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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 http://forums.internot.co.za/

@  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 him.you gave him the best life. *hugs*

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

@roos.thank you swty.it 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!


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Long awaited pics ( excuse quality or messy house :p )


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First up is Thunder in his favorite sleeping cube

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Little Dove ( cage hadn't been cleaned yet )

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Dove on Jamie's bed

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Grandpa Roo after a little op, bugger took his stitches out first night. This was the bandage I put on

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Rosy in the teddies ( the rescue mom who had the 6 babies )

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Peaches ( one of her babies ) also in the teddies

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Ivy ( another of her babies ) on Jamie's shoulder

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Our new little baby, Duff, with Plum ( Plum is one of the rescue babies as well but her mom and sisters just attacked ) they're in the travel cage getting to know each other while i was making their cage up.

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First dinner together

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Synchronized washing

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2nd meal in their cage

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Rodger and Dodger ( two of the other babies, more than double in size to mom )
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Jamie with Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy and Peaches ( so small compared to the boys )

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Me with all of them as well

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Wallee my Wallee ( his head isn't so tilted anymore and he's grown soooo much ) I was saying kissy mommy

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...and he did

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Beautiful boy

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My gorgeous Thunder again ( 2 yrs and 1 month now )

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Grandpa Roo ( not bad for his age 2 yrs and 8 mnths )

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Roo and Nibbs ( no the pringles weren't for them :P )

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Follow the leader, Nibbs in front

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Roo really wanting to get in there

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Little Duff all settled in and sleeping over Plum

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Mansion all cleaned

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My boys eagerly awaiting dinner, they do this every evening

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Lastly my other grandpa, Emo, now 2 yrs and 3 months

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Ok that's all of my furry babies. Sorry so long but I don't manage to post often :)
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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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Gorgeous ratlets and lovely pics :D 


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oh roos,it is soo good to see all your babies. :clap:

 

such cuties all of them. :ggmr:

 

cant believe wallee!!! wow!! how far he has come & grown up!!! into such a handsome boy. :loveyoueyes: :loveyoueyes:

 

little duff.those ears!! squeee!!!! :thud: :thud:


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Ah such awesome pics yay!  :yogiedance:

 

Grandpa Roo is just gorgeous. Seeing that old rat posture is so bittersweet for me now and makes me miss my Bolliemuis, who was the first of my rats to ever get old... All my love and respect to grandpa Roo. And also to grandpa Emo, who is just as gorgeous in that last pic.

 

Thunder is also gorgeous, he's had a special place in my heart from the start. And Wallee is so beautiful. He is a very special boy too isn't he. I just love his colouring. 

 

I love the pics of Roo and Nibbs trying to get at the Pringles.

 

Duff looks like a dumbo version of Tobi  :ratgiggle:

 

Rodger and Dodger are so cute together.  :thud:

 

Love the picture of Jamie with all the girls and yes - I'm always amazed when I see how much smaller girl ratties are than boy ratties!

 

Thanks for the lovely pics  :ratcookie:


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Love my grandpas... sad because you get reminded though, I'm used to the look when they start aging. A lot of the children I've taken in over the last few years were older already but amazing how close you can get in that short time. I don't think it matters how long we have them, we always form a bond.

Well I love all my babies, not just the grandpas :duh: Wallee, Rodger and Dodger are crazy... big or not, they go charging up and down the cage. I have two XL cages joined sideways and put the basket in the top in line with two levels joined so they have lots of room to run both top and bottom. Wallee is mad though sometimes when he's playing he lifts the whole bottom ladder (which is also joined to make it wider) and goes under it. He and Emo go for a walk about on the floor and since the first time putting Wallee down he just comes when I call. Such a good boy.

Thunder (because since his wife, Hayley, went to the bridge) he has not accepted any other rat... and boy I have tried. He is now what I call my free range rat. 90% of the time his door is open and the ladder in place and he has a bed under our bed and we leave the cupboard open because he likes lying in there too. He even dedicated one of JP's shoes as his toilet. lol He's on heart meds :ratsad: but still doing well.

Dove is another girl on her own, since Roxie and her sister FiFi, she also has been dead set against getting any cage mates... I've tried so many different methods with the girls to see if I can get them all together but no going.. She's happy though, no sign of depression whatsoever, she's healthy, chubby in fact, waits by the door for breakfast and dinner, carries up every last piece of shredded paper to make her nests in her double bunk and still even covers her dry food dish lol like someone is going to just appear and eat it. She gets lots of love everytime we walk past the cage and happily sits on our shoulders to go for walk about.

Nibbs and Roo just love my bed, both are good on the floor but Nibbs likes crawling under dad's pillow and he'll sleep there for hours.

The girls in the mansion, I can't believe I have that huge cage for just 4 girls now. Had 6, but anyway.. they utilize the entire cage, charging up and down and playing rough and tumble on the bottom. They're very good on the couch or anywhere for that matter. When Rosy and Marybelle, the two moms, where still so scared ( it took a while but now they come running up my arm etc ) i digress... i do that often, anyway when they first went walking on the floor and were still afraid of being picked up, I have a pooh bear tent ( from Mary-Anne for Christmas in July) and I'd put the tent down and tell them to climb in the tent to go back to the cage, and they did right from the start.

Oh and little Duff, even though I was not getting anymore, i had to do something for Plum, I'm still not sure why her family turned on her so but when I put her in a different cage ( first tried with Thunder, then Dove ) she licked me like she knew I saved her. They bit her on her head, neck, well all over really. Her and Duff are doing well together and yes Moose :) like a little Tobi with beeeg ears. I'm so happy to have a PEW again. Love my little cream hooded girls too. Wallee is a fawn hooded, Angeleen from Wheatfields said he is the most amazing fawn she's seen, especially from a rescue litter. I got to know Angeleen via email after accepting the 5 big breeder boys. We're still in touch. Only Roo left from that little mischief.. they were all such incredibly awesome boys :ratyes:

Ok talking too much again....
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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Oh lovely to see pics! All such gorgeous ratties that look happy and full of love.
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