My next two litters have been paired today. Beadle x Johanna, and Milo x Lyric. I have bred the 2 litters a little earlier than I’d hoped, but I am hoping to breed my dog (Kessy) in the next 2 weeks and I don’t want to have to be raising rat litters and puppies at the same time :) So I am breeding these 2 rat litters, then I will be taking a break for a few months. Hopefully everything goes okay for Kessy…it has been my dream for 10 years to breed dogs and now I finally have the right dog and the timing is right!

I may have to go away for a few days next week to take her to the stud – but I will post if that happens so everyone will know I won’t be available.

All the babies from my older 2 litters have been reserved. Reservations for Lovett’s litter have not been done yet, but they will be going to people already on the waiting list. There may be some rats available from the next two litters, but the waiting list is pretty long right now so I can’t say for sure until they’re born!

Lovett’s litter is doing great – their eyes have started to open, a little early, but they are BIG chubby babies. She is taking really great care of them! I will get pictures up soon, once everyone’s eyes are open. Probably over the weekend.

Tonight I was feeling a little sentimental, and I took some picture of my “seniors” Here is my 2+ crew…Yogi, Ditto, Hoover, Jasper, and Jelly Belly.

Hoover and Jasper (the rexes) are pretty threadbare, but that is normal for male rexes at this age. But otherwise everyone is in good shape. Hoover is the oldest at 28 months, and Yogi is the youngest, he just turned 2. I am not one for birthdays (human or animal!), but it is a milestone!

I also took a few pictures of Hoover and some of his direct descendants.
Hoover - 4 Generations
From left to right…PH Buttercup (2nd generation), PH Hoover (1st generation), PH Be Mine (2nd AND 4th generation), PH Iris (3rd generation), PH Sweet Talk (2nd AND 4th generation).

Another picture…
The Hoover Family

I wish I could get a good pictures of all of them together (with no one grooming or squinting or facing away!) but that’s not an easy task!