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@  lollyh : (20 November 2018 - 01:57 PM)

hello all. :wave: :ggmr:

@  Caryn : (09 November 2018 - 07:49 AM)

Me too! :)

@  lollyh : (08 November 2018 - 08:28 PM)

I see that. :ratgiggle: .Yes it is.i loved all the interaction on here but i will keep checking in weekly. :ggmr:

@  Caryn : (07 November 2018 - 10:22 AM)

Everybody is missing in action! lol Such a pity, these forums used to be so fantastic when everyone was still around :(

@  lollyh : (05 November 2018 - 08:52 PM)

so how is everybody doing? :ggmr:

@  DiscoMoose : (24 October 2018 - 06:11 PM)

thanks Lolly and Caryn... I miss him, he was a small boy with a big presence :thud:

@  Caryn : (19 October 2018 - 08:38 PM)

Oh no :ratsad: So sorry to both of you Lollyh and Discomoose for your losses :cry: I'm sure they're playing hard :ratangel:

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:32 PM)

Big hugs moosie.i can just imagine what a hard Decision it was for you to make today.you fought so hard for him & gave him a wonderful life.a baby boy tobi & a brave momma. *hugs*

@  lollyh : (17 October 2018 - 10:29 PM)

Oh moosie!!. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: I am so so so very sorry my dear friend. Sweet precious tobi.play hard up their big boy. We will miss you.:ratangel: :ratangel:

@  DiscoMoose : (17 October 2018 - 03:40 PM)

We had to let Tobi go today :bigeyecry: I'll do a tribute post later. Rest well my boy, you were such a good and brave boy.

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:55 AM)

well maybe put a post up caryn & hey if its only us 3,well i will at least get two xmas cards still. :clap: :happydance:

@  lollyh : (15 October 2018 - 09:54 AM)

Thanks moosie. *hugs* .he was 2yrs & 4 months.sadly my smokey is all by himself now.although smokey is jumping around the cage now.darn un-caring,non grieving cage mate. :ratgiggle:

@  Caryn : (15 October 2018 - 07:31 AM)

Don't think we have anyone around to do it :( I basically did my own via Facebook last year

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:55 PM)

does y'all think we might do a greeting card exchange this year? Who is up for that...?

@  DiscoMoose : (14 October 2018 - 07:09 PM)

I'm so sorry Lolly :bigeyecry: *hugs*

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:53 PM)

Sadly this morning i woke up & found my sweet old man milo had passed away. :bigeyecry: :bigeyecry: .Rip my sweet boy.

@  lollyh : (13 October 2018 - 07:51 PM)

glad to hear hes still ok moosie.i know what you mean,*beep* tumor was huge & not nice to look at but you know him best.when it is time you will know. *hugs* :goodvibes: :goodvibes:

@  DiscoMoose : (11 October 2018 - 08:04 AM)

Thanks Caryn *hugs*

@  Caryn : (11 October 2018 - 07:21 AM)

Glad to hear he's still holding strong. Sending :goodvibes: :)

@  DiscoMoose : (08 October 2018 - 10:24 AM)

after a scare with Tobi's condition on the weekend I can see that he is still OK and enjoying life... poor boy, he is a bit hard to look at with the big tumour but I will know when it is time and itsn't quite yet. :tummykiss:


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Heike

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Hey,I am somewhat new to this forum(my first time posting a topic) but love reading other topics. I have a rat girl atm(Kahlua). Yesterday I took in another female rat from a client who does not want her anymore since she has a huge mammary tumour. I intend to look into options of surgery and hoping to avoid pts,but am also worried about the cost,then again,I cannot leave her to suffer and want her to live a happy ratty life with us. My current rat girl Kahlua,tries to hurt her,so they stay separated for now. If this new rat survives surgery etc,I would like to get her a friend. I also have a friend who wants to adopt 2 female babies. Soooo,does anybody know of a place that rescues rats in the capetown area? We prefer rescues,since we work with many rescue animals etc. Thank you

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Caryn

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You might want to try PM Heidi here on the forums or check our the breeders listed on the Ratanooga homepage... a few of them take in rescues or take back their own rats via contract from owners unable to keep them.

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Corli

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If your friend could be convinced to take boys, I know someone who has 5 white baby boys who need homes. If not, ditto to what Caryn said. :) And welcome!!
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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Hi there I currently own 2 rats, only about 2,5 months old. Unfortunately I can't keep them as I am more allergic than I realised. They are both girls, and are very sweet (agouti and black). I have a friend coming to CT who will look after them over Christmas but after that I need to find them a new home. Would you be interested?

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There is an introduction guide on the ratanooga website. I highly recommend this method if you want to introduce your new girl to your current girl successfully.
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They're soft, fluffy and sweet, come in many styles and are wonderfully satisfying. But they always leave you wanting more



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If your friend could be convinced to take boys, I know someone who has 5 white baby boys who need homes. If not, ditto to what Caryn said. :)

And welcome!!

Ag shame Corli - are these still the little ones you raised? I would so love to help and my heart says - you can do it - but really I can't - it would mean that (financially) I would not be able to give them all the care they would need - sorry - but I will keep on :crossfingers: they find good homes. *hugs*

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Corli

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@MadRatter, yup, the same ones... shamepies... I'm trying not to think about them too much, guess it's part of life. I have the same problem as you do, otherwise I would've taken them... but it'll just be bad for them and for my girls.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened." ~ Anatole France

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At least that person that got a pregnant female from the petshop will now be spreading the word to warn other people not to make the same mistake.




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