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Post by jupiternames on Tue Mar 03, 2015 3:36 am

I've been telling myself since early February that I would bring home another Makie with tax return money. I've been happily filling out my forms that I will send to my tax lady (old school!) and thinking about that check coming in.

This is Terry--based on the rattie I lost last month. She passed away after a long battle with old age and arthritis. When she was young she wasn't sweet (hence the expression I've given her) but she was clean, cunning, and fierce and I loved her. She grew up into the toughest rat I've ever known, flew half way across the US when I moved to Chicago, and lived longer than any rat I've ever had.



Anyone else looking forward to tax time as much as I am?

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Post by JRyu on Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:54 pm

Whoa! She looks like one tough lady, definitely not someone you would want as an enemy! Wink

For some reason, I can totally see her as a hard boiled cop or a detective in some big city precinct somewhere. You know, the type that makes even the baddest bad guy break out in a cold sweat when she walks into the room. Very Happy

Sounds like Terry was a really special rat. What a nice tribute, and a wonderful way to sort of keep a part of her alive. Smile

It's never easy to lose someone you love, regardless of their species, or size, the hole they leave behind in your heart is still huge.

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Post by Artful Owl on Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:24 pm

Terry looks awesome. Hooray for ladies with full jaw lines. Sorry you lost your rat. It sounds like she was loved.

I will probably have to save any tax return for pesky adult responsibilities, barf. But I do have my eye on this girl when I order next.

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Post by jupiternames on Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:06 pm

Thanks for the support, guys! I have to admit that the short lifespan of a rat (2-3 years) is a major drawback, but I've loved all my rats. No regrets!

It's funny, JRyu, I think I've described Terry (rat) as hard-boiled before! That's the best part about Makies: you can get a face that really describes the personality you want to give your doll.

ArtfulOwl, adult responsibilities are the worst! That girl looks pretty cool, too. It will be great to see that face in 3D. As far as Terry, I wanted her to look different from my other Makies, more grown up. And the rat herself had a less thin face, for a rat at least. I think she's going to be beautiful Smile Serious, but beautiful.

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Post by JRyu on Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:05 pm

She is quite adult looking, most certainly a grown up!

She looks to me as if she could easily be a young woman in her late 20's, or even in her 30's.
So I'd say you were very successful in trying to make her appear older than your other Makies.

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Post by jupiternames on Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:15 am

Time to dust off this thread. I've almost finished with my tax return, which is SO MUCH SMALLER this year. Ugh. But Terry's still coming home. I've just been sort of waiting for a promotion of some sort. I think they may have one drop tomorrow and I've got my fingers crossed for a free pet with the purchase of a Makie.

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Post by jupiternames on Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:24 pm

She's ordered! And bringing a sweater for Steffie and Lizzie to share.

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Re: Tax time in the USA!

Post by Artful Owl on Tue Mar 31, 2015 10:53 pm

Yay! Can't wait to see her.

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Post by jupiternames on Wed Apr 01, 2015 3:42 am

Thanks! I can't wait to see her stern face. I'll be sure to get pictures of her up as soon as she gets here.

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Post by jupiternames on Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:48 pm

Group therapy time! Terry hasn't gone to print yet. I feel like waiting is like being sore from working hard: it hurts, but oddly feels good. I just can't wait to get that yellow package.

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Post by DollYay on Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:58 pm

Oh hurry up Terry! You flew across the country didn't ya? Buck up and get printed! 

Can't wait to see that awesome face of hers!

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Post by jupiternames on Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:19 am

Aww, thanks Dollyay. I haven't lost faith in the 2 week turn around time. I suppose this is a sign that Terry is going to be as stubborn in nylon as she was in the flesh, though.

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Post by Artful Owl on Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:13 am

Mine hasn't gone to print yet either. I`m not panicking in any way either, but my confidence in the two week turn around time isn`t as strong as yours after my last experience.
I hope they both take a fast track to us :-)

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Post by jupiternames on Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:30 am

Yeah, I'm not going to be surprised if it takes 15-17 days. It has happened before, but I won't be upset over 1-3 more days. I have had the occasional thought of Postman Will, though. Not serious thoughts, not really.

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Post by Purple_Monkfish on Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:46 am

Remember there's a 4 day weekend because of easter. I doubt they'll be doing much till tuesday so there may be a delay because of that.

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Post by DollYay on Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:19 pm

Holidays always mess this kind of stuff up. But Sci did arrive in Martin Luther King jr. Day so you really never know. 

Jupiternames, I too have a feeling Terry will be rather stubborn! The personalities though, if a Makie was without one it would just be boring. Smile

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Post by Purple_Monkfish on Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:19 pm

Is MLK day a public holiday then?
Yeah, the UK grinds to a complete hold over easter for four days, it's ridiculous.

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Post by jupiternames on Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:45 pm

Now it all makes sense. Thanks for saying this p_m. I guess I need to take easter more seriously. Also, MLK day is a postal and school holiday. But it's only one day!

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Post by jupiternames on Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:31 pm

Earlier this week, I told the Makies that Terry was on her way, as soon as she gets to the printer. Pepper has decided that she wants to scare Terry when she gets here, so she's been practicing "being scary"



Oh, Pepper. I don't have the heart to tell her that the only part Terry is going to be scared of is her fashion sense. D:

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Post by Purple_Monkfish on Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:56 pm

that chess top is adorable!

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Post by jupiternames on Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:29 pm

Thanks, p_m!

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Post by Purple_Monkfish on Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:42 am

Spoonflower fabric?

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Post by jupiternames on Sun Apr 05, 2015 9:56 am

No, it's from a quilting store in San Diego. Would you like this shirt in trade for the wedge heels?

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Post by DollYay on Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:47 pm

I guess DHL works MLK day 'cuase Sci got here on MLK day around noon! Anyway I love Pepper's leggings!

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Post by jupiternames on Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:41 pm

jupiternames wrote:No, it's from a quilting store in San Diego. Would you like this shirt in trade for the wedge heels?

Or as part of the trade? I sort of feel like the shoes are worth more than the shirt.

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