sit in a tissue box by himself for hours looking as emo as can be. It was sort of sad and funny at the same time. Once I would start petting him, he would start to feel better but he really needed a lot of love to get to that point.
nutmeg_44
Aug. 22nd, 2016 04:55 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure Muzzle was a good rat who will be missed by all who knew him.

Just thinking about writing an obit for my Gabby (a cat) who passed last week brings me to tears (at work) so I think you are very brave for doing this.

*hugs*
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 05:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I am sorry for your loss as well. It is always a difficult time and I've sniffled a bit at my desk. Muzzle was a good boy who was always unique.
nutmeg_44
Aug. 22nd, 2016 05:02 pm (UTC)
It's always hard to lose a furry family member. My Gabby was put down to reduce suffering because she had cancer. I've just been hugging the others closer.
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 05:24 pm (UTC)
Cancer is the worst, I'm so sorry :( Yeah, all you can do is remember them and spend more time with those who remain...
chocolate_frapp
Aug. 22nd, 2016 05:43 pm (UTC)
aw. poor rattie. hugs if you want them.
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 05:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It feels like he was just a hairless, blind little baby yesterday and he is already gone...
schnee
Aug. 22nd, 2016 06:03 pm (UTC)
Again, very sorry to hear.
bacchuslives
Aug. 22nd, 2016 06:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry for your loss...
heathersmoo
Aug. 22nd, 2016 06:43 pm (UTC)
Thanks. He was as special as they come.
sandysmemory
Aug. 23rd, 2016 12:45 am (UTC)

Hugs ♡♡♡

night_owl_9
Aug. 23rd, 2016 03:46 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry. Rest in peace, Muzzle ♥
i_love_freddie
Aug. 23rd, 2016 08:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. :(
hindustar
Sep. 21st, 2016 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, I am so sorry.
heathersmoo
Sep. 21st, 2016 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks for all the comments. It has been hard lately losing 4 in a month with one of those being Nosebelle, even though, with them all being the same age, I knew these difficult times would come...
hindustar
Sep. 22nd, 2016 04:12 pm (UTC)
*hugs*
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