As I had promised Naiara that I wouldn't leave her alone, on Monday July 12th, I stepped into the pet shop again, hoping and dreading to find a sweet little rat. I didn't expect to find one as cute as Talia, though... Lookit that face:
She was nicknamed the Exclamation Rat because of the punctuation mark on her back. ^_^ She was only 4 weeks old when I picked her up... I went to visit friends after leaving the pet shop and she ended up falling asleep in my arms, wrapped in the blanket I brought for her. I introduced her to Naiara the moment we got home, and even if the two had never met, they quickly started getting along.
Naiara is going a lot better now. She's back to her daring and curious demeanor and appears to enjoy being petted. She also seems to act as Talia's older sister, grooming her every day. On her side, Talia is cheery, active, and the best climber of her species I've ever seen. The more time I spend with them, the more I find them endearing... I took a nap for about an hour last week and both rats slept all along on my shoulder, while the Ninja was curled up next to me, purring. He has one prerogative when it comes to the rats: they mustn't get petted more than him. ^_^( Collapse )
Befriending a feline:
In other news...
- I don't know how many of you know Ann... She's not my oldest character, but she's one of my dearest and also a protagonist of my long-postponed novel. Since about 2002, she's been through all sorts of stories with Love and I and now... she'll enter a new life as a BJD. ^_^ I didn't think it'd be possible, but I found the perfect head for her: Souldoll Hewer. The moment that guy came out, I thought: "oh~ what a perfect lady!"... and then I noticed the 70cm muscular body. >_<
A few weeks ago, a nice seller on DoA accepted to separate her boy and send me just the Hewer head. It's so perfect! I modded it successfully to match a smaller neck and only need to paint her now.
Finding a perfect 58-62cm body for my bony androgynous girl wasn't easy... well, Ringdoll used to make a perfect one, but they stopped producing it about a month ago, just as I was considering it. I looked everywhere, picked some favorites, but nothing seemed to be good enough for Ann. I was half-resigned to wait until something new would come out, when I realized that Featherfall had an impressive sale for all in stock Ringdoll items. There were only 3 things left, but among them a doll with the body I wanted. I jumped and bought him right away!
Now he should hopefully arrive this Monday... and I can't wait to see! I still have no idea what will happen to the poor boy's head... he's cute, though, and I even considered him in the past, so I might adopt him... and start hunting for a new body. ^_^; We'll see...
One way or the other, we can only thank Ashanti for Ann's arrival! Speaking of which, there are pictures of her in her new home on DoA here
. Isn't she amazing?
- Computer! I shall haz one!! My very own laptop!!! Yes, it's worth all the exclamation marks. ^_^; Especially since it too might very well get here tomorrow... Oh~ dangerous and wonderful Futureshop sales... I've been more or less shopping for a computer of my own for a few years, but as it wasn't a necessity, I never indulged... until now. Wee~!
- Since I've been spending a bit too much, I thought it was time to kick my ass and make the DoA sales post I was supposed to create months ago. Oska was kind enough to model for me and did a great job trying to look all poised and delicate. I'll have to prepare a real photo shoot or something to make it up to her. ^_^;