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The Cheeze Nips
Born November 18,2004




Mom: SPAZ Brie Anne "Brie"
Platinum Merle Bareback Dumbo Doe (dark eyes)
Brie
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Father: Shirelings "Took"
Black Blazed Berkshire Dumbo Buck
Took
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On the weekend of October 15,2004 I attended the Saskatoon Pet Expo with a couple of friends and stayed overnight at the home of TD Yandt, owner of Shirelings Rattery. It had been prearranged between TD and I that I would be bringing Romy with me for breeding purposes,and in return Brie, Romy's sister, would be bred by a Shirelings Buck. I also took along Romy's dad, Doodle Bug, and he too stayed to breed. It was arranged that a Sask_Exotics e-mail friend would be returning my rats to me a couple of weeks later. Needless to say, until my rats were returned to me safe and sound, I was a very nervous rat-mom.

"Took" was chosen to be Brie's partner, and, as quoted by Took's owner TD, "If you are looking for great markings, don't look any further. Took is a stunning dumbo berkshire. As a baby he was jet black (aside from his white underbelly), but has ended up with a lighter grizzled undercoat as an adult. With his personality and type he's going to father some really special babies", and I would have to agree.

Feta
Shown here at 12 months old.

Feta
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Feta
aka: Feta Betta (be good), Alla Feta......
Born: November 18,2004

Feta Cheese

Pearl Merle, Possom Faced, Dalmation, Velveteen, Dumbo, Doe
I really didn't want to name her Feta because it's such a common name for a pet, but she kept telling me that her name was Feta.

Personality: I think it's a combination of the Dumbo's flat, triangular head, her facial markings, and those side-set ears that gives Feta's face a cute, sweet, expression. Along with those big doe eyes, and that curly, plush coat, Feta's just a big, gentle, huggable, squish. She reminds me of being forever, a child.
RIP Feta April 18,2006
Lengthy illness after a stroke

Kasseri
Shown here at 17 months old

Kasseri
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Kasseri "Kass"
aka: Kissy, Kass
Born: November 18,2004

Kasseri Cheese

Black, Veriberk, Standard-coated, Dumbo, Doe

Personality: Big, boofy, girl with a comic nature, albeit, somewhat shy.
RIP Kasseri June 02,2007
Chronic Myco, late on-set Mammary Tumor

Tillamook
Shown here at 12 months old

Tillamook
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Tillamook "Tilly"
aka: Ya Mook, Mooky
Born: November 18,2004

Tillamook Cheese

Slate Blue, Veriberk, Standard-coated, Dumbo, Doe

Personality: Big, boofy, girl, who would rather spend time on me, on my shoulder, on my head, rather then free-ranging in the room.
RIP Mooky July 20,2006
Chronic Myco

Wheynonna
Shown here at 17 months old

Wheynonna
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Wheynonna "Noni"
aka: Whey ta go Noni, Noni, Weany
Born: November 18,2004

Wheynonna's name comes from a play on words using the cheese-making process "Curds and Whey"

Black, Blazed, Verigated, Velveteen, Dumbo, Doe

Personality: Big, boofy, girl, who would rather ignore me to do her own during free-range time
RIP Wheynonna November 04,2006
Chronic Myco

Asiago
Shown here at 17 months old

Asiago
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Asiago
aka: Ah sooo
Born: November 18,2004

Asiago Cheese

Pearl Merle, Possom Faced, Bareback, Dumbo, Buck

Personality: Almost the twin of Feta. Gentle, sweet, boy who takes everything in stride as it comes.
RIP Asiago August 11,2006
Chronic Myco

Chabichou
Shown here at 12 months old

Chabichou
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Chabichou "Chewy"
aka: Chew Chew, Whoo-Whoo-Choo-Choo-Chaboogie
Born: November 18,2004

Chabichou Cheese

Black, Collared, Lightening-bolt, Blazed, Velveteen, Dumbo, Buck

Personality: Gentle, sweet, boy who takes everything in stride as it comes
RIP Chewy November 01,2006
Chronic Myco

Curdis
Shown here at 12 months old

Curdis
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Curdis
aka: Curds
Born: November 18,2004

Curdis's name comes from a play on words using the cheese-making process "Curds and Whey"

Black, Lightening-bolt, Verigated, Velveteen, Dumbo, Buck

Personality: Gentle, sweet, boy who takes everything in stride as it comes. Rather more aloof then his brothers.
RIP Curdis July 21,2006
Chronic Myco

Leyden
Shown here at 12 months old

Leyden
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Leyden
aka: Ley, Denny
Born: November 18,2004

Leyden Cheese

Slate Blue, Collared, With a Head-spot, Standard-coated, Dumbo, Buck

Personality: Gentle, sweet, boy who takes everything in stride as it comes. Leyden stands out from his brothers as being more curious and outgoing. Leyden's personality has made him my spokesrat for good ratty PR.
RIP Leyden December 13,2006
Chronic Myco

Pepato
Shown here at 17 months old

Pepato
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Pepato
aka: Peppy
Born: November 18,2004

Pepato Cheese

Black, Berkshire, Velveteen, Dumbo, Buck

Personality: As a toddler Pepato was a real imp. His favorite game was to grab his siblings by the ear and drag them back from going back and forth between floors or in and out of the cage. He always had this "me first" attitude. As an adult, Pepato has grown into a gentleman with perfect manners.
RIP Pepato January 19,2007
Chronic Heart Failure

Pepper Jack
Shown here at 12 months old

Pepper jack
Shown here at 4 weeks old

SPAZ Pepper Jack "Jack"
aka: Pep, Jackson, PJ
Born: November 18,2004

Pepper Jack Cheese

Black, Collared, With a Head-spot, Velveteen, Dumbo, Buck

Personality: Exactly the same as his brother Chewy. What Chewy does, where Chewy goes, Pepper is right behind him as his shadow.
RIP Pepper February 13,2006
Chronic Myco. Pepper Jack had one gasping attack. It was his one and only. He never recovered


RIP ratties can be seen here


Their bodies held in storage in the freezer, awaiting this day,
the Cheeze Nips were cremated, their ashes mingled,
and returned to me, January 22,2009






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