How could you not be inspired looking at these precious cuddly faces??? Okay well so maybe they wouldn't be considered precious to everyone, yanno the whole rat ewwww thing, but I have to say I am smitten with my babies. Domesticated rats truly are so very misunderstood by so many. They are so very smart (as smart as dogs), can be trained like dogs, are loyal, loving, give bunches of kisses, love to play with you, extremely clean, and are just down right stinking CUTE! Two of my baby girls were rescued from a pet shop. I say rescued as they were going to be live feeders for a snake or reptile. Grant it, I do not know their family history so they may have more health problems down the road (I pray not) rat breeder will breed not only for a certain type of rat but also for temperament, life longevity, and health. Most "feeder" or pet store rats will live appox 1-2 years in most cases. A rat bred from a good breeder will live approx. 4-5 years. So while I still have to deal with saying goodbye to my ratties a lot sooner then my kitties or pooches it's still worth it to have them be a part of my life for as long as I can. Okay didn't mean to give you a lesson and will get back to my original point.
I do so feel a fun and whimsical line coming from these precious faces! Right now I have family here visiting so no sewing time but you can bet I will be tinkering once time permits!!!