Friday, December 07, 2007


Since Jonas died, it's been too quiet in the house, not having the little scurrying noises. We mentioned to a friend that we were hoping to get new rats once we were settled in, and he said that he had been breeding his rats, had a litter of new babies and would keep us two little boys. Last week he called us to say that they were old enough to come and live with us, so Chris went to pick them up last Sunday.

They're so cute! I'd forgotten how sweet baby rats are, with their little pointy faces. :)

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They're quite a bit smaller than they look here, only about the length of my hand, not including tail.

We spent a couple of days trying to work out what to call them, seeing what their personalities were like. I've been reading a lot of novels about Romans recently, which I suspect influenced my ideas for names...

The brown one likes exploring new territories, so he's Julius Caesar.
The white one prefers to find somewhere comfortable to sit and think, so he's Cicero.

Here's Cicero sitting on Chris's head, the first night we had them.

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I love our rats.



At 11:21 pm, Anonymous Accipiter said...

So Caesar has invaded the British Isles again, eh? Hmmm.

Well, felicitations of the ratty kind upon you all. Beware the Ides of March, and don't let Cicero convince you to buy him too many fancy cages.

At 11:28 pm, Blogger Hieronymus Anonymous said...

They're little wuzzy darlings, that's for sure.

At 5:23 am, Blogger Smerk said...

Awwww...they're cute!

At 5:36 am, Blogger Tah said...

Yay for new rats. They are cute, though I'm still not interested in getting any rats myself. I do have a friend who like rats. Think one of the babies could shipped over, get through customs and be here in time for Christmas? ;-)

At 4:02 am, Blogger Nettie said...

I love the names for them. I once had Guinea Pigs and we called them Rozencranz and Guildenstern (although I have no idea if I've spelt that right).

At 2:32 pm, Blogger oppiejoe said...

Thanks for the pics Mouse :)

At 9:24 pm, Blogger NEO said...

Ahhhh! Glowy white rat!


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