Friday, January 26, 2007

Tori Amos and rats

I had almost completely forgotten about the video Tori Amos did with rats in a temple..

Song To The Rodent

Song To The Rodent

sweet little creature
shrouded in mystery and delight
scorned by history
adored in mythology
a sacred companion
given for the shortest time

thieving little heart breaker
you surprised me
such love in those dark eyes
your soft kisses and cuddles
a reward unexpected
you are a delight of creation

Saturday, January 20, 2007


Progressive-trance music video by RattY puts humans in the maze.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Regina rat peaks

Regina poking out to say hello. Regina has been lonely since her sisters' departure. We have been taking measures to assure Regina is still very much loved. Regina rat is starting to show her age, but, she is still very active and willing to socialize.

Happy Birthday, Chaucer!

One year old today. Wow - where does time go?

Chaucer came into our home 6 months ago, a young rattie full of life. Now he is a full-grown rat who we are seriously considering breeding. His family line is amazing, and Chaucer himself is one georgeous, loving rat. The only problem is finding the right lady rat...

Stay tuned!

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Goodbye sweet Eva rat

I found Eva rat this morning sitting in her favorite hammock. Before actually seeing her I could hear that her breathing was labored. I gently took Eva rat out of her hammock and she turned her head up to look at me, her whiskers twitching and I could feel her bruxing...

Eva had been on a graceful decline over the last several months. I suspected she had had a stroke and made various modifications to her cage to give her comfort and ease of movement. She made some recovery but was not quite the same. However, during our remaining time Eva rat had became more and more loving and affectionate, bruxing and boggling on demand and kneading my hands with her front paws while we sat together. Every time I made kissy-faces with Eva rat she would lift her head up and press her cheek against mine while bruxing loudly. And even though she obviously lacked strength Eva rat would try to climb up on to my shoulders or go exploring.

This morning I wrapped her in a towel and held her, and I talked softly to her. Eva rat slipped away and her soft little body relaxed in my hands. I sat with her for a little longer and then prepared her for the journey. Eva's 27 months of life most have been wonderful for her to have been such a loving little old lady rat.

When I went to check Regina rat she was already in her hammock, looking off into the distance with her big, sad eyes.