I'm a 36 year old woman California. My passion in life is animals, but mainly rats/rodents. My other passions include... Blogging (which is my newest passion)and Photography, art, sewing, Crafts, Graphics, Paranormal; I love the show Ghost Hunters. Hmmmm what else. I have many more interests but I'll add them another time.
I know some of you who read this blog and are friends of myself and belong to a few of the same rat groups adore these African Pouched Rats, as do i. Some of you may have seen this site but i thought I'd blog it anyway, and it will be in the archives if any newbie comes along. http://www.80stoysale.com/pouchedrat.html
One of the things i wanted for this blog is to help rats in need along with all the fun stuff and pictures i do here. So a new feature here will be to list rats that are for adoption from various websites/rescues and different locations around the United States, possibly Europe, Australia and Canada in the future.
Once in a while i will be posting a few rats that are up for adoption or rats who need fostering.
In the future i will do the format different than you see below. Right now, I'm just testing this out along with how i want to do this.
Here are today's rats that i have found: Califnornia http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=9098354
Adorable, kind-natured, intelligent, charming fancy rats make good companions for people and other pets. Watch a fascinating pair of rats behave in an open-air cage. Choose from boys or girls, some dumbos, various hoods, colors, markings. BOYS AND GIRLS 2 boys @ 3 months, 1 girl at 2.5 months, 5 girls & boys @ 5 weeks, 9 girls and boys @ 4 weeks. Hand-fed, well-bred. Nominal adoption fee: $15 each, $25 for 2, $30 for 3, $10 for each beyond that. Good-home inquiries ONLY (no bunchers or raptor-feeders, please): (310) 801-0724. Click link for photo album. http://picasaweb.google.com/ratrac/RatPix1 LaVonne (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (310) 237-6028 Scott (310) 359-0310
Click the link above the photo for all the informaton!!
New York City
Peaches & Pearl http://www.petfinder.com/petnote/displaypet.cgi?petid=10645381
These two gentle pocket pets were abandoned in a filthy cage several weeks ago. Fortunately, they were discovered and brought to the safety of our shelter. Peaches and Pearl enjoy being handled and are very gentle. Rats are known to be excellent and intelligent pets. We wish for them to be adopted together. The adoption fee is $25.00, and this includes their cage.
We have 3 male white rats available for adoption! Good personalities and very gentle. Please call Brandee at 203-767-1150. Please visit our web site for more information on our group at www.hopalonghollow.org. Thanks for hopping by!
Click link above photo for all the info!!
More coming soon, please check back often.
Note: Do not contact me/this blog regarding these adoptions, i am only providing the info, i am not involved with any of the adoptions, you must click on the links i have provided and fallow instructions on the website.
I thought this would be a fun little thing to blog; the word 'Rat' in various languages. I hunted down one of those easy-to-use word translators on line. It worked pretty well but for some languages, such as Chines and Japanese, i got '???' for one and the other '??' LOL.
This translator i used only offered a few languages and those are the languages i am putting below. Hey... if you know of any other somewhat easy-to-use translators that offer more languages leave me a comment with a link. That would be awesome.
I think the symbol one's are pretty cool. See, i told you 'Wonderful World of Rat's was not going to be a typical website or blog about rats. I try very hard to make this blog very unique. And the more i blog the more unique things and idea's i come up with.
Well, i hope you find this interesting as i did, if not... well you passed a few minutes of time lol.
Oh also, if you find any of these wrong or are different than what you know or speak, let me know and I will amend the list and/or offer your version of 'Rat.' What i put below is simply what the translator gave me.
RAT: German - Ratte Italian- Ratto French- Rat Portuguese- Rato Dutch- Rat Greek- Αρουραίος Sweedish- Tjalla Russian- Крыса Arabic- فأرة
Ok all you rat lovers... Now is the time to let everyone know why you love rats.
What is the "Why I Love Rats' Essay Challenge? Well, it's pretty much what is says. It's an Essay and a Challenge. What i want you all to do is right a small essay on why you love rats. It can be a 2-4 medium size paragraphs.
Simply write why you love rats... write it as beautifully and passionately as you can. Tell us all why you love rats.... from the smallest little thing to the largest thing you love about rats.
