Well, this is the last entry of the daily journal. I will add other pages to it to update how the pups grow and what happens in their adult lives. I hope to get updates from their adopters and get pictures if they can. It has been a wonderful experience, and I enjoyed sharing it with you. Nothing gives me more pleasure than helping young animals develop into loving and loved pets. From the planning of the breeding through the birth and to the roughhousing stage, they have been a joy.
So here are some pictures of the pups, now five weeks old. Afterwards, there will be links to a page of updates for each one (or each group in their new homes).
Originally, my favorite girl. Echo is now a sweet lady with markings almost identical to her brother. Her forever home is waiting for her in Virginia. She will be living with her sister Eden, her brothers (who will be neutered) Exor and Euclid, and some other happy rats.
Eden was a cute girl from the beginning. She is now among the calmest of the ladies. The specks on her back are adorable. She is awaiting her forever home in Virginia with her sister and brothers.
Elixir is finally calming down. She's a lovely lady with a much straighter cap now than she had when younger. She has not yet found her forever home, but she and her adopter will be very happy with each other.
Erika is the biggest and calmest girl, and she was the first to have a certain home. She will soon be moving to her new home with some other rats not too far away, here in WV.
The sweet little runt will remain with me. She seems to take after her mom more than the others, both in the was she acts and in her petite size. She put me though a lot of worry when she was little, but I am sure she will make up for it with the joy of having her as a loving pet.
Edison is as sweet and calm as can be. His new home will be in D.C. with his brother Escher and a German Shepherd. I'm sure he and his brother will get a kick out of living with a "giant hyper rat."
Egon has always been "my boy." I am a sucker for marked rats, and I love him. He has grown to be a real character, very active and into exploring. He will live with his dad and my other males, and I have plans to breed him someday.
Einstein has always been a favorite and full of firsts. He was the first to start exploring, the first t open his eyes, the first to climb, and the first to get lost. He is the darkest black I have ever seen in a rat, so handsome. He has not yet found his forever home, but I will keep him here quite gladly until/unless he finds someone else who can give him all the love and attention he needs.
Escher is a big, cuddly boy. He's almost as dark as Einstein and has always acted similar to him (but without as much a nose for mischief). Soon, he and Edison will go to their forever home in D.C.
Euclid is a rat who has always been able to smile. He has been an active and playful boy but not one that strays or gets into mischief. He was the first to use the wheel. Euclid will be living in Virginia with a few siblings, and he will be neutered in a few weeks, to ensure his health and happiness for life.
Exor is a handsome self rat. I am always impressed by a pretty black rat. :-) He has been a big, calm, lap rat even from the beginning. I will always fondly remember when he was so soundly asleep, he looked dead in our hands. Now that is a rat without worries! He will be living in Virginia and will be neutered for his health and happiness (and life with girls!).
So that is it. Here are the links to the rats' pages, updating their lives as "teenagers" and adults: