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Post by katherine on Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:31 am

My grandmother came to stay over Christmas and was very smitten with the rats. She said she hadn't imagined they would be so nice and friendly and soft, she thought 'they weren't like rats at all' and was telling all my family that cam to visit that it is only prejudice against them that makes people not like them - honestly this was all off the top of her head, I didn't give her a speech or anything.

She took a special shine to Forz and even told me to make sure I look after him Laugh. When she left she told me she was converted to rats as pets and that I might find she had a couple herself one day. I don't think that's so likely because she's nearly 90 and the weekly cleanout might be a bit much for her Laugh Laugh Laugh

I just found the photos I meant to put up at xmas time - so a bit late, but here's Nanny and Forz








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Post by GillianK on Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:41 am

Aw how lovely! And what lovely photos! Forz looks to be enjoying the cuddle. It's always a pleasure to hear of a positive reaction to rats. It doesn't happen often enough, most people just don't give rats a chance. And what a lovely story of someone who did! All it takes is to pick one up!
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Post by Zoundz on Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:05 pm

AWWWWWWWWWWW!!! These are fantastic! Grin I think Ky might have had a bit of a poop day from FB statuses - so if you've not already, throw these on there and tag her - I think they will make her day! <3 I am so thrilled with those - I actually squeeeed! Grin

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Post by redrach on Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:34 am

Best post ever.
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Post by katherine on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:00 am

Aw Smile Glad it made people smile. Laura, I will pop them on fb now.

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Post by smokierat on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:12 am

How cool is your Nan?? Smile Forz has that effect on women Wink its always nice to hear of someone who has an genuinly open mind

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Post by katherine on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:38 am

Thanks Smile She is a lovely lady, I'm very fond of her. And yes Forz is a charmer though he can't beat Noodles in flirting with the laydees Wink

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Post by smokierat on Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:46 am

Aren't we lucky to be sharing our lives with such charming gentlemen Love

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Re: Nice reaction to rats

Post by Jen on Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:37 am

Awww! Smile Smile Smile

I wish my grandmother reacted that way to my rats. She's never met them in person, and every time we chatted on the phone when she asked me about the rats she would have these 'lovely' suggestions on what I could do with them. Sad

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Post by Mel on Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:19 am

Such lovely pictures Big Grin my great aunt is the same way. When I was in between flats last summer my rats came home and lived with me in my parent's house and she couldn't contain her excitement when she came to visit.

This pic of her and Scarlett has actually been her facebook profile picture since!!

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Post by smokierat on Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:57 am

How cool is that Big Grin the last two vet visits I had with my guys,we got the most positive reactions to the rats Smile we often get one or two,but we got loads.we had a teen come up to us,really open minded nd asking intelligent questions Smile and of course Nibblet was on her cutest friendliest behaviour Smile the same day,the receptionist was fawning all over them,and they made three more friends in the waiting room people who asked loads of questions and loads of compliments Grin and we went again on Tuesday this week and they made 3 new friends-the receptionist even took pics for Facebook page so must send her some good ones :-)

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Post by Zoundz on Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:20 am

Wonderful! Grin

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Re: Nice reaction to rats

Post by katherine on Thu Apr 05, 2012 11:24 am

Awwwwww Love

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