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In Memoriam of Dorian [11 May 2009|02:11pm]
My little fatty Dorian has been put to sleep because of breathing problems caused by a tumor or isolated infection growing into his lungs. He lived a long and happy life but I am still sad that he is gone. I wanted to take a chance to organize some photos of the little lover:

Dorian (img heavy)Collapse )

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For Your Enjoyment... [04 Mar 2009|08:47pm]
[ mood | Aww ]

A Fatty Rattie Pile:




<3

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Dethmink Tagged Me [01 Mar 2009|03:53pm]
[ mood | satisfied ]

Here's the meme, 5 things you may or may not know about me:

1.) I love rats. I currently have three: Dorian, Titus, and Vergil. I'm about as obsessed with them as most girls are with their little dogs that they carry around in their purse. Neither my boyfriend or I are interested in having kids, but we sure do spoil and baby the rats as if they were our children. I wouldn't have it any other way, though.

2.) I've been growing my hair out for over 2 years now, and it grows sooo slowly that it's just now past my shoulders in the longest layers. I want to grow it out until I have "mermaid hair" (I.e. my hair is long enough to cover bare breats) It's usually cut very short (a few inches or so) with bangs.

3.) I'm one of those people who is intrigued by serial killers/mass murders. A teacher I had for criminology praised me for knowing more about the manson family than any student he'd had before...and even sent my name into Charlie Manson as he wrote to him a few times a year. Creepy.

4.) I'm acrophobic...afraid of heights. Not always, though. Usually seeing how high the ceiling of a building is sets it off, even if I'm on the ground floor. It's bizarre, even when I'm high up, it usually doesn't scare me until I see the top of where I am, some kind of reversed acrophobia, it's hard to explain.

5.) Not only would I never want to raise a child, I am disgusted with the idea of pregnancy. Seriously, it seems too parasitic to me. I think it's gross and I want nothing to do with it. I honestly wish I would go sterile. As far as being around children/playing with them: that is fine, as long as once they are cranky and in a bad mood they go right back to their parents. I suppose even if I ever wanted to raise a child, I would adopt so I could 86 the pregnancy thing. I do believe we should take care of the abandoned children already in this world instead of just introducing more.

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Vergil and Titus: The New Arrivals [23 Sep 2008|02:14pm]
[ mood | Rat Happy ]

The new baby rats are absolutely adorable! They look about 1/8 of the size of Dorian. So...Here's some pics. The little ones are full of energy boppin' and climbin' around, so I couldn't get as many close up pictures as I wanted. You'll just have to be pacified with the few I got that aren't total blurs of fur.

Vergil & TitusCollapse )

Dorian has been taking to them wonderfully even though I was thinking about waiting another few days (until they are officially 6 weeks) to introduce them. When he's trying to sleep and they jump on him he occasionally bats at them. Other than that there hasn't been too much Alpha wrestling.
He definitely has been chittering his happy little teeth a lot more in the past day than he has this week, so that's a good sign.

^_^

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Cage Extensions and Adoption [01 Sep 2008|05:43pm]
[ mood | excited ]

I feel like i've been a little obsessed with rats lately, but ever since Aziz was put to sleep, I've been frantically searching for a new baby (or two) to introduce to Dorian (as he's been a lonely, grieving rat).

After many phone calls and hours spent searching online, I finally found a rattery out of Renton and there is a current litter that will be ready for pick up in just 3 weeks! The breeder is amazing and even put two boys on reserve for me (after quizzing me via application about basic rat care). I'm extremely excited, but there's a couple of things that have to be done before the new arrival.

Homemade Cage Addition and bonus baby rat picturesCollapse )

There ya have it.

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In Memoriam of Fahd bin Abdul Aziz [27 Aug 2008|09:33am]
[ mood | . ]



This cute little guy had to be put to sleep last night. He was an old man and rather sick, so it was really the best for Aziz.

I miss the fatty, so I rounded up some pictures:

Ratty Memoriam Pictures (and some of Dorian, too)Collapse )

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Happy March [05 Mar 2008|01:06pm]

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^______^ Cute Rats! [14 Aug 2007|04:52pm]
[ mood | Weee Cute Rats ]

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Big Brother [26 Jul 2007|10:09am]
[ mood | cheerful ]

I have my ratties at home now, and I couldn't be happier. Aziz seems to enjoy having a little brother to play with and groom.

I promised pictures so here they are, my lovely Aziz and Dorian:Collapse )


There they are anyway.

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Bring On The G [23 Jul 2007|10:14am]
I made Tim a birthday cake for his visit since we didn't get a chance to eat one on our birthday together:


Without the border:



With the border (which started to slip off because the frosting I made was really really thin):





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What The Fuck? [06 Apr 2007|10:53pm]
http://www.kirotv.com/news/11522436/detail.html

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And They All Want Cake! [24 Mar 2007|12:45pm]
[ mood | drained ]

So I am actually just wasting time until Mom and Audrey get here and of course the anticipation makes pretty much everything I could be doing now boring and I am trying to kill some time. But this is the cake I made.

Here is the top, I made meringue royal icing for the roses:



Here are a couple more shots. Holy Christ Chantilly frosting (especially b/c the raspberry preserves made it mushier to work with) is a bitch to stringwork. The chocolate mousse was also way soft, but I liked the brown with pink. The medium may have been quite a bit too soft for my liking, but it should still taste amazing:


Cake!Collapse )

So that was the first filled cake I've ever made. I'm glad it's done and we can finally eat it.

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[14 Mar 2007|04:27am]
http://www.mosnews.com/news/2005/03/22/miraclesurgery.shtml

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Bring Out The Gimp [12 Mar 2007|01:31pm]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6441461.stm

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[01 Jan 2007|12:19am]
Really, now try and vindicate this whole war on terror, war for freedom, whatever the fuck it's being called to me:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6215005.stm

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[08 Dec 2006|05:42pm]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6161691.stm

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[14 Sep 2006|12:56am]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5341574.stm


That is all.

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[17 Aug 2006|01:53pm]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5260892.stm

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Acid Attack [28 Jul 2006|05:03pm]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5133410.stm

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[24 Jul 2006|02:04pm]
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/5202422.stm

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