Thursday, December 15, 2011

So, today, we went to New York City to see Christmas decorations. The windows were lovely, and of course, I loved the rodent themed ones.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Oh my goodness. My last post's pictures are humongous. Now, I need to figure out how to fix that. So, today we took Mabel and Doctor to the Transfer Station to drop off our trash. One of these days, I'm going to need to get a good set of pictures documenting how well the rats travel in the car. Anyways, we brought Doctor because he's a veteran car traveller. He has his favorite spots including riding on the seat's headrest and riding in the rat holder. The rat holder is an amazingly versatile part of the car, not only can it hold a rat securely.
But, the rat holder can hold 2 cups snugly, and in a pinch, it stands in for a litter box. Please note the napkin in the rat holder not only does it cushion the rat's paws but it facilitates clean up. So, while at the transfer station aka dump, we found a neat little basket in the freebies. And, here's Doctor modeling the basket. His personality really does not come through in pictures. He's an absolute ham.
I didn't get a picture of it, but we put both Mabel and Doctor in the basket on the way back to the car, and of course, Mabel immediately started peeing which is convincing me that the girl rats really are both pee and poop trained. They do not pee or poop on their humans. In future posts during this Christmas season, I hope to share some of our efforts to decorate the rat's cage for Christmas. I've been making them origami boxes for presents and plan to tuck wooden blocks and Yogies into them.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I keeping taking breaks from blogging, and my excuse is that Blogger keeps eating my posts which is extremely irritating. I am seriously considering composing outside Blogger and pasting into Blogger. It's just so frustrating to lose all that I have typed because apparently Blogger got the desire to munch on what I typed. Anyways, we adopted three wonderful sweet rats from Mainely Rat Rescue. Doctor #2 is a black self with standard ears. He is one of the babies from the Elliott, Maine hoarding rescue.
Getting a good picture of Doctor is quite difficult. And, now for the the two girls... Jumpy is a black hooded who is over a year old and is a rehomed rat. Mabel is an Agouti Rex, possibly double rex. She is also a baby from the Elliott, Maine hoard.