I am sore, subject to a myriad little aches, but elated. It is hard for me to explain how important Rattus is to me, how much he gives me every time I bring him to life. I didn't want to go in the morning. I had a bad case of stage fright, but I couldn't contemplate backing out when so many of you had donated so generously. I promised photos to prove I kept my side of the bargain and went in full suit:
Everyone who donated: You made this happen. I did it for you, and I'm so glad I did!
And thank you to ristin who was by my side and made this possible. Although uncredited, many (maybe all) of those photos were taken by Ristin using Kidsune's and Boxer's cameras.