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@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:40 PM) for the most part, the NB images are done, but please drop me a PM or an email (not here in the chat) if you see any more 3rd party photobucket broken image links (excl posts made by members other than admin/Tails)
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:07 PM) yay banners done so far
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 12:39 PM) @lollyh, dont think he's a RN member :) and I'm so so sorry about Nougies :( :( :(
@  DiscoMoose : (19 September 2017 - 10:34 AM) i'm really sorry Lolly. She was most beautiful and special girl. I am thankful that she could go peacefully at home, with those she loves. <3 rest in peace dearest Nougies. All my love and compassion to you, Lolly <3
@  lollyh : (18 September 2017 - 09:56 PM) hi all.my very special nougies passed away this morning at 2:20am. :ratsadlook: .she reached 3 yrs & 2months.gonna miss her so much.she passed with sweet winston by her side till the end.
@  lollyh : (14 September 2017 - 05:17 PM) @tails wow sounds like the perfect guy.any jhb ladies looking for a friend?. :) is he not part of ratanoogan here?.
@  lollyh : (14 September 2017 - 05:14 PM) The maid called me urgently today as she Found nougies hanging by her neck as her head was stuck through the bars. :bigeyecry: .i was so heart sore. But nougies seems to be all ok.
@  Tails : (08 September 2017 - 01:43 PM) also, anyone in JHB want to meet a nice guy who keeps rats? he likes punk music, doesn't indulge much ( dont think at all really) in alcohol etc. He's a really nice guy, I've chatted at great length with him :)
@  Tails : (08 September 2017 - 01:42 PM) hey all, i'll fix the banners this weekend :) so they'll show properly again
@  DiscoMoose : (07 September 2017 - 07:42 AM) ag sweetie. reading that brings up all those feelings I remember having with my dearest Bolliemuis. I don't know what to tell you Lolly *hugs* You love her so much and all you want is the best for her. I believe she knows that too... no matter what you decde. She's really done well in the age department :tummykiss:
@  lollyh : (06 September 2017 - 03:09 PM) thank you moosie.it is bittersweet.her hld has gotten worse.she drags her 1 leg underneath her now. :ratsad: but she is eating-every meal she is in that bowl. (5 table spoons of oats this morning :loveyoueyes: ).was so proud of her,she doesn't like drinking but when i put water droplet in my hand,she will drinkl.pooping & weeing is normal.she takes a stroll right down our passage,around my bathroom & still climbs in & out of her bed.for a 3yr old rattie.i'm just wondering...is she doing ok or i just don't know.. am i being cruel. :unsure:
@  DiscoMoose : (02 September 2017 - 09:11 AM) aw Lolly - so bittersweet... enjoy each other <3 sweetie Nougies.
@  lollyh : (02 September 2017 - 12:41 AM) Spent a long time with my nougies & me time tonight. :wub: :wub: .she is so frail at times others she seems ok,just old but i can see her deterioration& eating alittle less but i am enjoying her snuggles & licks. :Kiss:
@  Caryn : (01 September 2017 - 07:08 AM) That's great :D
@  Rattieroos : (01 September 2017 - 12:29 AM) My other oldie is Thunder who was 2 years in May :D so proud of my boys!!
@  Rattieroos : (01 September 2017 - 12:28 AM) Grandpa Roo gave me a scare when he hardly moved out of his cube for a couple of days but he's back to eating hard food again and toddling around albeit on hobbled back legs. He's using his whole cage again with Nibbs and has good appetite after eating off my finger for a few days :D I'm so happy Roo is doing so well. He's the last of the 5 beeeg boys from Angeleen that I had taken in from previous owner. Hope he stays for a while yet and sees his 3rd birthday in October.
@  DiscoMoose : (28 August 2017 - 03:45 PM) hey Lora, I think the 'wanted' section of the 'rat stuff' classifieds?
@  lorajbk : (28 August 2017 - 03:28 PM) don't know which thread I should post on?
@  lorajbk : (28 August 2017 - 03:27 PM) Hi eveyone, looking for someone to look after my rats in Cape Town - preferably Southern Suburbs.
@  Tails : (18 August 2017 - 12:16 PM) Hi Caryn, thanks so much for that. I must also update the banners and such to the new hosting. Will get to it this weekend xx

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Rattieroos

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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, Nibbs, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Roo, 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 and Emo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

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

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Caryn

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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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