(confetti heart from Minitoko)
Finally! A Ramona update! You can read more about our pet Dumbo Rat here. I can't believe I haven't done an update since March of last year. So sad. The honest thruth is that she's super hard to photograph! Always on the move. But I'm going to try and be better about sharing more pics of her.
So, we got her around a year ago today! Yes, she was a family Valentines gift. To us. From us. And she's been nothing but a joy. We love her! It's true what people say - rats make great pets.
The other night we got her out, put on the little party hat I made her and sang Happy Birthday to her. And then we gave her some birthday treats.
I won't lie, she's been almost more of a joy for Ethan and I because we spend more time with her. The boys love her and chat with her every day through her cage, but they're a bit busy, busy, to sit down and play with her for too long. But she sits with Ethan and I at night often.
She usually sits on our IKEA leather couch because she can't eat through the leather, so it's perfect for her. She doesn't even try to nibble at it. Then, Ethan will wear his fleece vest and she'll climb inside of it while we watch shows. It's funny though because she climbs into the BACK of his vest, so he always looks like he has a large growth moving around in his back, heehee.
She never bites (unless you stick your finger through her cage and of course she thinks it's food, we learned that lesson early on). She's a total snuggle bug.
I was going to show you a shot I got of her looong yellow front (or is it her bottom?) teeth. But I think I'll keep up the illusion of her being super cute. Because, well, she IS super cute! But the rat-phobic folks won't appreciate the yellow teeth, I don't think. ; ) Honestly, they're so cute. I love her yellow teeth. Ha!
Here are her treats that we got at PetSmart. They are for "small animals" including gerbils, mice, hamsters, etc. Aren't they so lovely and colorful! Who would've thought they'd make such yummy looking treats for rodents ; ) The corn is a chew toy.
Ah, to be a rat. It's the life.