Monday, March 30, 2009

A Teeny Mouse or a Teeny Rat?

Can you tell the difference between a mouse and a rat? Ok, so you hear the word RAT and you think "Eeeew...gross!" Yep, got that a lot... but the rats that we have in our home are not those yucky ones that go through your garbage and eat through boxes and plastic containers...our 2 rats live in a cage and are cute and gentle...we got them from a pet store. I chose the gray one...like in the card that I made here. Her name is Annie. She's really sweet...she can sit on my shoulder for hours at a time if I let her. The other one that we got is cute too, her name is Cassie. She has kind of a cow pattern. Cassie was added to keep Annie company because my other half read somewhere that rats are social animals. Well, when we put Cassie into the cage with Annie...I was worried that they would beat each other up...they roll around every now that then and you hear a little squeek too, but they sleep next to each other and follow each other around, so I guess they are playing when they roll around. These rats are very gentle. We just got them these clear plastic balls to exercise them. It's really cute, you just drop each one in, close the lid, and then let them wander around the house. They just roll and roll and roll. They are the latest addition to our family! I'll get a picture of them posted later! Hope you all had a great Monday! I took most of the day off today, but it's back to work tomorrow.

7 comments:

Jen said...

Hey Nicky, cute card. Funny, this past weekend, we went to Mililani Petstore and saw that mice n' rats were for sale there. Eeek!! The ones I have go through my garbage n' snacks... ack!!! Will yours grow big? Thanks for sharing your story.... and your cute card. =0)

Hugs,
Jen

Linda said...

Hi Nicky ~ your card is so cute! To me it looks like a mouse because of the ears ... but that's just me. :-) Thanks for sharing your card and your story and have a great week!

Joy said...

too funny...glad you are enjoying your pets =) my friend has a few rats too and she brings them to the soccer field and they sit on her shoulder...they seem harmless. we only have field mice in our walls...they are too cute! but I don't think I want them as my pet =) TFS! love the card too!

Dawne said...

Remember when I first went to your house and you said something about your rats and I was ready to run out? LOL! I still feel funny talking about your pets by calling them 'rats'.

mudmaven said...

They sound like great pets! I'd love to see some pix! ~chris

Enjoli said...

Hi Nicky! They sound so cute! =) Can't wait to see what they look like. Thank you so much for all of the goodies you sent me, especially the extra green ones. You are so sweet. Hope you have a great day!

Hugs,
Enjoli

Kyoko said...

Hi Nicky! Funny story about your rats ... I heard they make great pets. Love your card and have a HAPPY EASTER!