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Returning to the Fray... :D
« on: April 11, 2017, 10:08:59 AM »
I've taken a five-year break because of my daughter, but she's almost six now, and it's time.  :thumbsup2:

We quarantined for a friend a couple years ago, and Cora was super-gentle with them, and generally awesome. I was impressed! She's matured even more since then, so I know she'll be just fine.  :heart:

It didn't take us long to find some rats to adopt... MRR had some being fostered less than an hour from me. WIN!

We're still working out a time to meet to pick these girls up, but it should be within a week. YES. Girls. I've never had girls before, except one short-term foster MANY years ago, so it it should be interesting...  :yelcutelaugh: I wanted to change their names to a Supernatural theme (You know me and my pop culture groups... LOL), but Cora wants to keep their names as-is. She's a stubborn little thing...  ::)

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 10:22:46 AM »
So excited for you!
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 10:48:36 AM »
Couldnt stay away huh?
Welcome "back"  ;D So happy for you to have ratties again! All I've ever had were girls and I loved them all to bits.
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 02:18:10 PM »
I love my big squishy lump boys. This will be an experience.  :eek:  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 03:52:23 PM »
Yay! Congrats!! They are adorable. You'll love having girls. Always active. I've had mostly girls, and only 3 boys in all my years of being a rat parent. The 3 boys were the brothers to one of my girls, thankfully the boys were all neutered when they came to me. :D

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2017, 10:12:23 AM »
We're meeting with the foster mom Saturday!  :thumbsup2:

That gives me all day Friday (no school) to get the cage out of storage, cleaned, and set up. I also have a bookshelf to deal with... it is basically a dumping ground for hats and gloves, with home improvement books on the lower shelf that we haven't even glanced at in at least five years. It won't be missed. LOL!

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »
I love my big squishy lump boys. This will be an experience.  :eek:  :yelcutelaugh:

LOL they will have enough energy to match Cora! Girls pictures are adorable  :heart:
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 11:57:55 AM »
Aw, they are adorable!  Good luck, and congRATulations!

I love those 'M' names, so I'm with Cora.  :heart:
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2017, 03:36:50 PM »
But I wanted Jody, Donna, Rowena and Charlie, dammit!  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2017, 06:49:38 PM »
But I wanted Jody, Donna, Rowena and Charlie, dammit!  :yelcutelaugh:

So you'll just have to get more rats, then, won't you?  :yelcutelaugh: :cheeky: :cheeky: :yelcutelaugh:
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2017, 08:25:01 AM »
I got my way!

As soon as we got home from picking them up, I was like "Oh crap I don't remember who is who..." SO I said to Cora, "Hey... so I can't remember their names... mind if we use the names I wanted?" She agreed. :D

I could obviously figure out two of them from the site, as they're hooded and capped, but the two berks were just listed as berks, with no distinction. I've found some differences, though, which is a big help. :)

I want to post pics, but of course Facebook is my go-to for that, and I have privacy settings. I was uploading the photobucket yesterday but it was lagging so I walked away and forgot about it. I have no idea if it even finished. Going to check now.

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2017, 08:44:00 AM »
Photobucket you need to sort yourself out. I'm about to defect for Instagram. LOL! So. Many. Ads. Renders the site... and ANYTHING else I try to do in my browser... basically non-functional.  ::)

But, I pushed through, and here we go!

Charlie (she has that dark splotch in the lighter end of her tail)


Donna (she has a stripe up her neck to her chin)


Rowena (capped - I love the little dots by her butt)


Jody (hooded)


Cora is happy. :D


All four at playtime yesterday. I try to train them to ride in a basket from cage to play area. ;)


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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 09:15:00 AM »
Awww, aren't they sweet!  I love them at that age.
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2017, 09:36:43 AM »
As far as I know, they're really not going to get any bigger. They're 8 months old now. I'm used to giant, two-handed man-slugs. Not petite girlies. LOL!

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2017, 10:43:14 AM »
 :heart: the picture of them in the basket!!

Remember, not all girlies are petite. I've got a (as the vet calls her) "voluptuous" girl. If she gets any bigger, I'll need both my hands to hold her. But she is 26 months now, so if she DOES get bigger, it is all fat.  :yelcutelaugh:

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 08:41:22 AM »
Adorable! I adopted a group of girls a while back and gave them all Supernatural names (Bela, Ruby, and Jo). I guess that kind of tells you how long ago that was.

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
Adorable! I adopted a group of girls a while back and gave them all Supernatural names (Bela, Ruby, and Jo). I guess that kind of tells you how long ago that was.

Yes, that WAS quite some time ago...  :yelcutelaugh:

Someday, I'll get boys again, and have Bobby, Rufus, Garth and Benny. :D

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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2017, 02:24:50 PM »
They are SO, SO cute!!!
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Re: Returning to the Fray... :D
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2017, 06:07:54 PM »
So. Much. Cuteness! :heart: :hyper:
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