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Comings and goings

So the day finally came when the WingDings went back to their breeder. I took them home today, and they have been welcomed back. We’d been thinking things would be quiet – almost empty-nest-ish – but then the breeder asked … Continue reading

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A resting place

Coffee Girl has been laid to rest this afternoon. My first intention was to find a nice pot and put her in with a new plant I bought last week, but the pot I had was too small. So instead … Continue reading

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And just like that…

Coffee Girl has left us. After yesterday’s post I messaged her breeder to let her know about the decline and new symptoms (difficulty with food, head shaking, frantic face washing, phasing out as if in pain). As we chatted we … Continue reading

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Visitors, and plans for the future

We had visitors over Easter, the boys belonging to a member of J’s team at work. They stayed with us at Christmas too, but sadly since then the eldest of the five has passed on so it was just the … Continue reading

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Growing up and growing old

Hello, and sorry for being so absent – there’s been relatively little to say so far this year! No doubt that will all change. Our two groups are getting along fine, mostly, and we managed to get some good photos … Continue reading

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Playtime photos

Last night I got some photos during playtime – I’m pretty sure I posted them on here last night, too, but WordPress seems to have eaten the post which is odd. It was misbehaving and wouldn’t let me add categories … Continue reading

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Make your own bed!

Recently I’ve started putting whole loo rolls in the cages for the rats to use as nesting material. They do like it, but there’s a definite difference in technique between the two groups. The WingDings pull all the paper off … Continue reading

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