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Lothar 3 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos Lothar 3 - Fancy rat by DianePhotos
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Lothar being the cutest rattie on Earth (and also some high-key practise) :heart:
This is a very simple shot but I didn't feel like creating a complex scene.

DTC Carlos, renamed Lothar by my boyfriend, mismarked capped spotted black standard eared rex rattie, born January the 29th, 2009. He comes from a French rattery with great and responsible breeding ethics (raterie De la Tarte au Citron, aka DTC) : [link]

Lothar used to live with two very nice ratties but unfortunately these were older than him and passed away two months ago. Their owner loved them very much but since Lothar remained alone then and she wasn't allowed to get any other rattie (her boyfriend is severely allergic to them), she searched for a new home for him where he could get ratties friends to play with.
She was very sad to have to give him away but there was no choice left since Lothar was getting depressed... :(
She contacted me through a french rat forum asking if I could offer him a new home (she's a friend of one of my best friends) and I accepted so she brought him to me and we introduced him to my ratties. Everything went just perfect : no squeak at all, he seems to be pretty happy to have new friends :)

Lothar is a sweetheart, a very laid-back buck who loves licking people's hands, cuddling, exploring everything, sleeping in weird positions, chattering during photo sessions and asking for treats :heart:


Canon EOS 350D
Canon EF-S USM 60mm macro
Philips Living Colors lamps
I drew the hearts pattern in Photoshop, printed it and it as the mini "photo-studio" background.


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:iconkommodragon:
KommoDragon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
T_T It is the same color of my mouse that passed away...
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monkeysuesue Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017
guys, pls help! I need points AAAARRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!
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TinkerBellTheChihua Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful..
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CompletlyFretting Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
I think I'ma actually going to print out every single one of your photos and tape them to my wall so everyone can see just how absolutely adorable they are O________O
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LadyElisabet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Noehs, this breaks me! 8D <3
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:iconrotaken:
Rotaken Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
can't...
handle...
cuteness...
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:iconpandarat:
Pandarat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Awww!! I miss my masked rat, Pak!! I love masked rats!! My favorite color marking to have on a rat!!
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Countess-A-M Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student General Artist
I want to kidnap him too! He looks like a little puppy here >.<
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MuthaFuckinJaimie Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aw hes adorable!!!!!!!
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KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Thats looks wery adorable
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
He's such an adorable buck! I'm glad he got a nice new home now. What a gorgeous boy and the background is so well-chosen, makes his black cap stand out more.
He's got a very sweet face :aww:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thank you very much :aww:
He's a sweetheart, he was quite the lazy buck at first but now that his depression is over thanks to his new friends, he's quite hyper and always asks for cuddles, treats and "hand-chasing" :giggle:
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You should create a short video about them playing :D
I'd love to see them animated, not just static - although all your photos are made of pure eyecandy.

Think about it ;)
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I've posted a short video here : [link]
The quality is very bad as it was taken with my laptop's webcam though... I didn't have Lothar yet and Helyan was still alive :(
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, it's just too sad that they don't live very long :(
Thanks for showing me the video though! I'm watching it right now.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
They seem to be quite hyper in this video ^^;
I really wish ratties would live longer, they'd be the most amazing pets then. It's so heartbreaking to lose them so quickly... :(
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Duzloo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Hyper rats are so fun to play with :D
My latest :+fav:ed video on youtube was this: [link] which leads to my question: How many rats do you have right now?
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I've still got 10 as I got Lothar few days after Helyan passed away... I didn't want to adopt him since I was depressed Helyan died but I'm glad I finally did as he's a wonderful rattie :heart:
This video you linked is just too cute, these ratties remind me so much of my own ones, always trying to climb my legs ^^
I'll really have to make a video of Fenrir jumping to try to reach me when I get out of the ratties' room (there's a small fence which avoids them getting into the kitchen and bedroom and Fenrir always jumps in my hands when I come close to this fence), this is just too cute!
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neosuicune Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
This guy has the most awesome facial markings!
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thank you :aww:
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Luineannon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
So adorable. Love this shot!
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thanks :hug:
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Webdoll Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
oh he is a cutie :love: :love::love:
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
He really is ^^ Thank you!
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barbieq25 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
A lovely soft image & a very pretty markings on Lothar too.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Thanks a lot :hug:
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barbieq25 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome :hug: Your ratty images are such a treat for me, even though I have 2 girls of my own now.
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slug15 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
awwww ^^ i'm getting goosebumps from the cuteness!.. seriously!
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Aww thanks :hug:
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slug15 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
you're welcome :D
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Danlat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
oooh!!!adorableee!!! :love:
:+fav:
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thank you!
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Danlat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
my pleasure!!! =D
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:iconxnatsu-cupcake-chanx:
sooooooow cute you know!!
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Thanks :)
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De-ra Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I love the eyes, so sparkling and adorable~! <3
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thank you :)
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steppythegirl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
did only find the right word in norwegian: HerreGuuuuuud so sweeet!!!! :D
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thank you :aww:
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MoonDolly5 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
He is beautiful, and this simple shot of him is fantastic.
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks :)
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rileymai Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
seriously, he is probably the cutest rat in history <3
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Aww thanks, he's very cute indeed :)
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Nunatuthash Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
:)
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tuneout34 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I want a fancy rat soooooo bad after your shots ^^
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DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Aww thanks ^^
If you take a rat someday, please take at least two from the same sex though : rats are highly social animals who need a rattie friend to play with ;)

It's all explained in this cute video [link] and you can also read my F.A.Q. about rats linked at the top of the description for more informations about how to handle them, their needs, behavior, etc... :aww:
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MizuWolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
if you were to make a hardcover book with all your rat photography in it, I would buy it~
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:icondianephotos:
DianePhotos Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
That's a project I'm currently working on :)
Thank you!
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lvixen Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
I second and third this comment!!
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