Thursday, September 16, 2010
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Thursday, September 9, 2010
I also sewed a pageant sash for Miss Zombie Walk. It was my first time sewing with slippery fabric. It was pink with black letters. Check out a picture of the pageant winner: Phal-angi, a zombie with a finger fetish. She was so clever!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
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Friday, July 2, 2010
There were three possible fates for rats like you. Some are fortunate and are born to be pets. Some are raised to feed other pets. But you, Stanley and Gunther, were born into life at a laboratory. Many times I wished I knew what happened to you during your year there, but all that I know is that you most likely were not held or touched very often.
After a year at the lab you went home with a nice man that liked you very much. Gunther, you especially had a fondness for this man. I don't know exactly why you ended up in a humane society two years later, at three years of age, but there you were. When I approached your cage you cowered under a cardboard box. You both shook with fright when I opened the cage door.
Two months later, I grieve you both. You learned to stop fearing the opening of your cage door and the entrance of my hands. You learned that crumpets covered in peanut butter are delicious. You both learned to enjoy the liberating feeling of sleeping out in the open, outside of your wooden hideouts, stretched out or curled up in your soft bedding. You lost a lot of weight, and could turn your exercise wheel three rotations. But at three years old you couldn't learn to behave the way pet rats do. You didn't have enough time to learn to stop biting hands. You didn't have enough time to learn what it takes to be adopted.
I grieve the loss of my two rat friends, Stanley and Gunther, but mostly I grieve the circumstances that necessitate the retelling of this story, over and over, countless times for countless rats.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
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One Man Wrecking Machine - Guster
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Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
I've had Stanley and Gunther for about three weeks now. I've been pretty quiet about them up until now because, well, I guess I just have been having a hard time getting a good read on them. This is complicated by the fact that they are outrageously under-socialized and the last pair of female rats that I fostered were very outgoing. These guys are happy to just lounge about in their cage all day. I'll open the door and they won't come out for exercise.
They are definitely coming along, though. They are much friendlier now than when I first got them. Stanley used to try to wedge himself under his exercise wheel when I would open the door to feed them He was terrified of my hands. They both still hate to be picked up, but they do run to the cage door to beg for treats now. They also perk up when they hear the front door opening because they know I'm coming home and will want to give them some attention.
As much relative progress as I've seen, I'm still concerned that they are too shy to attract an adopter. I really hope that someone who understands rats will come along. All they need is a little love and time.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Notorious BLT is in need of a home!
As many of you know, GLRS is also home to 4 potbelly pigs. We recently received a plea to take in another potbelly pig in need of a good home. Her family's circumstances no longer allow them to provide for her. Unfortunately, zoning ordinances limit GLRS to the 4 potbellies already at the sanctuary.
If you, or anyone you know, has the room and resources to provide this adorable oinker with a loving home, please contact Lisa Golub at 734.663.2285 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Name: Notorious BLT
Age: 1 year
Current weight: Approx. 60-65 pounds
Health: Spayed and up-to-date on shots
Personality: Litter-box trained. Very sweet and loving, used to living indoors, loves snuggling on the couch and sleeping on her leopard-print bed!