On Monday 14th June 2010, Sidney at last popped his clogs aged around 2 years 7 months - the longest lived rat we have known.
Sid had a lot of character. He preferred things to either other rats or people, enjoying solving the puzzles we put in his cage. All the advice says not to keep rats on their own, but Sid seemed to much prefer it that way, and remained remarkably bouncy and lithe until the last 2 months of his life.
Unlike Barack, Sid was unappreciative of human ways, and he never learned to type, which is why this blog has not been touched since Barack died in the summer last year.