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Poems and Art

Here I have displayed my poems and art of my love of my ratties and dedicated to everyone elses sweeties in their lives.

Art made by the finest rats
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Enjoy your scamperart today!

Dancing rat print

Handmade Rat Quilt

Emily Dickinson Poem of a Rat

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My sweet little Sebastian with those adorable blue eyes aglow,

Those big ole ears and lots of intelligence to show.

Your bandit masked face ready for a robbery,

That long tail of yours as most find scary.

Your soft white fur smelling of baby powder,

Your love can not show to me any louder.

You learn commands as if a dog,

As you sit there chewing on your bed cabin of log.

Excited you are when I come to your cage,

I wish you would exceed the limitations of your age.

To burn off some steam I put you in your ball,

You roam through the kitchen and straight down the hall.

Though a few years is all I have with you,

I will spend them hugging, kissing and playing as you do.

I got you a condo, a mansion to name,

Running up and down the levels you and I make it a game.

Boy, you come running when you know I have a treat,

You race to me after I’ve been working all day for a friendly greet.

I love you so much I can’t hug and squeeze you enough,

Life for you is splendid compared to other rats with it tough.

You are my little buddy so unique in your way,

You bring a smile to my face on any given day.

May 30, 2005 Sebastian is 10 weeks old

Tonya Granger

For the Holidays...
 
12 Days of Christmas for the Rat Lover
~By Rebecca
 
On the 1st day of Xmas
  My True love gave to me..
  A little Blue Dumbo all for me.

  On the 2nd day of Xmas
  my true love gave to me
  2 black hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me.

  On the 3rd day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me..
  3 Rescued Agouti boys
  2 black hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me.

  On the 4th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me...
  4 popcorning Fawns
  3 rescued Agouti boys
  2 black hoodies
  And a little blue dumbo all for me.

  On the 5th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me
  5 PINK EYED PEWS
  4 popcorning Fawns
  3 rescued Agouti boys
  2 black hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me.

  On the 6th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me...
  6 Dumbo Rex's
  5 Pink eye'd Pews
  4 Popcorning Fawns
  3 rescued Agout boys
  2 Black Hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me...

  On the 7th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me..
  7 Blazed-A-Prancing
  6 Dumbo rex's
  5 pink eye'd PEWS
  4 Popcorning Fawns
  3 Rescued Agouti Boys
  2 Black Hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me.

  On the 8th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me...
  8 Pinkies nursing
  7 Blazed-A-Prancing
  6 dumbo rex's
  5 pink eye'd PEWS
  4 Popcorning Fawns
  3 Rescued Agouti boys
  2 black hoodies
  And a little blue dumbo all for me.

  On the 9th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me...
  9 Black berks-A-Bruxing
  8 pinkies nursing
  7 blazed-A-Prancing
  6 Dumbo Rex's
  5 Pink Eye'd Pews
  4 popcorning Fawns
  3 rescued agouti boys
  2 Black hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me

  On the 10th day of Xmas
  My true love gave to me...
  10 capped ratlets
  9 Black Berks-A-Bruxing
  8 pinkies nursing
  7 blazed-A-Prancing
  6 Dumbo Rex's
  5 Pink eye'd PEWS
  4 Popcorning Fawns
  3 Rescued Agouti Boys
  2 Black hoodies
  And a little blue dumbo all for me

  On the 11th day of xmas
  My true love gave to me...
  11 baby Nakkies
  10 capped Ratlets
  9 Black Berks-A-Bruxing
  8 Pinkies nursing
  7 Blazed-A-Prancing
  6 Dumbo Rex's
  5 Pink eye'd PEWS
  4 Popcorning Fawns
  3 Rescued Agouti boys
  2 Black Hoodies
  And a little blue Dumbo all for me...

  On the 12th day of Xmas
  my true love gave to me
  12 BRAND NEW CAGES
  11 Baby Nakkies
  10 Capped Ratlets
  9 Black Berks-A-Bruxing
  8 Pinkies nursing
  7 Blazed-A-Prancing
  6 Dumbo Rex's
  5 Pink eye'd PEWS
  4 Popcorning Fawns
  3 Rescued Agouti boys
  2 Black Hoodies
  And a little blue dumbo all for me...


IT’S OKAY TO CRY

 

 

I saw a dog last week come into the shelter. She was over-bred.

A little girl said to her mom, look it’s a pig. We cried.

Cat’s come in with missing eyes and mange. We cried

Dogs come in with mange so bad; we can hardly look at them.

We cry.

Hamsters come in with bites all over their bodies.

I tell myself, its okay to cry.

Rats come in abused, so afraid to be touched.

I give them love very slowly. They bit me in defense.

I cry, not for myself, but for them.

Mice come in with mites all over their bodies. I tell myself, it’s

Okay to cry.

Guinea pigs come in so very scared. They don’t know why

They were dumped. I cry.

People come in looking for their lost pets. They forgot to put

Their tags on their pets.

I tell them not to give up. We both cry.

People come in to claim their dead pets. I tell them its okay to cry.

I look at the abused, sad looking bunnies. I cry.

People say to me. How can you stand to volunteer here? I could not do it.

I say I try to make a difference. Yes I cry a lot.

I fight back the tears when I see something that just breaks my

Heart.

I tell myself go ahead. It’s okay to cry.

They say I would want to bring them all home. You can’t I tell

Them.

You just try very hard to save and adopt. Out as many as you

Can.

I cry when one dies, or help put to sleep a rabbit or a rodent. I

Love these guys.

There are happy tears and sad tears. I tell myself, go ahead

It’s ok to cry.

I really cry every time I lose one of my pets rats.

They are like miniature puppies running around to please you.

They give you so much unconditional love. I cry. I tell myself

Go ahead and cry.

All pets small or large, give you conditional love.

When you’re sad, they are there.

When you are happy, they are there.

When you lose, a pet, it’s not just an animal; it’s your best

Friend. It’s okay to cry.

I lost Samuel to God last week. I cried.

God replaces Samuel with a twin.  I said to myself, do I dare

Love this pet?

This is not Samuel, I cried. Thinking for the first time God

Hear my cries. I cried.

Its okay to cry for Samuel and love this new boy called

Einstein.

I just lost my beloved pet rat of four years and one month old.

He did not want to go.

I have been keeping Bandit alive for the last seven months.

Bandit did not want to say good-bye to me. He was very

Strong-willed.

I saw a tear in his eyes. We had to say our last good bye.

It is okay for me to feel this much pain?

I tell myself go ahead and cry. I will miss you big boy.

This poem is for everyone who has lost a beloved pet in the

Past or future.

It’s still okay to remember him or her and cry.

From The Heart of Judy Griffith

Long Beach Animal Control Volunteer-10 years

Judy’s Poem 2-13-2001

 

Isabella, my little girl though I think you are a boy I’d bet,

No one really knows for sure right now until a trip to the vet.

Your cute little face only 6 weeks old,

You make monkey noises when I have you to hold.

Your pink eyes so gleaming, so preciously bright,

So calm and collected what a darling sight.

I hold you as you cue just like a baby,

I know your happy I’ll guess just maybe.

You contentively sit upon my shoulder each day,

You have such a sweet demeanor, such a tender way.

You love treats as you race for those hand outs,

Poor Sebastian is jealous when I hold you I know as he sits there and pouts.

I give you both attention equally as I can,

you are my sweet little girl and he my little man.

You both like each other without any doubt,

I like watching you sleep together and how you both play about.

As your time is limited as Sebastian’s the same,

Spending lots of time with you both is the name of the game.

Isabella, 6 weeks

May 30, 2005

Copyright 2005 Tonya Granger

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