Birthday Boys

Birthday Pin-up

Birthday Pin-up

I can’t believe how fast you’ve grown up Dublin and Jinx – you’re two now!! In human terms that’s quite old – you’re in your 60′s! Two little old men!
Here’s some piccies from yesterday’s birthday celebrations with your big sisters Skye and Maya :)

Card by Skye

Card by Skye

Where the fud?

Where the fud?

Is it to eat?

Is it to eat?

((clap clap)) Yey ai has ur fuds!

((clap clap)) Yey ai has ur fuds!

High five!

High five!

Nomnuts!

Nomnuts!

Go wey ai iz nomming ;P

Go wey ai iz nomming ;P

Scritches from Skye

Scritches from Skye

Snuggles from Maya

Snuggles from Maya

Nomyoggy

Nomyoggy

Nomnomnom

Nomnomnom

Today my lovely rats have been mostly eating lots and lots

Rats Blog Birthday

Happy Birthday My Lovely Rats Blog – I can’t believe it is three years since I wrote the very first post! I just squished this post in after I realised in May that I’d missed this momentous event! Happy Birthday Blog!!!

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Today my lovely rats are mostly eating nostalgic pies

Happy 2nd Birthday Rats!

It was the big boys 2nd Birthday today.
My daughters helped me make pine nut sponge cakes for them.
We also gave them rat treats and bought them a feather stick cat toy which Pip chased round the room like a kitten!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BOYS!!!

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Today my lovely rats have been mostly eating birthday cake and rat doughnuts.

Happy Ratty Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from the Ratties!!

My clever mum made these xmas mice, although they look more like rats to me!

The boys have a brand new home: A glorious Explorer cage from Pet World Direct. It’s fabulous. It’s well built and sturdy, with plenty of room, while having a much smaller “footprint” than my previous Furet XL. The bar spacing is great – it would suit young rats from 6 weeks old. The price was fantastic. So easy to clean! The only draw back with the cage that I can see is that it’s very heavy, so it’s not so easy to transport – but you can unscrew it all and flat pack it. I’ve thrown these cage furnishings together, so it’s not as aesthetically pleasing as it could be, but here it is:

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The rats are extremely comfortable in their new abode, as you can see here:

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Stripe taking it easy

Jinx and Dublin live in the top portion, and Shy-Shy, Stripe and Pip live in the bottom.

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Jinx peeps out of his new house

Today my lovely rats are mostly dreaming of eating Christmas dinner!

Happy Birthday My Lovely Rats Blog!

Happy birthday ratty blog – one year old today!

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Pip and Stripe Chillin’

Today my lovely rats have been mostly eating baked beans and chips (tut tut)

Happy Birthday Boys!

I can’t believe it! The boys are one year old today! It doesn’t seem very long ago when they were whizzing wee fuzzies!
Maya and I made the birthday bucks a delicious cake each. Here are the rough ingredients:-

self raising flour
margarine
1 egg
a little milk
crushed walnuts
grated carrot
a few dried cranberries
sweetcorn

We also made little presents of treats wrapped up in paper.
My 3 daughters helped me deliver the ratty gifts, and here are the pictures of Shy-Shy, Pip, Rocky and Stripe’s first birthday:-

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Birthday Boy cuddles with Hannah

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If I look cute and adorable, will mum give me that cake?

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Rocky demonstrates the lunge-grab-bolt-backwards manoeuvre

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“He he he ha ha” (Stripe laughing in a Remy-like way)

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“Sniff and look pitiful, maybe she’ll give us some more cake”

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“This is intriguing and smells frightfully good!”

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Rocky has silent food haze moment

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“Please mum, can I have some more?”

Today my lovely rats have been mostly eating lovely birthday treats.

Happy New Year Rats!

Yeah! 2008! New Year’s resolution 1: Stop spoiling the rats with naughty but nice food! It’s not good for them to over indulge! 2: Stop making New Year resolutions I won’t keep to!

Here’s the latest pics of the boys:

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Shy-shy winning cuddliest rat competiton

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Stripe pleading for one more yoghurt drop

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Rocky “The Bruiser” Rat

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A Pip in the Hand is worth two in the Cage

Today my rats are mostly eating my hair