Category: rats

If rats could count

by sarah hair Email

Tokyo died trying to make me happy. His final breaths were taken as he heaved his suddenly swollen and unreasonably large tumor gimpishly under his emaciated flesh which had only days before fallen from his bones all in an effort to come to me. He may… more »

Tika's growth

by sarah hair Email

Our arrival in Nassau so quickly after three days of sailing was not entirely out of pleasure. We might have enjoyed spending a day or two, or at least launching the dinghy and exploring the airplane crash in Norman's Cay. We would certainly have enjo… more »

still in Fort Lauderdale... a little longer

by sarah hair Email

We are still in Fort Lauderdale! Some things that contribute both to our extended stay and to my not updating our blog include: - John getting injured in Aikido and throwing his back out. - Going to yoga every day (a 4-5 hour excursion each time wi… more »

Magnificent Boys

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Madison made this amazing painting of Tokyo and Sendai, our boys. Both girls have taken on several recent school projects where they choose a topic to paint or write of and Tokyo and Sendai have been making regular appearances in the girls' schoolwork.… more »

Tokyo Rat surgery scare - tumor turns out to be an abscess

by sarah hair Email

After our initial scare with waking to find a huge lump on Tokyo's abdomen, we had been anxiously awaiting Monday morning when the veterinarian could come out for a home visit and give us a plan for his further health. We measured the growth two ti… more »

Tokyo's Tumor

by sarah hair Email

Several days ago I woke as usual to the sounds of Tokyo and Sendai anxiously climbing the cage alerting me to their hunger. They greet the morning with a chipper and excited sound after a restful night's sleep, while the rest of us try to squeeze out so… more »

Bon Voyage Party

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We are preparing for our Bon Voyage party! We moved the boat up the river, and what a ride! The boys - Tokyo and Sendai, our beautiful rats - rode on my lap. They were pretty worried about this excursion, since they typically like to stay home and… more »

My rats like chocolates and flowers

by sarah hair Email

And, they love flowers when they are filled with chocolates! Thanks Auntie Cheryl!! We played and played and played with your glorious wrapper!
My pretty, pretty, boys. They walked onto the set of my photo shoot today when I was trying to get some work done. I thought the flashing would scare them, but it took a while to coax them out of the tent. Until then, I just ran with it and shot them… more »

Sendai is ready for his close-up

by sarah hair Email

My boys.
Sendai in the front comes out to check out the camera. He is the rowdy one. Always getting into things, ready to eat any time, the first to find a new hiding spot. He also has a sensitive side, probably the area down under, but he does not expose it… more »

Sunflower Seeds are delicious

by sarah hair Email

Sunflower seeds are so delicious! Except for the skins, which we throw about everywhere.
Sendai and Tokyo are still teaching us what rats like to eat best. So far their favorite foods are sunflower seeds, by far. They also like grapes, but just the insides. Tokyo makes a small incision in the top of the grape, then scrapes out the in… more »

OMG knock first! Wait, it is not what you think!

by sarah hair Email

Wait a minute! It's not what you think!
So, seriously, it is not what you think! I was just taking pictures of jewelry for my store, and the boys barged in to the shoot. They were just hanging around together when one thing led to another... more »

my adorable rat brothers

by sarah hair Email

both brothers together... Tokyo and Sendai
These are the boys we adopted from the humane society wildlife rescue. They were abandoned in December, when only a few days old. Luckily, it was warm in December here in FLorida, so they were alive and OK when the wildlife rescuers arrived to find th… more »