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Guess what I've got? *jumps up and down with excitement* Rats!! I've got two little rats and they're so cute!

I was looking at cages and I just decided to go with rats instead of mice. I've wanted rats for years. And yesterday, after much walking and bus rides and 6 different shops I got two little dumbo rats! The pet shop lady was great, I was half tempted to ask her if she was a rocking dyke but didn't. She kissed the rats goodbye when she put them in the box for me.

They're both brown but one has white on her head. It took me a while to name them cos they wouldn't tell me what they were called!

The one with white on her head is Minnie, because she's a minx and tried to run away from me. She hid under my desk and I had to crawl under and get her out. She's shyer than her sister and was cowering at the bottom of the travel box when I got them back to the house.

The all brown one is Evie, because she's sweet and curious. She stuck her head out as soon as I opened the travel box, not afraid at all, and she's the one who's more likely to say hello to me when I appear. Evie will eat food I give her by hand while Minnie just sniffs it and shrinks back.

They hid for most of yesterday evening but I could hear them last night, they sounded very active. I said hello to them this morning before leaving. It was hard, leaving them for the first time. I've decided I'm going to go back after lunch cos I miss them so much.

The thing about rats is that everything they do is OMGTHESWEETESTTHINGEVER! Eating, washing, drinking, exploring, sleeping. It's just so cute! I love the way they wash their faces with their little paws, and the way they hold on to the water bottle spout when they drink, and the way they snuggle together to sleep.

I'm so excited! I'm telling everyone. So far the people who know are the Big Issue seller near Siesta (and we had a nice little conversation about rats), Mum (and I think she told Robert) and Sam in Latin. That's more people than I usually talk to at all!

I love my rats!


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Feb. 4th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
OMG! I'm so excited for you!

Awww you gots coloured ones! My girls are all white. Minnie and Evie are great names. I love how we both have a shy ones and outgoing ones. Avalon is like Evie, Av will peek her little head out of her hidey house to say hi to me and stuff. So cute!

I know! Everything is just so damn adorable! I love how they curl up together and awww.

I love your rats and my rats and we have rats together! YAY!
Feb. 4th, 2005 03:42 am (UTC)
(Before I make this comment, you should know I have a nerdish kinda obsessive compulsive thing with letters. Anyway...)

I find it quite cool that Avalon and Evie are similiar considering they both have V's in their names. Actually they both have vowel then V. And Morgan and Minnie both begin with M! Oooh.

(See, that really had no point but it was something I got excited about when I noticed Avalon and Evie.)

Yay for our rats! I love our rats!

Feb. 4th, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
(Enjoys a rather nerdish kinda obessive compulisve thing with letters.)

Oh! You're right, that's gooo cool! It's actually a vowel fire letter, v, another vowel! Wicked. And the M and M! YAY! We're so cool.

I love us and out rats!
Feb. 4th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
Ooh, yes. And we are very cool.

I'm going to go to lunch soon so I can get back to my rats as quickly as possible.
Feb. 4th, 2005 03:53 am (UTC)
Awww, you love them already. I loved them before I even got them home.

OH! I just rememebered that we both had rockin' dyke lady give us our rats. Kelly, my rockin' dyke rat lady, kissed my girls goodbye too!
Feb. 4th, 2005 03:58 am (UTC)
Me too. I kept talking to them and telling them what was going on as I carried them back.

Aww, so cute. It's good to know that they were well cared for before we got them.

I'm going to lunch now, bye. I love you (and your rats.)
Feb. 4th, 2005 04:01 am (UTC)
Aww. I so did that too. At every stop I peeked in to check on them.

Yeah, they were handled and loved and now they're more handeled and loved. Yay.

Aww okay! Have fun at lunch with your ratties! I love you too, and you're ratties!
Feb. 4th, 2005 08:47 am (UTC)

Excellent and well named. I shall have to meet them, then you shall meet my gerbils, and we can tell each other happy tales of rodent-ownership.

Rats are indeed very very cool. I'd have got some myself if I could afford.
Feb. 5th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I look forward to meeting your gerbils. Is Lemmiwinks quite as frightening as he appears in your picture?

We really do have to work out a time to meet up.

Feb. 4th, 2005 12:06 pm (UTC)

I love rats, I think they are so cute! :)
Feb. 5th, 2005 04:11 am (UTC)
They are. They are soooo cute! :) :)
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