Friday, May 30, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Them's Ducks...

Mamma duck and her babies were waddling around downtown. Some concerned citizens were able to gather them up and take them to a park down by the river, away from traffic and train tracks.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Introducing Winnie rat and Piglet rat

Winnie rat is a girlie rat with some hair while Piglet rat is a girlie rat with not a lot of hair...

Friday, May 09, 2008

Hanging out with the lovebirds

The Lovebirds really enjoy hanging out with me.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Rick mouse

Between the time these last pictures were taken in March and the time of his passing yesterday, Ricky mouse became a little old man mouse. Ricky mouse had lost most of the vision in one eye and was having trouble walking around, but Ricky mouse was determined to have everything his way. In fact, the morning before his death I had cleaned his cage and since he was having trouble climbing I removed his wheel and a short u-tube leading up to his "petting zone" a.k.a. his bed. Ricky mouse would have none of this and threw his own little old mouse tantrum and the moment I reattached the tube he climbed up into his bedding and made it up the way he liked.
These last few weeks I would spend a lot of cuddle time with Ricky mouse and he would let me know often head-butt my thumb when I was not petting him enough and eagerly hop into my hand when I offered to pick him up. As he grew more and more tender I made his meals easier by crumbling his block into little pieces and spritzing them with PediaLyte. Ricky mouse loved getting yoggie Cheerios after cuddle time and would often wait for me to offer them before retiring to his nest.

When ratty met kitty...

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Monday, May 05, 2008

Hang time

The lovebirds settle in for some snuggle time.

Barnabas rat plays it sweet.