The People Who Lift Me Up

Jun 9, 2010

Inspiration for a new line of dolls at the Tipsy Teacup???

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!!!



  1. Dear Ree, thanks so much for your visit to my house! and I agree, these cute little faces do wanna make you cuddle! Can't wait to see what they have inspired. We must be thinking alike, I too am getting geared up to introduce a new line..will keep ya posted, HUGS XOXO Christel

  2. Good to see the inspiration is flowing Ree ... I agree they have faces full of expression and I can't wait to see what you come up with.

    Warmest Hugs,
    Sandi @ Bearly Sane

  3. Oh I just love them, they are so cute and I miss ours now :o( My daughter had 3 that I had to give away as we found that she was allergic to them :o( When they scratched her skin she would break out in a rash all over. Anyway they were really great pets and very sweet and smart. I am glad you rescued them and you are inspired again for new line of cuties.

    ♥ Trish ♥

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  5. ok, I have to admit they are cute..but I like the pics of them...I would not want to see them live...I have this creepy feeling about them leaving a few babies behind and my home being filled with millions of them..but that is what are you thinking ?
    blessings me

  6. I like a lot, beautiful animals.
    They are very inteligent, you must be carefull because they could be run away and eat the beds, sofa....

  7. Well the pics are cute!!!! I would love to see your new ideas with them!!!! My nephew has three and they are cute and sweet!!!! I am sure my cats would go crazy!!!! hee hee
    Thanks for visiting and commenting!!!! If I had won your give a way... you would have heard me from here!!!!! hugs

  8. Hi Ree I couldn't agree more I used to have that ewww thing but since having Missy have completely changed my mind domestic rats are very misunderstood we had her for a while and I broke my heart when she died. They are a fabulous source of inspiration with those cute little faces just adoreable and those whiskers and tiny tiny toes <3

  9. I don't know why your posts are not showing up in my dashboard!! Oh my I am sorry Reezy! You know I would have commented, especially when it comes to cuddlies!!

    So I am not smitten with there was one in my house the day I moved in...he hurt my kitty...My Isis doesn't care what type of animal it is, she loves it and wants to groom it and cuddle. Well apparently the rat did not feel the same way and attacked her...yuck...but your rats are adorable and I could just squeeze them...very cute...I can't wait to see what you are fiddling with over there!!

    XOXO Jess

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