I don't want it to be: "I love rats because they are cute" Well yea, rats sure are cute but that's not what i want, what i want is deep in your soul, write the essay as if you are digging deep into yourself to tell the world how wonderful rats are. Write it as if you were trying to convince the world how amazing rats are and write it as if you were trying to convert all the non-rat lovers out there.
Ok.. after you write the essay, what next? E mail it to me: Rsungodess20032aol.com
I will read all the essays that are submitted to me and I'll post them here on 'Wonderful World of Rats' and than everyone will vote on which essay's they liked the best. The 3 best essays will get a small sample bag of my homemade 'Spoiled rat treat mix' --this is not a staple food (everyday food) it is a treat mix for occasional snackage lol. And the one voted the absolute best will have their entire essay put on the bottom of this blog permanently along with a picture of one of your rats. I may add more things to the winners stuff through out the month.. but it won't be much. This is primarily for fun.
So ok, you have a month to write your essay. Please submit it by May 12th. I will read them over a coarse of a few days and than begin the winner process.
Ok... so start thinking, start jotting things down... and remeber BE ORIGINAL, BE CREATIVE !!!
PS... please leave me a comment to let me know if you are going to take part in this. Just so i can get a feel for how many people will be writing essays. - Thank you
My rat photo's from my Fotki site- Http://public.fotki.com/ratgirl2005 are going to be in an upcoming issue of Rat World Magazine, in an article called "IdentiFURcation'. The article is about the different furs that rats have and can have.
Isn't this just so amazing and wonderful. This is something i have dreamed about. 7 years of taking pictures of rats and finally i get recognized in a magazine, not that all of your compliments isn't recognition enough, it is and i appreciate all your complements over the past 7 years... but being in a magazine... omg. I am tickled pink!!!
I will keep you all updated on this... as i get info.
WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO *Big Smile* on my face right now!
This is a new drawing i did. I did it all in photoshop. I drew it all using a computer mouse. I didn't use any photoshop tricks such as filters or anything, this is all bran to hand, mouse to computer. I don't have one of those graphic drawing pads. If i had, had one of those drawing pads this drawing would have taken a lot less time and with a lot less frustration lol. But anyway... Ok, so in my opinion i can draw a tad bit better than this but i was going for a specific style. A style i saw on line from an artist. And this wasn't an attempt at real life drawing, this was a cartoon-style drawing.This artist had beautiful drawings of animals, wonderful drawings. But, he also had some drawings that were a sloppy style of drawing. It's hard to explain. His sloppy drawings although sloppy were just as wonderful as his real life drawings.. I don't know if there is a name for this style but i wanted to try it. So the drawing you see here is my attempt at that. And I'll tell ya... it isn't easy trying to draw sloppy lol. I know that sounds crazy but it's true. I can only draw a little bit better than what you see here so maybe i didn't really do that sloppy-style, maybe this is closer to how i really draw lol.Anyway... so this is my newest drawing. I kinda like drawing in photoshop more than i do with pencil and paper. With photoshop, i love how one can change the opacity of the color your using rather than selecting a darker or lighter version of the same color. I'm not sure that makes sense though.Well let me know what you think.
This is a picture of my good friend Drusilla's wild rattie. I just wanted to share this pic with everyone so some of you could see what a wildie looks like. Drusilla Received the wildie from someone else. The rattie's name is Angel and she was found on the sidewalk and rescued than given to Drusilla who hand raised her. She used a eye dropper to feed the little darling and as you can see the baby grew up to be a magnificent and glorious rat.
Wild rats look a tad different than domestic rats.Dru, did i get this info and story right? If you can leave a brief comment on how wildies look different than Domestics -- in your opinion... that would be great. Also if i got the story wrong please add that into the comment and i will amend this post.
I love seeing pictures of children with rats. Gives me hope that maybe someday rats will be more accepted. The younger children are exposed to rats the better... hopefully when they are adults they will still love rats and the more rat lovers out there, the better for rats.
Sorry for the 'Fotosearch' Logo. Can you believe if i wanted this photo on my blog without the Fotosearch log it would cost me $49.99. That's a little spendy!
You know.. whenever i have coffee on my desk the rats always try to lick some, they love it. I'm sure in small doses.. coffee is as harmless to us as it is to rats.But this is a great pic. And those Dumbo's are GORGEOUS!