CWR Battleship

February 12 2005 - March 10th 2008

Born at Curly Whiskers Rattery, in Boise Idaho, Battleship was a Russian blue self dumbo, who originally lived with Tiva at Sweet Muffin's Rattery.  The name "Battleship" related to his color, not to any fighting nature.  In fact, when he was 4 months old, he lost an eye as a result of being picked on by one of Tiva's older rats.  Battleship also had a rather harrowing adventure when he went to CWRD Rattery to sire a litter and got caught in an SDA virus outbreak.  He survived the virus with no ill effects, but was forced to remain in quarantine for months afterward.  Battleship began to lose the use of his back legs at around 2 years of age and toward the end he became completely paralyzed, yet it didn't slow him down a bit.  He could still beat all his other cagemates to the food dish!  At the age of 2 years 8 months, Battleship survived the removal of a large tumor and a small cyst.  I have actually never seen a ratty with such a strong will to survive!

Battleship at 3 months old - Photo courtesy MUFF

I first met Battleship when I did a joint litter with Tiva between Battleship and BRWF Lynn and I totally fell in love with him.  I told Tiva at the time, that if for any reason she could no longer keep Battleship, I would be very happy to have him.  Little did I know that less than a year later, Tiva would be re-homing most of her rats in preparation to attend vet school in New Zealand.  Battleship and his best buddy MUFF Ramirez aka Rami, followed me home from Ratapalooza in November 2006.  I am still not quite sure how and why I was entrusted with such an amazing pair of rats but I think it had something to do with having just lost the love of my life, Rami's brother, and Battleship's nephew, MUFF Uno.  While no ratty will ever replace my Uno, Battle and Rami did an amazing job of comforting me and keeping me covered in ratty kisses.  Battle was very sad when Rami passed away at age 30 months, leaving him with just one surviving cagemate, MLR Nina.  Finally, Nina also passed away at almost 34 months old, and Battle followed 6 days later.  He was just 2 days short of 37 months.

Battleship at 32 months old. 

Still wicked cute after all those "rat years"!

Battleship's Special 3rd Birthday Party Page

More photos of Battle with MLR Nina

Battleship's Pedigree

Parents Grandparents Great Grandparents Great Great Grandparents
SPR Jonesy
Platinum (Mink based) Possum Collored Dumbo Velveteen
SPR Sorin
Russian Silver Irish Dumbo
SPR Samwise
Mink American Irish Dumbo
SPR Perfect Dark
Russian Blue Irish Dumbo
RFR Soybean
Black Dumbo
AvR Sally
Russian Blue Dumbo
Connor of AvR
Russian Blue Dumbo
AvR Sophitia
Black Berkshire Dumbo
NXPR Sloane
Blue Variberk Dumbo Rex
SGR Good N'Floppy
Blue Berkshire Dumbo Rex
AR Gavin of SOL
Platinum Dumbo Rex
HSH Misty Morning of SGR
Platinum Dumbo Rex
SRR Lambchop
Charcoal Possum Dumbo Double Rex
SRR Riley
Blue Variberk Dumbo
SRR Irene
Agouti Dilute Rex
CWR Karma
Pearl Self Dumbo

Best of show Kitten @ Rat-A-Rama 2004 Won her Champion Title with RatspacNW

SaS Malenko
Mink Irish Dumbo Velveteen
LDR Rugby
MM Possum Dumbo
BR Scrumpy
Rex Dumbo Grey Marked
APR Fink Fink
Black Hooded Dumbo
Khat's Dvia
PEW Dumbo Velveteen
Khat's Curly 2
PEW Rex Dumbo
Khat's Sweet Pearl
PEW Rex Dumbo
Mink Self Dumbo

Best of show kitten Rat-a-Rama 3. Won her Champion Title

LC Fivel
Mink Self Dumbo
LC's Baby Beluga
Pearl Merle
SRR's Blue Jean
Blue Berkshire
WWR Sable
Mink Merle Berkshire D/c
EVR Apollo
Cinnamon Berkshire
Khats Potpurri of WWR
Berkshire Dumbo
Produced using Breeders Assistant for Rats software (tel: +44 1223 514074), Standard Edition licensed to Lizzy O Sulliavan.

Battleship's babies with BRWF Lynn

Battleship also sired a litter at CWRD Rattery, however, there are no photos available.

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