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Miss Z
02-09-2010, 05:15 PM
... yes. I failed to live without a little rattie in my life for more than a week. ;)

My room was very empty without Flossie in it, and I was at first hesitant about getting another due to my university commitments. However, because of all the joy my rats have given me over the years, there really was no question about it.

I brought home little Mercedes, or Mercy as she is known, this evening. She's a little banded husky girl with huge paws and ears that she hasn't yet grown into! Already she's into everything and is loving her huge cage to run around in.

I was nearly moved to tears when I held her for the first time, as she sat very quietly in my hand and vibrated as if she had chosen me - exactly what both Tia and Flossie did before her. I know both of them would have approved.

Here are a few pics. I'm posting this in a bit of a rush so I hope to update soon with more.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i287/Miss_Z_rat_luver/Mercy006.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i287/Miss_Z_rat_luver/Mercy008.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i287/Miss_Z_rat_luver/Mercy011.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i287/Miss_Z_rat_luver/Mercy002.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i287/Miss_Z_rat_luver/Mercy020.jpg

Karen
02-09-2010, 05:18 PM
Goodness gracious she is lovely! Welcome, Mercedes! I hope your momma saw today's Pet of the Day, too!

Oh, and how do you pronounce your name? Is it merSAYdees or MERsaydees? I have known human girls with your name who pronounced it each way!

Miss Z
02-09-2010, 05:23 PM
I've gone for merSAYdees, like the car. :)

We did see today's POTD, although Mercy is quite convinced that the computer screen is scary and wouldn't look for too long. :p

Thanks, Karen!

Karen
02-09-2010, 05:24 PM
Okay, good to know! Give your little sweetie a kiss from me!

molucass
02-09-2010, 05:47 PM
She's beautiful. Congrats on your new addition.

I'm just curious though as to why you only ever get just 1 rattie.. Its usually recommended that you have at least 2 because rats are social and prefer having another one around to play with..
She appears young enough that they probably had a sibling or something that you could get as a friend for her.

Whisk_Luva
02-10-2010, 02:31 AM
Congrats... she's beautiful :)

happylabs
02-10-2010, 07:00 AM
What a dear little face. I love the pic of her on her hind legs with her mouth opened partially. So happy for you that you got another little friend. :)

Genny
02-10-2010, 01:46 PM
Mercedes is beautiful and I love the name!

lvpets2002
02-10-2010, 01:50 PM
:love: Hello there Mercedes.. Your name fits you well.. Your such a Princess of a Cutie Pie.. Congrats on your new loving furrever home.. Congrats Proud Mom..

Marigold2
02-10-2010, 07:22 PM
:D Oh my gosh she is so incredibly cute, cute, cute. That sweet face. What a precious girl, I wish I could give her a kiss and treat.

Taz_Zoee
02-10-2010, 10:48 PM
Awww, she is adorable!! Welcome to a wonderful family Mercedes! :D

Suki Wingy
02-12-2010, 06:25 PM
Congratulations! She is adorable, and I know she will be very loved!

Roxyluvsme13
02-12-2010, 08:19 PM
She is absolutely beautiful, Zara. I'm glad you found another little sweet rattie girl for your life :).

chocolatepuppy
02-12-2010, 09:43 PM
Aww, Mercedes is a little cutie!:D

Miss Z
02-14-2010, 09:57 AM
Thanks everyone. :) She's getting braver and more curious by the day, and in many ways, her personality reminds me a lot of my little Tia. I'll work on getting some better pictures of her to post.

@ Molucass: She in particular is a single rattie as she'll be cared for by my family for periods of time whilst I'm away at university. Getting another rat was something I was only prepared to do if it was suitable for all parties involved, and having the two would not have fitted that. Having been a keeper of single rats for some years now, I can appreciate how important it is to socialise them, and whenever there were people in the house, they were out and about and interacting with us. I couldn't stand to see them get lonely.

moosmom
02-14-2010, 05:23 PM
OMG Zara, she's beautiful!! If I trusted Bad A$$ Buddy more, I'd get another rat. But I've got Mollie Rose's sister and mama coming so my place will be full.

She's a very lucky little girl!!

:love:

Donna and fur crew

Pawsitive Thinking
02-24-2010, 11:00 AM
She is rather lovely. Have plans to have a rat too.....one day

Kalei
02-24-2010, 11:27 AM
Mercedes is some cute!:love: I can't wait to see more pictures someday:) It's funny how when you love a certain animal so much and then it passes away you don't think you could get one again for a long time...but then you always have to get another one lol...it's like me and my rabbits :P:)