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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!


YAY pics!!! Finally!

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Here are some July and August pictures of my three naughty rockets! :D finally! 

People have trouble telling Atom and Boots apart but once you get to know them it is quite easy to spot the differences without having a look at their bellies or back feet. ( Atom has white belly, white feet, a pink-tipped tail and white 'cuffs' on his front arms, while Boots only a small white triangle, a fully brown tail, brown back feet and no white cuffs...) But even their face shapes and general expressions are quite different, although you can see they are brothers. Although their facial differences are not so easy to spot from photos alone, Atom has a much more open face where Boots is always a bit more guarded / reluctant looking. Atom is also the smaller of the two, and I suspect even Tobi might grow to be bigger than he. Boots is visibly more heavyset, although thankfully not fat. He is bigger boned. 


Their personalities are also highly contrasted. Atom is cuddly and social, and seeks me out to spend time with me, being stroked or played with. Boots has his playful moments, but prefers to be boisterous with Tobi or skulk / stash food / nest in dark corners.


One thing I'm grateful for is that these boys are generally very happy with a healthy diet. They also eat ALL their Snuggarat mix eventually. First boys I've had that actually finish all their dry food without blindly refusing the less choicy bits. 



August 2017 - Tobi left, Atom on top in the middle and Boots bottom right! They were really sleepy here, although Atom just had to poke his face out to inspect the camera.




Another shot of them sleepy mid-morning Sputnik boys, August 2017



Three hungry breakfast boys, July 2017 - Atom left, Tobi center and Boots right




Three greedy dinner boys, July 2017 Boots left, Tobi center and Atom right




Boys in their basket, June 2017 - Atom above, Boots below and Tobi underneath! 




Spoilt boys getting FutureLife, June 2017 - Boots left, Tobi center and Atom right



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Gorgeous boys! :wub:


And great pics :D




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Such cute faces! Funny that no matter how big the rats are they will all pile into the sputnik lol amazing how many will fit.

Mom to Arthur, Snoopy and Roo. Watching over us: Asterix, Obelix, Poker, Blackjack, Hercules, Lancelot, Galahad, Percival, Merlin, Dennis and Charlie Brown.



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Gorgeous boys :wub:
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:

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Aw what cuties! I miss rats so much :(

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