Monday, November 17, 2008

year of the rats

Introducing the two newest members of our little family...
Penelope (left) and Victoria (right)!
We adopted these two precious furbabies after their previous owner could no longer care for them, and they've already made themselves at home. They're about a year old and incredibly smart and friendly. They like to eat fresh veggies out of my hand and ride on my shoulders while I putz around the craft room.
They normally sleep during the day but today they were awake for a while so I took them out of their cage for an impromptu photo shoot. Do you know how hard it is to photograph two very curious, wiggly rodents? They kept trying to climb onto my head and stick their little snuffly snoots into the camera lens.

I've never had such tiny furbabies before. I had a cat when I was a kid but that's about it, other than the occasional fish. These ladies are so itty bitty that I'm always terrified of hurting or losing them. They seem content, though. Their previous owner must have treated them very well because every time I open their cage they dash to the top level to be held and petted and snuggled. They're such sweet little girls and I really hope that they'll be happy with us.

8 comments:

Laura said...

OOOOOOHHHHH! They are soooo cute!

Andreanna said...

Aww they are super cute!

kim* said...

glad to hear they are lovable :)

Faye said...

ok, those are rats....... I LOVE the fabric they are cavorting on....enjoy!

strawberrieshk said...

They're adorable!!

PLEASE keep them out of reach of the dog though, some small dogs do like to "hunt" smaller animals...

Anonymous said...

dont mean to alarm you or anything by the last post...sorry

Camera Girl said...

Agghh!!I love rats mine is almost 2 years old now he's so adorable!! I'll show you some photos if your interested!

starla said...

Cuuuuute! My coworker has been talking me into getting some as pets. You're so lucky. My cat would probably eat it.