Just before Christmas, our beloved Basset Hound, Lucy passed away. She had 15 years with our family and we loved her dearly. She was a very special dog and I still miss her every day. In fact, I am getting teary right now, thinking about her.
Our kids have been asking and asking for another dog. It's too soon. 15 years is a long time. The grown-ups in the house are not ready to open their hearts up to another dog just yet.
I did miss having a pet around the house, though.
A few weeks ago Richard suggested we go to the pet store and look at some rats. When Richard says "look" he actually means "buy". This man doesn't shop around.
I didn't think I could warm up to a rodent as a pet. I had uninvited mice in our old house and I positively freaked out!
But now I am a crazy Rat Lady who sews cozy tents for rodents and shops around for the best treats and makes a custom feed blend because the rats don't like the store-bought blend and researches how to properly socialize timid rodents who don't really want to cuddle. (But I am still not as crazy as some Rat People....)
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