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February 18, 2010



The rat crew gets more boys

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 18, 2010, 7:30 PM

stamp : Requests CLOSED by Kintsystamp : Trades CLOSED by Kintsystamp : Commissions CLOSED by Kintsy

Sooooo I lack any really significant updates in my life.  We got hit with an awesome snowstorm and I think we topped out around 3-3 1/2 feet.  School is boring as ever (though slightly more interesting since I've been venturing down to the Fireside Lounge more.)

Anywayz, the real news is that my rat crew has gotten bigger again.  With Gio passing away almost a month ago now, the cage seems empty with just Sawyer and Locke running amiss.  My mom happened to hint that I should make use of that space.  Hint hint you can get more rats.  8D So of course I started looking.  The biggest no no for rat owners is to go to the petstore to buy them. Seeing as how I did that with my last four, I checked out Goosemoose (huuuuggge rat forum) to see if I could find any breeder/rescue within reasonable driving distance.  Turns out a guy had 12 babies up for adoption.  

XD So tonight I braved an hour car ride to a unknown online person's home.  I was really surprised though!  He was such a nice guy, asking about my rats I have now and swapping stories.  His kids (all 6 of them) brought down a box for me full of 6 tiny little boys.  It was like seeing Dante and Gio all over again!  They're almost the exact same colors (beige and black hoodies).  They were constantly handled by the kids since birth and you could definitely tell.  I'm so used to having to WORK to get my new rats to come to my hand.  These little guys raced right up and proceeded to shower me in kisses.  

Now the rat mansion has the scampering of FOUR little sets of teeny tiny paws.  I picked up one beige and one black hoodie.  They're currently settling into the bottom part of the cage until I start introductions.  Unlike Gio, these guys are roughly the same size as Sawyer and Locke so I don't have to worry about them overpowering one or the other too much.

I NEED NAME SUGGESTIONS AGAIN lol. My brother said to stick with the LOST theme but we'll see.  I'll let their personalities come up before I decide on anything.

Real quick shot I managed to get of the pair.  They were snoozing in the corner together.

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  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Keith and the Girl
  • Reading: White Night - Jim Butcher
  • Watching: Supernatural
  • Playing: Bayonetta
  • Eating: None
  • Drinking: Pepsi
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Kangataroo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I have a pet mouse names Aspen (I named her after a town that I want to visit)and I agree mice or rats there EXTREMELY hard to get to crawl up onto you, but Aspen and me are friends now (yay!) So why dont you name the babiez after a location you always wanted to vist?
TahkiBK Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Aww I love the name Aspen. XD I swear I could dish out ten good girl names compared to guys. Yeah it just takes some time with them. We had a breakthrough when my one rat Sawyer decided to ride my brother's shoulder.

Hmm I'll add that idea to my list to. Sydney, Dallas, Phoenix, Salem..-adds more to her list-
IluvEMOmuffinz Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
YAY FOR RESCUE RATS =D i would help w/ the names but i like WIERD ass names haha :iconteheplz:
imouttahideas Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I'm sorry your other rats died but congrats on the new ones!
BlackCalico Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
d'aaw. they sound adorable. I think sticking with the LOST theme would be awesome, but as you said, waiting for their personalities to come out first would be better.
WolfieBobcat Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
aww thats cool i wish i could get a rat but my mom is freaked out by their tails so she said i have to wait til i move out to get one T.T
Runtome Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
All my ratties are girls about Boone? Michael? Desmond? Reyes? Thouse are only lost names, I usualy go for strange names, mine are Dawn and Dusk and I nicknamed one at work Angel (she was all alone and had adorable wing like markings on her back)
Taxtm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Dude, go with Hurley! Oh, and just for the randomness, name one Bob!

"These are my rats. I named them after LOST characters. This one's Sawyer, and this one's Locke, and THIS one's Hurley!"

"Cool! What's that last one's name?"


Taxtm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Augh! Pic fail! Take 2!

TahkiBK Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
XD That would be perfect lol.
My brother keeps throwing random names from the show at me like Desmond, Hurley of course, Charlie, Jacob, Jack (only if it's a pansy rat), Miles, or Mr. Ecko.

Mr. Ecko.....I can't even began to imagine explaining that one to people.
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