This mama is excited. Yes we are adding this delicious chocolate girl to our mischief, and we noticed a nice surprise on the way home. She is a satin! We have only had satins in our lines and had not found any to add in the area. What a treat!
Amazing day! 10 adoptions! Plus Monet was adopted and we sold 18 hammocks and several rattie toys to help support TOLR. Counting children there were about 100 visitors. TOLR also left the show with 3 bearded dragon rescues. 'Peanut', named for the shape of the end of his tipped tail, is the worse of the them, with metabolic bone disease and extreme malnutrition and dehydration. He will be getting lots of TLC.
Just got everything ready to help out Tree of Life Rescue tomorrow at their adoption event. It is almost as much stuff needed as for a rat show and I am not the one bringing the rats! Super excited to meet new people and watch Erin do her 'Thing' with adopters. She knows the temperament of all her rescues and carefully matches each one with their potential new family (including the personality of current ratties in the home). I was a little worried about the event because it is a Reptile and Rodent event. Having worked a lot with those that have snakes it is obvious many of them still LOVE rats as pets as well. I may even pet a snake (lol do you do that??)
T-shirts were ordered that turned out amazing from New Horizon Vinyl, LLC as a surprise for everyone at TOLR (including myself heehee) The logo design was artistically created by Cassi. It is so fun to see so many people working together for TOLR! Hoping to get some extra funds so we can offer these up for purchase and maybe some amazing vinyls for the car in the future.
If any of you happen to be in the Seattle/Tacoma area (Fife, WA) Saturday, December 19th, 2015, feel free to stop by and introduce yourselves! We will be by the entrance doors.
Here is a link to the facebook event page Holiday Market - Reptiles and More @ Paws-abilities Dog Training Center 7338 26th St. E., Fife, WA 98424
Today we have had a little excitement along with a bit of tragedy. We live in Washington State. Living here we are able to enjoy all the beauty around us. That beauty does have a cost....Rain AND LOTS OF IT! Today we found out our city along with several others have declared an emergency. We were on Flood Watch, now have a Flood Warning. I am not too worried about the flooding. The river was at 20.35', flood level is 24' but we have been fine up to 26.4'. Tomorrow (or rather today now) should give us a bit of a reprieve from the rain. The tragedy was to find out some dear friends lost their home to what we believe were several explosions caused by a natural gas. All of this rain must have effected stability. My husband drove there as soon as we heard but could not find our friends among the chaos. He came home and said it was like he was not really there. It was like he was behind a veil watching all of the emergency crews doing their jobs, everything was black and smoldering. He felt so ill when we he saw the loss. We are so thankful they were with us and not home when it happened. I cannot imagine what they are going through right now.
All of this got me thinking. Am I Prepared for disaster? Do I have enough water for not only the people in our home but our furbabies as well. The answer is no to both. Did you know they say 1 gallon per person and same for dogs, cats and in our case all the caged critters. So to have just 3 days on hand for all of us we need 27 gallons! Now this is just if we are stranded or stuck.
What if we have to EVACUATE!!! I do not want to even think of that. After reading about the Humane Society in our area not only offering temp housing for displaced animals they were also seeking volunteers. I have all of our travel cages for shows nicely packed away in the garage but realize that since they usually close access to our town and evacuate when the river is at 24', I probably should at least make sure I have food bagged up for our ratties and bedding all ready. The dogs & cat are easy to pack up but to make sure each rat is in safe cage with water, food and bedding that is something to think about. If not for this City Emergency than at least the next.
I encourage all of you to do a quick mental check:
What do I need for us to stay here without power for 3 days?
What do i need for us to evacuate for some emergency... be it fire, flood, tornado, earthquake, etc...
We are so excited, the calendars arrived today! How wonderful to get to see this picture printed. Guess what? We ordered 1 extra. That means you have a chance to win one in the next 2 weeks. 'Like' our Facebook Page Our Crazy Rat Adventure to keep up with details. We will also be having a hammock drawing the first of the year. Cannot believe how awesome it is to know so many of you are apart of Our Crazy Rat Adventure. It is wonderful to read the many emails and fb messages we get from all over the world. Who knew something so small would have such an amazing strength to pull so many people together with their one common love, RATTIES!!!!!!
Our crazy rat adventure is small glimpse into our little menagerie. We never intended to, but we ended helping others fall in love with the little vermin.