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Hi everyone :) February 19, 2005 3:16 PM

Well, I'm new here, and as of yet I have no rat. However there's one on its way and I can hardly wait! *hearsmile* I am buying my rat baby from a breeder here in DK , and my daughter is getting one too. Actually, I'm getting one to keep hers company, as we have heard that it's best to keep 2 rats together, at least. We are both getting female rats, and being so lucky as to be allowed to name her myself, mine will be named Zen-Gwendolyn. I am looking forward to being more active in this group, and will appreciate all and any good advice from people here.  Hugs from Terese.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Welcome! February 19, 2005 5:24 PM

It's so nice to have you here! We're a very nice group of people who love their ratties just as you will. I can't remember, did you say you had rats before? Regardless, we're glad you're here and look forward to sharing rat stories and info with you.

Cindy in Colorado

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Thank you, Cindy ! February 20, 2005 3:24 PM

Thank you for the warm welcome Gwendolyn will be my first rat, and even though I do not know all that much about having a rat, I am reading all the books I can find on rats, and the breeder I am buying from has had rats for years, and she's a great help. My Gwendolyn is only a tiny little thing now, as she was born on february 11., and it will be some time before I can bring her home, and I just can't wait! *hearsmile*

  from Terese.

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Two Rats For Sure February 20, 2005 6:08 PM

Do make sure you get two ratties right off the bat. Especially from the same litter. They will need each other! No matter how hard we try, we can't take the place of another ratty.

Pretty soon you'll be making special dishes for your girls. You'll have them ice fishing *fishing* and be worried about every little sound you hear. You'll fall in love *hearsmile* over and over and over and you will wonder why you are so lucky to be blessed with such incredibly bright, loving and delightfully funny friends. You won't be able to say and you'll become a woman to your rats!

And it will be the most wonderful experience of your life...

Let us know when you bring your babies home! We can't wait! Oh...and do get a digital camera, you can't have rats without one!


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Gwendolyn! March 04, 2005 4:44 PM

Baby GwendolynHi all,

This is my rat baby, Gwendolyn. I just couldn't wait to show her off! Photo is taken the day I chose her at the breeders home, and Gwendolyn is only 2 weeks old here. She'll be coming home with me at Easter.

Hugs from Terese.

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Does Gwen have a friend? March 08, 2005 3:57 AM

Are you getting a second one from teh breeder or is she going to be a lone rat?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Oops, and March 08, 2005 3:57 AM

AWWWWW, SO CUTE!!!   [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hi Maggie G March 12, 2005 2:57 AM

G'day Maggie!

There is only one week left now, then I can bring Gwendolyn home. Oh no, she will not be alone, because my daughter( living at home) is buying a rat baby from the same breeder, and we will both be bringing our rat babies home next friday. They will be living together in the same cage, and they already know each other, as they come from litters born only 6 days apart. In a few days the 2 litters will be separated from their mothers; The males from the females. Then Gwendolyn and Bibernelle ( daughters rat baby) will be together from then. We have visitet our new babies several times, and the breeder has given us lots of info. She has been breeding rats for 5 years, so we are well informed.

We can hardly wait!*hearsmile**hearsmile*

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I got "wet"! April 06, 2005 3:25 PM

Hi, I was sitting at the computer with Gwendolyn under my sweater, and she was all cozy and I thought she was asleep...but...all of a sudden I got all wet and warm on my tummy, because she peed on me! I thought, "never mind, we do have soap and water"! so I didn't bother to get up and put her back in her cage. But I should have, because she just did it again! Gwendolyn does not usually do this, but she'd been out playing for some time. She even got to know our cat, Hannah, and is not afraid of her anymore. Hannah is so loving,  and gave Gwendolyn 3 "headbonks"

from Terese.

