This page is to honor and remember our rats gone over the bridge

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TETRA
July 2, 2016 - May 20, 2019
Black Bershire

Tetra and Zinni were the first two rats we had together.  We adopted them at 6 weeks of age in August of 2016.
From August until February, Tet and Zinni were the only rats we had.

Zinni unfortunately suffered from chronic genetic respiratory infections, and eventually developed lung cancer, and passed very young as a result.  She was Jacob's heart rat.
Tetra went on to be one of our oldest rats ever, and ultimately we lost her to generic age-related issues.

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ZINNI

July 2, 2016 - February 16, 2018

Black Hooded

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PARIS

November 2016 - November 2, 2018

Black Hooded

In February 2017, we brought Paris into our home after finding her posted for sale on Facebook.
Just a week later, we brought Dot home, who later became better known as "Dooter," due to the noise she made due to her genetic chronic respiratory issues.

In April, we also added Lilly to the mix. Lilly was timid and shy, but the most beautiful and sweet girl.

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DOT (AKA: "DOOTER")

January 17, 2017 - August 25, 2018

Agouti Hooded

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LILLY

November 2016 - December 5, 2018

Satin Albino

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JONATHAN JOESTAR (AKA: JOJO)
February 2017 - April 12, 2019
Black Hooded

In late April of 2017, we added JoJo to our mischief, after also finding him posted for sale on Facebook. JoJo was the first boy rat we had, and we were so impressed with his chill demeanor and love of cuddles, we knew he was with us to stay.

Since JoJo was our only boy, we  soon purchased Dio to be JoJo's cage mate. 
Dio went on to be our founding buck, fathering the October 2017 litter.
Both boys will forever hold a very special place in our hearts!

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DIO

March 2017 - October 22, 2018

Champagne Satin Hooded

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TANEISHA

April 1, 2017 - September 7, 2018

Black Satin Hooded

In May of 2017, Keisha and Taneisha were entrusted to our care by my sister who had come to a point in her life where pets were not an option. 

We gladly took the girls in (who were Lilly's nieces), and welcomed them to our fastly growing group!

Keisha became one of our most memorable girls, and Taneisha was our founding doe!

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KEISHA

April 1, 2017 - December 14, 2018

Black Hooded

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ELLIOETTE (AKA: "L")

October 1, 2017 - April 12, 2019

Black Satin Hooded

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In October 2017, we had our first litter.

Taneisha was our founding doe, and Dio our founding buck.  Of their 13 offspring, we kept four.
L and Suzy were never bred, although two of their sisters went to RavynMoon Rattery where they helped continue the lineage.
Jo was paired with both Paris and Jolyne but never had success.

Gio sired Jolyne's July 2019 litter.

JOSEPH JOESTAR (AKA: "JO")
October 1, 2017 - April 13, 2019
Black Satin Hooded

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SUZY

October 1, 2017 - January 3, 2019

Black Satin Hooded

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GIORNO (AKA: "GIO")

October 1, 2017 - February 29, 2020
Satin Albino

Lucy was such a special little soul, she was referred to as "dog-like" more than once. She loved sitting on your shoulder or lap, giving kisses, and stealing snacks.

Lucy was the first rat brought into our rattery with the express purpose of adding her to our breeding program.

Unfortunately, her first and only litter were all stillborn, but Lucy lived out her life with us here at LFNP as Bree's beloved heart rat. 

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LUCY
October 17, 2017 - December 19. 2019
Russian Blue Variegated Dumbo Rex

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JOLYNE

October 12, 2018 - February 10, 2020

Chocolate Satin Rex Hooded

Jolyne, Dingus, and Illumi were the next rats brought in with the intent of helping along our breeding projects. 
Jolyne came from RavynMoon Rattery, out of a breeding from one of our girls they had taken from our October 2017 litter, so in a sense, we just brought her back home!

 
Jolyne and Illumi were instrumental in bettering and furthering our goals.
Poor Dingus, much like Lucy, was met with complete litter failure, but she also lived out her life happily as our personal pet.

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DINGUS

September 2018 - May 25, 2020

Agouti Velveteen Berkshire

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ILLUMI

October 19, 2018 - May 21, 2020

Black Satin Self

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BUELL

October 21, 2018 - October 10, 2020

Aussie Cinnamon Hooded

Doofus came to us rather unexpectedly. We went to Indianapolis to pick pick up Dingus and Illumi, and ended up taking Doof home as well. 
Buell also joined us in the fall of 2018, a special boy from our friends at Underworld Rodentry
Sadly, neither boy was able to be used in our breeding program, but these two BFFs enjoyed long lives as our beloved pets.

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DOOFUS

August 24, 2018 - September 18, 2020

Burmese Hooded

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Pretty Delilah came to us from Terra-Fauna Exotics as an emergency foster mom for Dingus' litter in early 2019.
Unfortunately, despite Delilah's attempts, all the babies from Dingus' litter passed, but Delilah had found her way into our hearts and our mischief, and she became a permanent resident. 
Delilah was our go-to "nanny," she was so patient with the babies, and seemed to genuinely enjoy their company.  Raising litters hasn't been the same without her!

DELILAH

September 1, 2018 - July 30, 2020

Black Blazed Berkshire

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GON

April 1, 2019 - November 30, 2020

Black Satin Rex Berkshire

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LEORIO
April 1, 2019 - May 19, 2021
Black Satin Rex Berkshire

Gon, Killua, Leorio, and Holly were our holdbacks from our April 2019 litter.
Holly was the dam of our November 2019 litter.

All four of these big gorgeous rats had personalities to die for. They certainly helped us continue the legacy of Illumi.

