yesterday i went up to clark's and got the older fosters from him. they are still up for adoption though some will not be fit for the train into ontario and beyond and will need to be adopted locally. viewtopic.php?f=17&t=4896" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; we brought home Zen (formerly known as Q-Ball) who is a very sweet very laid back rat who likes to sleep a lot. this may be a result from his suspected heart condition but for now that his who he is. my Chop Suey follows him around a lot too and is often seen napping with him. they seem to get along really well with each other. though for zen, he's so laid back its hard for him not to get along with everyone. he has his vet appointment for june 3 to verify the heart condition and to get him started on his medication. we're hoping that once he gets into the meds he will ok for a long distance travel but we will get that double checked by the vet just to make sure if there is an interest in up north way. if it weren't for his heart condition causing him great risk and if i had more money i would have him neutered and keep him myself. he is just such a doll. we also brought home Boyo (formerly known as boy 1 in cage 12) who is a bit skitty still but we are working on his handling. he is very adventurous though and wants to know where everything is and what everything is. he doesn't seem to have a favorite rat in the cage and bounces between whoever is sleeping where he wants to be. he does try to play with chop suey and tried once to play with ace. chop suey will play a little bit and ace put boyo in his place so boyo hasn't tried again. he LOVED tearing apart the feather mice and will carry the jingle ball around when everyone is sleeping and he wants to play. the more i get to know him the more i'm convinced that he is younger then previously thought. i would peg his age as really closer to 8-12 months rather then 2 years. we also brought home Vandike (previously known as boy 2 in cage 12). he's a lover boy. he's curious during out time but not greatly adventurous, he rather follows where the other rats have gone before or watches from your lap while grooming your hand. he has a pointy little nose and great big cheeks that i find very "distinctive" (read funny as all heck!). he is currently on baytril for myco flare/resp infection and will be seeing the vet on saturday morning to make sure he's on track and to see if a doxy combo would be useful. he acts and feels like an older fella and i would peg his age somewhere between 1.5-2years. we also brought home Notorious who is closing on 3 years and is a very large boy. other then his size he is healthy though. he's a bit on the lazy side and stubborn when it comes to getting him out of his comfy spot. he was housed with ace before and you can still see the two of them hanging out a lot but i also find him with vandike a lot as well. he is very gentle with zen but climbs over and sits on just about everyone else that is in his way of where he wants to be. we also brought home ace. he is 3+ years and though active and a HUUUUUUUUUUGE sook he does walk and feel like an oldie. he is certainly the boss though and after a brief spat late last night/early this morning with boyo everything has been calm and quiet. during out time he wants to know where everyone is and if someone else is getting attention he'll get inbetween to demand the scritches or photo op for himself! :lol2: he will hang out with notorious a lot but i have seen him cuddled up with everyone else at some point as well. he is an attention hog though and so far, no matter how comfy he looks, if open the door he is there to get his lovings. finally we also brought home my Chop Suey (formerly known as napoleon). he's pretty easy going but i sense he's still a bit nervous about everything that has been happening for him the last few days. he seems to be getting attached to quiet zen but he will play with boyo. during out time he will take a cursorary look around then settle for a nap with zen. when he gets bored with that he finds someone's lap to be cuddled in. i think i have quite the lap rat in this big eared fool. he will be going tomorrow morning for his neuter and we should have him home in time for supper. he'll be sore but one step closer to being in with 8 girlie harrem! oh and we got a weight on everyone! Notorious weighs in at a whopping 2lbs. Vandike is a respectable 1lbs 5 ounces Ace is in at a nice weight of 1lbs 3 ounces Zen is a decent 1lbs 4 ounces Boyo is the same weight as my bribery at a nice 1lbs 2 ounces and Chop Suey (with his goolies still included) weighs the same as boyo at 1lbs 2 ounces all of them look bigger then what they really are but do all weigh in (with the exception of notorious) at a fair and healthy weight. riana was over today and she took some wonderful pictures of everyone. once i can get my computer to cooperate with me i will be adding pictures. i will also keep everyone updated on zen and vandike's condition and chop suey's neuter here.