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This is my Gwendolyn April 06, 2005 3:31 PM

GwenyThis is Gwendolyn in the hat of my daughter Rebekkas' jumper. Cute, isn't she *hearsmile*  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 April 07, 2005 12:06 PM


I'm so glad to hear that Gwendolyn and Bimbernelle are doing well.

And so nice to see all the good pictures you have taken of them.

/Love Henriette

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Hurray! April 07, 2005 8:23 PM

Hurray for happy ratties everywhere!


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Gwendolyn in hood April 08, 2005 5:49 PM

Gwendolyn in the hood is darling! She looks just beautiful. Is she is a himi?  [ send green star]
Wet Wishes! April 08, 2005 5:54 PM

You know you are truly loved by your rat when she leaves a puddle behind!


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To Cindy April 15, 2005 2:45 AM

Hi Cindy, what's a "himi"????

from Terese.

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Hmm April 15, 2005 6:06 AM

Aww, what a sweet little picture! It's so nice when more people get rats, cuz we know that one day they will take over the world and we'll be in their good books! My boys love each other too; it's so sweet.  [ send green star]
Hmm April 15, 2005 6:07 AM

Do you mean himalayan?  [ send green star]
Hmm April 15, 2005 6:09 AM

Why do I have '35' next to my name on the front page of the group?

Oh by the way do you two want to be co-hosts, cuz I've been so busy I'm a really bad ghost!

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Hmm April 15, 2005 6:10 AM

Host! - I meant 'host'.  [ send green star]
Terese and Catriona April 15, 2005 9:43 AM

Hi Terese! A himi is a himilayan, as Catriona suggested. They are similar to a Siamese in coloring, but the darker areas are not quite as pronounced. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

Catriona - sure, I'll be a cohost of Rats and Their Reputations with Terese. As long as we cohost, I should be able to handle it. You know I have a bunch of groups already, but I like Rats and their Reputations - we have a good group of folks here!


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Hi Catriona April 16, 2005 7:40 AM

Yes, Gweny is a "himi", and I love her to pieces....just can't leave her alone! Yesterday she was lying on her side sleeping, down the front of my shirt as usual, and she woke up when I looked down at her. She lay still, looking up at me, and I picked her up to put her in her cage, 'cos I had to go make dinner. She was in an awfull hurry to get back in her cage, and rushed to her toilet corner and made a "puddle". Isn't she just a darling? She'd been holding it in, as not to "puddle" on me, I'm sure!

I'd love to co-ghost, errr, , co-host this group with you others, just let me know what you expect of me,


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hmm April 17, 2005 6:18 AM

I know, they're soo cute, mine hold it in too - but they may not realise that the place they chose, for example my mum's briefcase - is not always a toilet, just because it's dark!  [ send green star]
My sweety April 25, 2005 6:05 AM

Gwendolyn  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Kisses! April 25, 2005 9:18 AM

Big kisses to Gwen! Did you say she's a Himi?  [ send green star]
Hmm April 25, 2005 10:43 AM

Aww, what a pretty face! But that particular pic might scare some phobics, lol  [ send green star]
:) April 30, 2005 6:27 AM

Yea, Catriona, my Gweny does look a bit spooky in that Pic


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Hmm April 30, 2005 6:48 AM

Well, as cute as ratties are there's nothing you can do about red eyes!  [ send green star]
Love Them.... May 07, 2005 1:06 PM

I use to have a rat as a pet/friend when I was a child. I loved her, her name was Crystal. I use to take her everywhere with me, a lot of people would make comments like "Eww...she has a rat", "oh my god, did you see that girl, she has a rat for a pet", or " disgusting, she has a pet rat." So.... many other ignorant comments, but my favorite was "ooh...what a cool rat." As she was, she was the coolest! I loved her, and can't remember how much fun I use to have with her. I would still like to get another one. I want to get it for my three year old, but am waiting until he turns 5, as I don't think he will be ready for one until then. They need so much attention and love.

Crystal was an extremely playful and loyal friend. I will always remember rats as another one of mans best friends...because of her.

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