Through this litter and their offspring, we also discovered the presence of a mysterious coat type in our line. As is obvious in Holly's photo especially, the rats from this line, although previously thought of and documented as "Satin Rex," displayed an odd molting pattern later in life similar to Lykoi cats. 
Sadly, due to prevalent cancer in the line, we never did discover the truth of their coats. Due to this uncertainty, all rats from Illumi's line are documented simply as "Satin Rex."

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KILLUA

April 1, 2019 - March 25, 2021

Black Satin Berkshire

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HOLLY
April 1, 2019 - May 8, 2021
Black Satin Rex Berkshire

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JOHNNY JOESTAR
March 12, 2019 - December 18, 2020
Black Marten Dumbo Berkshire

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RUBY

January 1, 2019 - March 6, 2021

Black Marten Berkshire

Johnny and Ruby came to our rattery on the same day in the spring of 2019, as we had intentions of starting a Marten line. Sadly, Johnny displayed some minor neurological issues, and so he was never bred, and Ruby aged out before we found another suitable male for her. Both rats lived long and wonderful lives here with us at LFNP, and we miss them dearly. 

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PIPPIN

July 12, 2019 - March 21, 2021

Black Satin Hooded

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MOE MOE
July 12, 2019 - June 17, 2021
Champagne Satin Hooded

Pippin, Dipper, Jotaro, and Moe Moe were our only four babies from the July 2019 litter, and of course we kept them all.
Jotaro was the father of the June 2020 litter, and while none of his siblings were ever bred, they were very much loved during their time with us as pets.

Dipper and Jo both passed away peacefully at home in their beds, while both girls were helped across the bridge after complications from mammary tumors.  

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DIPPER

July 12, 2019 - March 17, 2021

Black Satin Hooded

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JOTARO
July 12, 2019 - July 14, 2021
Chocolate Satin Hooded

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POLNAREFF

November 9, 2019 - October 9, 2020

Russian Blue Satin Rex Self

Pearl and Polnareff were our picks of the November 2019 litter.
Both of these blue sweehearts loved human interaction in any form they could get it. 
Polnareff went on to be the father of our March 2020 litter, and 
Pearl was the mother of our June 2020 litter.
While they both left us too early, their legacies live on in their offspring, and we count ourselves blessed to have known and loved them both. 

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PEARL
November 9, 2019 - March 6, 2021
Russian Blue Satin Rex Berkshire

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SCHMEE (AKA "IVY")

May 7, 2019 - August 9, 2020

Agouti-Point Siamese Dumbo Rex

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JOSUKE
March 11, 2020 - December 21, 2020
Russian Blue Agouti Satin Rex Berkshire

Schmee was the first Siamese here at LFNP, and one of our most beloved girls. She came to us from RavynMoon Rattery, and was the mother of our March 2020 litter.
Sadly, Schmee passed from complications of a brain tumor.
Speck, one of our holdbacks from Schmee's litter, and Bree's favorite, sadly suffered from neurological issues and was assisted across the bridge at a young age to avoid suffering. 
Josuke sadly displayed incredibly aggressive tendencies, and was lead across the bridge to avoid his own mental suffering as well as the harm of ourselves and our other rats.
We had big breeding plans for Squee, but sadly due to the neurological issues in her siblings, Squee was able to "retire" nice and young, living the rest of her life as one of our most memorable ladies. 

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SPECK

March 11, 2020 - September 8, 2020

Russian Blue Agouti Satin Rex Berkshire

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SQUEE
March 11, 2020 - October 11, 2021
Gingerbread Satin Rex Berkshire

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NAMI
May 21, 2020 - February 23, 2022
Black Capped

Nami, along with her sister Robin, were the first two outside rats brought into our rattery since early 2019; they arrived with us in June 2020 from our friends at Terra-Fauna Exotics.

Nami was a spunky, petite little thing, but a darling when handled. Her loss is felt often.

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OPAL
June 7, 2020 - July 31, 2021
Russian Platinum Satin Rex Hooded

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STAR PLATINUM
June 7, 2020 - April 21, 2022
Russian Platinum Satin Rex Berkshire

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ROSE
June 7, 2020 - February 23, 2022
RED Chocolate Satin Rex Hooded

Rose, Opal, and Star Platinum were our holdbacks from the June 2020 litter.

Opal was such a calm and polite soul, she was perfect with the babies and loved meeting new people!

Rose was Bree's "Heart Rat 2.0," her personality so much like Lucy's that it was unreal. 
Both of these beloved girls are missed so much.

Star was the father of our November 2020 litter, and the personality mirror of his dad Jotaro, hence his name. 
Star passed of age-related complications just barely shy of his 2nd birthday. 

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BOBBIE
June 7, 2020 - August 24, 2022
Russian Platinum Satin Rex Berkshire

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PURL
November 26, 2020 - September 27, 2022

Russian Blue Satin Rex Berkshire

Bobbie and Purl were two of our holdbacks from Robin and Star's November 2020 litter. 

Purl, named lovingly after her grandma 
Pearl - because she is the spitting image of Pearl in every way - was a litter favorite from a very young age. Before our decision to halt breeding, Purl was our main contender for continuing our line. She was perfectly "squishy," and loved a good scratch on the head.

Bobbie got her name because she somehow degloved the bottom fourth of her tail as a baby, leaving her "bob-tailed" after it healed. 
She kept up this chaotic energy throughout her life, always the "class clown" of the mischief. 

We lost Bobbie to pneumonia, after over a week of aggressive treatment with little improvement, our wonderful vet helped her cross the bridge peacefully. 
Purl passed suddenly in her sleep one evening at home, snuggled with her brother.
We miss both of these little princesses and their larger-than-life personalities every day.

 

OVER THE BRIDGE