Beautiful tribute ❤
Priss died last night. It was sudden and we were there with her.
She was our last girl from the trio of ratties we first adopted more than two and a half years ago from RSPCA Salford.
She was a pain in the bum and we loved her. She was full of mischief, and had the softest fur imaginable. She outlived her sisters, Leeloo and Ripley by several months; she was over eighty in rat years.
Priss was a very clever ratty. She was curious but also, sometimes, very cautious. She inspired the character of Preen, the grey Ship Rat, who is shyer than her sisters, and also smart and affectionate.
When I started writing the books, Preen was a scaredy-rat. The first time we tried to handle her, she jumped out of out hands and nutted the fridge. She then ran under the freezer and it took a…
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