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A Couple Of Rats

November 5th, 2010 · 13 Comments

My daughter’s new little pets…

Meet Pluto –

and Luna –

They smell bad.  Really bad.  We have them in a room by themselves and we’ve got an odor neutralizer on top of their cage.  I never read anything on the internet about their odor, but now I know why there’s that saying, “I smell a rat!”  It’s kind of like a dead animal smell, like when a mouse dies in your wall and you smell that nasty smell.  Yeah.  That smell.  Other than that they’re pretty cute and they love my daughter and she loves them, and that’s what matters!

We’re off to visit colleges this weekend.  I hope you have an amazing weekend!  Next week I’ll be posting a new crochet pattern!

Tags: Family · Pets

13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Puna // Nov 5, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    So cute Gayle! Especially that Luna! Keep them away from Timmy!

  • 2 Kim andersen // Nov 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    They are cute! Sorry about the smell tho …. I think all our rodent type pets stink … The hamster most of all … Maybe he’s really just a rat that lost his tail :)

  • 3 Kelly @ JAX does design // Nov 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Rats are actually supposed to be pretty decent little animals. Too bad about the smell, though!

    Good luck with your college visits – hope you find a good one!


  • 4 spread your wings // Nov 5, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    they are cute for sure.
    good luck with the college visits and have a great weekend.

  • 5 elk // Nov 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    what does timmy think? how are the visits going? thinking of you..have been down this path..twice!!

  • 6 Kate // Nov 6, 2010 at 12:07 am

    i had pets like this when i was 9. they planned and executed an escape plan and freed themselves. you know what smells worse than what you think a dead mouse in the wall smells like? an actual dead rodent in the wall.

    just saying is all.

    you might want to put a rock next to the deodorizer.

  • 7 Elizabeth // Nov 9, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Those little faces! They are cute. What does the pup think about this?

  • 8 The Vamp Tramp // Nov 11, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Cute! Their faces are so adorable!

  • 9 Katie in MA // Nov 11, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Now that? That is love! Your daughter will never, ever, EVER be able to doubt how much you love her!!!

  • 10 lailani // Nov 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    That is a great shot – such cute faces! :)

  • 11 Relyn // Nov 17, 2010 at 11:12 am

    Talk about cute!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 12 Pluto, Luna and Nur // Apr 20, 2011 at 10:47 am

    […] in November I told you about my daughter’s two rats, Pluto (the dark gray rat) and Luna (the white and tan rat).  Soon afterward my youngest son got […]

  • 13 ladyjane // Sep 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I have two rats also. They smell because you need to clean their cage. And you need to clean their cage about every two days. Or change their linen.
    You should get connected to yahoo ratlist. They are a great group of people(including me) & you can ask a lot of questions about rats there.

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