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@  Caryn : (19 January 2018 - 06:37 PM)

Thanks. Yeah, she was nearing 2,5yrs and had been on heart meds for CHF for close to 8mths. I got way more time with her than I expected to be honest, but it's never enough time :ratsad:

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:17 PM)

@ Caryn.. Im so so sorry about Buttons!!!!! Only saw your post now when I checked to see if the forums worked.

@  Rattieroos : (18 January 2018 - 09:16 PM)

@Lolly, thanks re Thunder. Winstons last moments were with his mommy. So sad :(

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:21 AM)

Ok cool.thanks carny.i will check the link on my pc today.

@  lollyh : (03 January 2018 - 08:19 AM)

Oh no.i am sorry to hear that tails was talking about closing it down. :ratsad: I've made so many friends from here.

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

@lollyh: Have you tried the temp link to access it via your computer? This one works for me now without any "deceptive site" warnings

@  Caryn : (01 January 2018 - 05:32 PM)

I'm not sure Tails is even around anymore :( She was talking about closing RN down altogether when they couldn't resolve the issue.

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:11 AM)

Or can't tails start up a whole new forum &stake across all the email addresses...its a lot of hard work but could it work?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 09:03 AM)

@ roos & carny.i hope it's not the ending.ive been waiting so long to post stuff but can't on my iPad.i hope the forum gets resolved.totally agree with you caryn,Facebook is boring & soo soo depressing lately.the animal abuse posts arghh it's just awful.what about a ratanooga what's app group for all of us?

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:58 AM)

A it late but Merry Christmas to all. *hugs* :tummykiss: .hope everyone had a blessed Christmas & a safe new year. :clap:

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:56 AM)

@roos.i am sorry to hear about thunder :ratsad: he was .such a special boy.after All you had been through with gave him the best life. *hugs*

@  lollyh : (31 December 2017 - 08:53 AM)

@roos.thank you was abut of a shock to me too.night before he was fine being his normal rattieroos self.,next morning I found him having what I can only think was a siezer.he bounced back.i had him on my lap for an hour then he lefted his head to me & then past in my hands.was so quick,I couldn't quite believe that he had passed.

@  Caryn : (30 December 2017 - 11:26 AM)

No one can access the forum via the normal address. I have to access it via a temp link and even then I get warnings. So yeah, unless that ever gets resolved, new people and old that don't have the temp link are going to be kicked out due to hacker warnings. Sadly, everyone is on FB groups these days anyway. And those FB groups suck!

@  Rattieroos : (30 December 2017 - 11:16 AM)

So is this goodbye to Ratanooga??? :bigeyerat: :puppy_dog_eyes: End of an era :ratsadlook:

@  Rattieroos : (20 December 2017 - 09:19 PM)

RIP my special Thunder boy, you did so well in the end. Go to your wife and only ever cage mate you were happy with. Run on good legs and have a healthy heart with no horrible calcification around your ribs. My baby boy I will miss you lying on me and such an honor that you only wanted me in the end. :bigeyecry:

@  Rattieroos : (20 December 2017 - 09:13 PM)

Ok so there are a few of us left. Good. @ Lolly, I’m so sorry about Nougies and Winston. Came as a shock when I read Winston’s name.

@  Rattieroos : (20 December 2017 - 09:11 PM)

Happy belated birthday Ratanooga!!! It was marked on my calendar but I wasn’t sure the site was back up yet.

@  Caryn : (18 December 2017 - 12:03 AM)

Happy Birthday Ratanooga!

@  Caryn : (18 December 2017 - 12:03 AM)

Anyone still around these days... helloooo... :ratsad:

@  CindyR : (09 November 2017 - 08:51 AM)

I'm in too!


Quick update on our new addition

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So I haven't updated on my whole clan for a while now. Still haven't been able to do goodbyes for FiFi, Bass and Bangerang!

While trying to bring no's down because I just can't rescue anymore with my fibro taking over so badly. We went from 20 in Jan to 14 by June. Losing 6 babies in less than 6 months was quite tough. Then all of a sudden Plums mom and sisters started going for her and basically attacking her. There were no warning bites. These were real worry ones.. to her neck and face and basically everywhere. I had to separate her but she was way too scared to get to know any of my others and so i kept her alone next to me for a while, hoping she would heal but then she started almost self mutilating.... she just has scabs everywhere. I treated twice with Revolution, had her on viral guard, coconut oil and various other attempts. So here's where we come to new addition.... I got a little 6 week old Dumbo PEW from a rescue that Lora did. She lent me another XL cage and the two have settled nicely together. Still early days for the scabs but I haven't seen new ones.. praying she'll heal now and be all good. If she is still not any better by next week I'm taking her to the vet to see if maybe it's an immune disorder or possibly a parasite that Revolution doesn't kill. Vet can check her poo first and take it from there. Holding thumbs though, praying and if anyone has any extra goodvibes that would be great.

My grandpa Roo is 2 and 9 months now and still doing well after Bangerang and Bass. It was good to put Nibbs with him before they went. That just went well from the start. My next in line grandpa is Emo who turned 2 in March, he's good too. And then Thunder who was 2 in May. The boys from that last rescue I did are so big now and I love having all 10 in my room with me. Dove never accepted anyone after Roxie and FiFi passed so suddenly but she plump and happy and in no way depressed. She comes for her morning breakfast and evening meal.. has nests all over her penthouse and covers her food bowl even though she's alone. Such a beautiful girl with the smoothest softest tail ever. She is in Jamie's room. The other 4 girls (mom and sisters) are in the mansion in the lounge.

Sooooo now instead of 5 cages, I have 6. My ratties are happy though and that makes me happy. Especially on my very sore and bad mornings or when Jamie is totally freaking me out, there is nothing better than putting your hand in amongst a bundle of sleeping ratties :D It breaks my heart that I won't be able to take in any more that need homes, when I'm down to one or two cages that will be good. I can't stop completely. They are my heart and my passion.

Ok,, so much for quick update.. but I haven't posted in a while and I've missed it. I have pics of my new baby but not loaded on photobucket yet. So will post when I have them. Hope everyone is well and aside from those we are aware of, that other ratties are doing well. :wave:
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My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:



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Glad to hear getting a new friend has settled Plum.  Sending :goodvibes: she carries on nicely.   And sending :goodvibes: to all the seniors in the house too!


Sounds like your mischief is all doing well in general though, happy to hear :)


Looking forward to newbie pics :clap:

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I cant believe Thunder turned 2 in May! Time has passed by so quickly. I remember when you got him, he was tiny! And then he turned into such a beeeg boy! And then you got your set of even bigger boys...


I'm glad that your grandpa's are doing well  :thud:


Also really good to read that your ratties are a source of joy to you on your difficult days  *hugs*  *hugs*  *hugs*

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Sending tons of good vibes to you and all your fluffy babies!
Looking forward to pics of all the rats!
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