I caved and bought Brianna a rat for her birthday. Meet Andie, her pet Rat. No not a hamster or gerbil, a rat with a tail. I have to admit he’s pretty freakin’ adorable and sweet though.
Yes, he’s the latest addition to our family and he’s getting along nicely!
So for those of you thinking, “is she crazy?? I wouldn’t let that thing in my house”…well typically I’d concur and would never see myself getting one, much less holding it, but I did.
Sorry for the blurry pictures but this little guy is fast!
The thing that really put me over the edge is, if most of you don’t know, Brianna (just turned 15 year old) suffers from depression. We’ve had a rough couple of years and though most days can be a struggle, the thing that hurts me most is she hates her smile. I, needless to say, love that smile of hers and for her birthday(and quite frankly the last couple of years or so) all she’s wanted was a rat.
So this year for her birthday, I drove her to pet smart and told her to pick one out. She got her rat and I got her smile that I miss seeing so much. I’d say we both won with him!
On a side note, we have a cat and two dogs whom I honestly expected would react different to this little guy.
Kunu,the cat, likes to walk into Brianna’s room every now and again and will sit and stare at the rat. Most times he doesn’t even care that Andie’s in the house.
Reese, on the other hand wants him dead. She tries to bite at his tail every time it sticks out of the cage and when we take him out, she jumps and nips in the air. I told Sammy that it’s kind of like seeing those vampire movies when the vampire gets around blood and is uncontrollable. She gets a little crazy like that! I can see her plotting something with the way she looks at him.
Tubby… well you’ll have to see for yourself. I think it’s safe to say, he found another friend.
You have to know that Tubby is a licker to fully appreciate this video. haha!