So when I woke up this morning I decided to let the ladies out as I was still a little sleep drunken. I am home from work for a few days as my back is not properly functioning and this has the ladies all confused because I am home ALL day but I don’t let them out of their cage ALL day (I just don’t have the energy to keep puling them out of places they shouldn’t be). I made myself some coffee and then figured I had all the time in the world to post a new blog. YAY. And then I sat down and realized, I can think of various topics to blog about, but I don’t have any cool pics to put on the blog. And let’s be honest. A blog just ain’t a blog without pics.
Luckily, my ladies seem to understand what I am thinking. I heard some crackling behind me and turned around to find Koko having the time of her life inside the bag that was used to ship my new powercord to me. It has that plastic with the little bubbles inside it. And me oh my was she enjoying this bag.
MY bag. Yes, all MINE. I’m sooooooo excited!
Obviously it wasn’t long before Ruma came sniffing about, finding out what interesting thins Koko was up to. And yes, she too crawled in the bag by the time Koko’s attention span had faded (usually a good 2 minutes).
Great ass shot!
Please excuse the mess. The bag was in my ‘this-is-where-I-put-all-stuff-that-has-no-place-yet-box’ and it’s time to empty that box, before Koko and Ruma do it for me.
As I was enjoying this view of Ruma’s ass, I remembered I had seen this before. In a different setting though. So I went through my pictures and this is what I found:
This smells SO yummy!
Mind you, the bag was empty and this was obviously well before my linky post. Ruma loves the smell of chocolate and licorice and will try to get her little paws on it whenever she can. Little deviant! 🙂
So yeah, the ladies once again reminded my of why they are such great pets. They will always create a great photo opportunity.( It’s just the lack of proper equipment that makes the pictures not so great :(. If you’d like to donate towards this good cause, just let me know! )
It is therefor that the title of this post should definitely be: The rat in the bag. Because I couldn’t be happier with my two ladies 🙂 (although chaoticscribbles, I might devote a whole post to their nasty behaviors as well!)
Did I buy a rat in a bag?
Why is it that when I search wordpress for pet-rat blogs it takes me ages to find just 4 or 5, and when I accidentally make a typo and spell ‘cats’ instead of ‘rats’ the number of blogs is overwhelming? It’s just injustice that there are so little blogs about these wonderful and funny critters. Youtube on the other hand, is overflowed by video’s of cage set-up’s how-to instructions or of silly rats sleeping in weird positions. I think video-people might be of a different kind than blog-people. Sad really, because in my opinion, it is SO much fun to read about pet rats. Maybe even more fun than to watch them.
I’ll admit, I have a bunch of video’s of my two ladies of mischief myself, but none worthy of posting on youtube, or my blog for that matter. I’d much rather write, write, write. Read an interesting post by Chaoticscribbles (http://hamsterdiaries.wordpress.com/) today about petblogs and how most of them die off due to the fact that they can be too much on one topic. I sincerely hope Chaotic, that my blog will prove you wrong. I intend to keep writing about my two awesome ladies for as long as they live. But I do have to admit that I might not get new ones right after that, so maybe then my blog will die off (I hope not). It’s not just a way for me to talk about all the adventures that take place (and have taken place) in my tiny studio apartment everyday, it’s also a way to keep me writing. Because, as much as I love my ladies, I love writing more. And it is what I need to do. Just 3 days into this blog I already feel happier writing again.
So even though I am going slightly off topic from my title, I would also like to thank Sanne (http://suchislifesanne.wordpress.com/) for inspiring me to start a blog about my rats. Who knows, maybe a new blog will floe from it.
Back to topic though, I wish more people posted about their pet rats. They are wonderful, smart, funny, strong willed animals that are highly trainable and very entertaining (day and night). I have convinced several of my friends so far that they are not nearly as scary as people think they are and some now even allow them to sit in their laps for a bit (Yeah, like my girls are going to sit still for even more than 2 seconds). This post therefor, is a rally for rats. If you like pet rats, if you like my blog (so far), if you agree that rats should get rid of their bad image. Please share my blog as much as you can, with as many people as you can. And please also feel free to share any cool blogs or other things about rats in the comments. I can literally never get enough! Thnx!