Remember when two of our little lads won first place in categories in our rat club’s online show?
Well, their prizes and ribbons have arrived:
Generous prizes: ribbons, fleece tunnels, a double rat hammock, a keyring and a rat harness!
Knight: Best Wannabe
Moon: Prettiest Markings
So proud of our cuties! I hope we’ll be able to enter them (and Voddy and Teddy) in many other rat club shows during their time with us 🙂
Our new ratties are settling in very well so far. Yesterday I threw them a welcome home party with delicious treats… here are a few pics 🙂
Rats and snacks everywhere!
Because they’re still new and very fast and skittish when they’re out their cage, we can’t let them roam freely yet. So their party was confined to the couch. They’re on the go constantly, which means group shots are virtually impossible. Instead, I aimed for individual pics (with their body weights included, for interest’s sake).
Knight – 190g
Moon – 200g
Vodka – 220g
And the massive munchkin…
Mishka – 250g
Someone from our rat club actually asked if they were adults or babies, because they’re so big for only 8 weeks of age! An average rat (especially adult females) only weighs between 200 and 300 grams. So I’m sure these are going to grow into huge squishies 😀
I mustn’t have a favourite, and I don’t, because they each have something unique and lovable about them. But I can’t deny that I’m smitten with Mishka as my first dumbo. Those huge ears are ridiculously cute!
Sometimes they make him look all sweet and innocent…
Mishka’s “I can do no wrong” look
… and other times they make him look like an evil mastermind!
Mishka’s “scheming goblin” look
The Christmas in July gifts for me and Flea finally arrived in the post! I raced home from the post office to unwrap the box… with Flea’s help 😉
Our Secret Santa (SS) was very generous!!!
Christmas in July 2013
Inside the box we found…
- two small boxes (a pink one and a blue one, for Flea and the new boys respectively) filled with all manner of tasty ratty treats: mini Marie biscuits, choc-coated sunflower seeds, yoghurt drops and rooibos biscuits
- three cute rat-themed decals
- the Ratatouille movie DVD (which we’ve never watched before, shame on us!)
- a fleecy tunnel for the rat cage
- and a stunning necklace for me!
Flea tastes her first-ever yogi
My gorgeous new necklace
Rat treats in a jar with a ratty decal
That was the best fun I’ve had in the middle of winter in a long time
Count me in for next year’s one!
Our lovely South African rat club has organised a ‘Christmas in July’ gift swap for rat lovers across South Africa. This is the first year I’ve taken part, and it’s been a lot of fun. So far I have posted off my gift box to my Secret Santa (SS), and am waiting eagerly to receive the one destined for me
Here’s a sneak peek at some of the gifts I got for my SS… my choices were obviously based on her preferences…
Ratty Christmas card and rat/cat beanie
Ratty crackers (filled with banana chips), choc-covered sunflower seeds, mouse-themed notepad and giraffe fridge magnet
Giraffe pic, bunny keychain, Wine Gums, purple-and-grey phone charm, coin purse and facecloth
I love giving and receiving gifts, so an idea like this is perfect for me 🙂 Can’t wait to see what my SS comes up with for my parcel!