Now that my girls grew up they actually look a lot like this(: 

Not a rat, but still a cute little baby(:

Here are the little girls! Official names: Addi and Taco(: it looks lilt they’re either double rex or they’re going through a little hair loss which is apparently normal for hand fed babies. Not knowing anything about their genes is so rough! I’m always just guessing on stuff. Regardless, I love my little babies(: they give my life meaning.

It’s always the best when people come over and you introduce them to your rats and they fall in love(:

Megacolon..

Three of my babies passed away from what I can only assume is megacolon. I’m beyond heart broken. Addi and Taiter are the only ones left. Olly passed away in my hands last night and we found Benji and Korli this morning. I looked up their symptoms a while ago but refused to believe it. I thought they just had bloat so I diluted their formula and fed them pedialyte every few hours as well. No luck. My sweet little babies are gone. The only thing I can do now is take care of the two I have left. I’ve decided to keep the two girls and have them spayed when they’re old enough to make sure they never reproduce and pass on the megacolon gene. This is so hard:,( I can honestly say that even though I only had them for a week they were and are still my babies. I was so looking forward to seeing them grow up<|3 I don’t know what to do with myself…

darkestgreen:

thebestworstidea:

resilientkate:

softgore:

“This piece was primarily a trust exercise, in which she told viewers she would not move for six hours no matter what they did to her.  She placed 72 objects one could use in pleasing or destructive ways, ranging from flowers and a feather boa to a knife and a loaded pistol, on a table near her and invited the viewers to use them on her however they wanted. 

Initially, Abramović said, viewers were peaceful and timid, but it escalated to violence quickly.  “The experience I learned was that … if you leave decision to the public, you can be killed… I felt really violated: they cut my clothes, stuck rose thorns in my stomach, one person aimed the gun at my head, and another took it away. It created an aggressive atmosphere. After exactly 6 hours, as planned, I stood up and started walking toward the public. Everyone ran away, escaping an actual confrontation.”

This piece revealed something terrible about humanity, similar to what Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment or Stanley Milgram’s Obedience Experiment, both of which also proved how readily people will harm one another under unusual circumstances.”

This performance showed just how easy it is to dehumanize a person who doesn’t fight back, and is particularly powerful because it defies what we think we know about ourselves. I’m certain the no one reading this believes the people around him/her capable of doing such things to another human being, but this performance proves otherwise.”

this is why performance art is important

So every single person who told me ‘ignore them they’ll go away’ and ‘you can’t let them know they bothered you’ and ‘They’ll stop if they don’t see you react’ and all that bull shit, my entire school career, I want you to look good and hard at this.

I want you to think about what you said.

What you keep saying.

What you are telling your children.

You are making them powerless.

that last comment. actually crying.

(Source: andrewfishman, via lemonmoths)

My babies are now 17 days old. Why do I feel like they’re already so huge and grown up?! I’ve only had these little guys for ten days and I’m pretty sure if anyone even looked at them funny I would go mama bear on them. I literally think of excuses to buy them things. I can’t imagine what it will be like in a week or so when it’s time to start putting toys and hammocks in their cages. I’m so heart broken I can’t keep all of them:( and scared I’ll give them to someone who won’t take good enough care of them! Ugh. The struggle is real.

Ahhhhhh!

All but one of my babies opened their eyes last night! Addi’s eyes are still closed but I’m sure they’ll open soon! I could not be happier! I’m such a proud mama (,: this being my first litter I wasn’t sure if I could do it! I’m going to the store now to buy them baby cereal because its time to start with that. Ahhhhh! My day couldn’t get better(: