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@  Rattieroos : (24 November 2015 - 01:11 PM) You might just have Lolly, look at Jerry, this will be his third Christmas and he only started out as a foster. And Dilly, she's going downhill now, but look how much extra time I've had with her. They both still have big appetites even if I feed off my finger. They have soft food everyday, but Jerry still eats carrots and raw noodles, peas and corn...dilly too. I know the feeling when that realization hits, but you may yet have many months of squishy rat love :Kiss: :tummykiss:
@  lollyh : (23 November 2015 - 11:00 PM) Thank you all.i am glad i am not the only 1.it just got me today that my smudgie will be 2 in jan & for the first time i saw that she seemed to run/skip very slowly up her ladders today & it gave me abit of a fright. exactly ebyte-that thought exactly."that one day you my precious smudgie will not be with mommy" but +1 to roos. :) .they all leave those special paw prints on your heart & leave behind lots of funny memories & mischief acts :Kiss: she is diffiantly my heart rat & i do just hope i could have at the very least another year with her. :tummykiss:
@  Rattieroos : (23 November 2015 - 10:16 PM) I know :( but I'll tell you know, even though they break our hearts we remember each one for their own special ways they've touched us. Once the hurt and pain ease somewhat we start remembering those things. :Kiss:
@  ebyte64 : (23 November 2015 - 10:11 PM) Non of my rats are really that old yet but sometimes when I look at them or handle them I can't help but feel sad that they will at some point leave this world.
@  Rattieroos : (23 November 2015 - 10:10 PM) Roo I wouldn't be worried about them all sleeping separately, sometimes it's hot and I find all four my boys in the mansion in different hammocks but then they all sleep huddled together again. Sometimes only two or three at a time. That's what's so nice about having more as well, you really see the individual personalities come out. Who tends to be alone more and who the boss is, the naughty one etc. I love all my babies soooo much. I know by far 13 is a bit much to handle only from my pain and cleaning point of view but I can't even say I have a favorite :ggmr: not going to get more just yet :P just love that smiley :D
@  Rattieroos : (23 November 2015 - 10:06 PM) Yes Lolly :ratsad: more than once :(
@  DiscoMoose : (23 November 2015 - 06:44 PM) lol Roonel they'll all be cuddling together soon, I'm sure!
@  DiscoMoose : (23 November 2015 - 06:40 PM) I have experienced something similar with Bolliemuis - he isn't old yet, just over a year. But still, sometimes I look at him and he is such a sweet rat and I just don't want to know what I'll do when he does get old and leaves. I think all rattie owners go through similar experiences like this every now and then :bigeyerat:
@  lollyh : (23 November 2015 - 03:12 PM) I was just spending time with my smudge & it suddenly poped into my head while looking into her sweet beady black eyes.that my precious smudge is reaching that old age & my heart just cracked.any body else felt or experienced this before? :bigeyerat:
@  lollyh : (23 November 2015 - 03:10 PM) I was just spending time with my smudge & it suddenly poped into my head while looking into her sweet beefy black eyes.that my precious smudge is reaching that old age & my heart just cracked.any body else felt or experienced this before? :bigeyerat:
@  Roonel : (23 November 2015 - 11:12 AM) Just checked the cage, and the four ratties are all sleeping - but separately! George in a hammock, Charlie and Pepper in different space pods and Sherbet in a tent. And I thought rats were supposed to be social animals! Go figure...
@  ebyte64 : (21 November 2015 - 10:48 PM) Enjoy them Roonel. Glad Intros went well. A friend and I also went to pick up his new ratty today. Will post some pics later.
@  Rattieroos : (21 November 2015 - 08:30 PM) :)
@  Roonel : (21 November 2015 - 07:59 PM) Good news: the babies (impulsively christened Sherbet and Pepper) are in with the oldies! Lots of bum-sniffing and chasing and a bit of squeaking, but all is well. I figure if the babies are already peaceful enough to eat in the same environment as the oldies the battle is won! ������
@  Roonel : (21 November 2015 - 04:04 PM) We'll have all day tomorrow to plaaaay! The one thing we haven't decided on yet are the names. Provisionally they are Bilbo and Wubby, but who knows? With a just-9-year-old as a fellow-namer, anything is possible...
@  Rattieroos : (21 November 2015 - 03:51 PM) :yay: Roo!!! So exciting. Enjoy your mini mes, we'll wait expectantly for the pics :pics:
@  Rattieroos : (21 November 2015 - 03:49 PM) Thanks Lolly :)
@  Caryn : (21 November 2015 - 03:37 PM) Exciting! Only 2hr to go Roonel :D Hope you have a lovely evening with them :clap:
@  Roonel : (21 November 2015 - 03:32 PM) We're fetching our two new rattie babies age 5 weeks (aka the mini-mes) at 6 this evening, can't wait to meet them! The cage is sparkling clean and Charlie and George have to free roam until the babies come, when we'll add four rats and wait and see!
@  lollyh : (21 November 2015 - 09:14 AM) :clap: Cant wait for you to get it nikki.

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