A post a day

May 26, 2010

Right, I really need to get back into the habit of blogging so there is going to be a post a day (most days!) for the next month. I am going away so some days I won’t be at a PC, but the days that I am, the blog will be updated.

Today is a very quick general update, and more detail will follow.

We have said goodbye to Cheese, I found her passed away on 21st April in her cage. Her breathing had been bad since I got her and despite trying antibiotics, nothing seemed to help, I’m just pleased she went peacefully at home.

I have managed to successfully integrate two cages of girls so I now have 10 in the aviary. It took a while and poor Bella ended up being bitten again, but they do eventually seem to have settled down.

My first litter was one of only one baby – the gorgeous Angus, who is turning into a lovely boy.

We have 7 new arrivals. I have got two more boys from Aquarius Rattery – Mackenzie, a British Blue Agouti, and Dewar, an Agouti. One of these two will be used to sire a litter with one of Evie’s offspring, when she has her litter (if all goes to plan!!). There are also two Agouti Berkshires from RCT Rattery, Leigh and Blair. One of these girls will be paired up with Angus to continue creating the British Blue Varies. Along with Leigh and Blair, I collected Ashton (black) and Fratton (Ivory) from Coastboat Rattery. Ashton was part of the ‘package’ with the two agouti girls and Fratton was ‘spare’. She has proved to be an interesting ‘spare’ – details to come tomorrow! And finally, there is Douglas, a Pets at Home adoptee with a head tilt. He is a little black hoody and is very tilty. Hopefully he will be going in with Newcy and Smirnoff but he’s a wee bit nervous at the moment.

So, that’s most of the news. As I said, more will follow soon….

Designing the rat website

August 26, 2007

I have finally managed to find some time today to work on my ratty website. I’ve finished the index page and got a basic templat sorted, so the other pages should be simply a matter of filling in the relevant information. It will probably be a while before it gets online, as I want it to be reasonably finished before it goes live. I’ve got this weekend to myself though as Steve is going home for the weekend, so I will hopefully get a load done then.


August 23, 2007

I’m sure most of you have heard of the internet phenomenon that is lolcats (if you haven’t, look here: I can has cheezburger?) so a fellow rat lover has created a lolrats site. They are very funny with some really clever captions, once I worked out how to speak ‘lolrats’! The site is updated daily, so there’s always something new to look at.

Blog Changes

August 18, 2007

You may have noticed I have changed the theme of the blog. I didn’t like all the space the other theme left at the bottom of the posts, it looked a bit messy I thought. I have also just noticed I had comments left. One was rubbish, but the other was a genuine comment from another rat owner – how exciting!