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Ratties' Valentine's Day by DianePhotos Ratties' Valentine's Day by DianePhotos
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Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!!! :hug:
I wish you all a wonderful day full of love and happiness :)

Sorry I've not been active lately, I'm very busy at the moment, I've not been able to reply to all your notes yet (I know many of you asked about rats, I'll try to reply asap, I promise !)

Anyway, here's the "Valentine's day dose of cuteness". And nope, the tails are not photoshopped (except for a very small spot I removed on Lorich's tail since he had some pomegranate juice on it >_<), I spent a loooong time petting them enough so they'd get very comfy and sleepy so I could both arrange their tails into a heart shape AND have the time to take some shots. I don't think I could redo this shot, they couldn't stop moving ^^;

Both the ratties here are males, I'm not a breeder, I've only got bucks so... these two are just friends :P

Lorich, siamese seal point hooded mismarked velveteen rat, born june the 1st, 2010 (his eyes are really that dark).

Arkanys, black irish dumbo rex rat, born April the 16th 2010.

Both are the sweetest ratties ever, always asking for cuddles, licking my hands, they are also very playful and loooove to sleep on my knees :heart:

Canon EOS 60D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro
Homemade little heart-shaped box
Dark red cloth
Pomegranate seeds


Yes, most of the rats shown in my gallery are mine but some of them were rescue ratties I fostered last year until I could find them good homes.
I've currently got 10 bucks living together, they all are very happy and healthy and nope, they don't fight (except for play-fights).


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amandart1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, they're soo cute :meow:
Jian89 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
a gorgeous shot and a lucky shot as well, having them nice cuddled up and those tails :XD: many photographers would kill for such a picture :p
Xemnas-sama Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The tails!!! X3
KarenAld Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hee hee, how fun! 
Schayla00 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ooomg i'm dying of cuteness *Q*
Crack3dMySanity Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello i am a member of SPCA NORWAY, and i love your picture. I was wondering if we could please use it in our members newsletter?:) We will ofcourse give you credit for the picture :p Hope to hear frome you:D Merry xmas:squee:
Toskania783 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good morning,
I really like you pictures. I wanted to ask if I could use them for presentations profiled in various games (mostly Howrse) online. Every time I sign the consent otrzeyaniu who took the photo.
Citeron Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Love the tails!
Feature-Frenzybot Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
This has been featured on my account *ManiacalFreak here: [link] and in my group, #Feature-Frenzy
rockfaerie666 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Photographer
How did you get them to pose like that?!

Very cute work, well done.
Ikeribla Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Awwww,this is cute :3
mangasockattack Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwww so cute X3
IZluver87 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
How cute! :D
mlpfashion Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
hasta sus colas forman un corazon ... ^-^

until their tails form a heart ... ^-^
royishot Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
TeCrazyRatLady Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww can I share this??? This is tooooo cute ^w^
YoMommaNoFoRealz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
HOW. How did you capture this so well???? Look at the heart-shaped tails in the background. Wow.
scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
This is so cute! Anyone else notice their tails make a heart in the background?
baronessan96 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Naww, that's adorable<3 I had rats for five yrs.. mis e so much.. Yours are realy cute!
Immortal-Horse Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I adore all your ratties aha :) Especially this one I love how their tails make a little heart :aww:
FaithfullyNeutral Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your rats are so cute! I love all of your photos on them. :heart:
HER13 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they're very handsome boys :3 i heard male rats are more calm than females, true? i have nine females, hyper as can be. and a friend of mine has two boys living at my house for the time being (in a seperate room. heard rats can mate through bars!) and they're young and hyper, will they calm down with age?
also since valentine's is coming up soon, would you mind if i drew this for the occasion? it'll be for my hubby (who also adores rats :3 )
WickedStudioz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! I'd like to ask "Permission Of Use" for the International Valentine's Day issue. All proper credit would be given, of course. So my 2 questions are; May I use this, and 2) What country are you in? ~Drew Henry, Founder [link] . P.S.: Could you possibly email me a version without the watermark? If-so, my email is: . Cheers!!
Zebraa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't see it at first, but their tails makes a heart ... :love:
VampireKitti Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so jealous of your rats and your photoshopping skills. Arkanys has gotten so big! Tomorrow I am getting two dumbo boys, nine weeks. I can't wait. I'm starting to make rat safe toys for them tonight. If you have any advice for me I would very much appreciate it ^.^
Question26 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Feature: [link]
dark-a-crystal Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
tail=heart :3
SugoiOtakuRaichu Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooo cute. I would never be able to get my ratties to stay still for a picture like that, but they're young females, so I don't expect them to stay still for very long at all XD
SachikoMarina Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Student General Artist
SOOO CUTEEEE XDDDD you've got patience! xD *applause~*
msnitta Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish we could favorite entire galleries! These photos are so sweet and lovely.
Yasumithefoxcat Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
cupcake-princess00 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Their tails
make a heart.
wolfje92 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist
i love love love it ^^
FantasyYume Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Rooo, vraiment sublime celle-ci ! :heart:
Heeawen Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Tes photos sont vraiment sublimes, non seulement par la qualité mais aussi par l'émotion qu'elles dégagent, celle-ci plus particulièrement, ou les deux ratous paraissent vraiment amoureux. :) Le détail de leur queue en coeur est génial aussi, tu as un véritable talent ! :D
Imamaniac Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
The tails are precious, and so is the brotherly love radiating off this picture. You never fail to amaze me with your photos!
canerator Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
DestiniesMarksman Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
Amazing picture! And gorgeous little guys you've got there too!

I got 2 little guys almost 2 years ago now, and I'm amazed by how low-maintainence they are, and how great pets - and friends, they become. When I first brought them home in the box my mom was like "no, I don't like them, they smell!" but they grew on her, to the point where when Mozart got cancer, she got everyone to chip in for the vets bill.

It's great that you foster them, too! :love: I've found that it's hard to find rats decent homes, as "free to a good home" may as well say "free snake food"...
BangaLiquid Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I wish my rats loved each other like that! ^^ At the moment I have three rats sitting in three different cages because they kind of hate each other XD Everyone wants to be the boss, you know! ;P Cute photo! :la:
NoisyTart Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   Photographer
OoOoOoOoOober cute shot and impressive rattie control :love:
Goldchild Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I wouldn't have enough patience to take a great photo like this.:D
Aithran Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Its adorable how the're also black and white XD
Mustve taken a lotta work to get their tails just right so good job!!!
LycanthropeLiz Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
KhakiPants3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow , i love the little heart that their tales make .
Xenodia Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
All the time spent was well worth this wonderful photo and the fact I'm sure they loved all the attention :giggle: :heart:
Weeuw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw <3 how cute! :D
hotwiar Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
OMG- I love how their tails make a little heart!!
Pamba Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, you have been featured here: [link]
Have a great weekend! :hug:
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Canon EOS 60D
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Date Taken
Feb 2, 2011, 9:31:11 PM
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