Friday, September 16, 2011

The Rats of Summer

In case you were wondering what the household rodents have been up to lately, they've been:

Exploring trash cans.

Nothing like a can of trash -- a little piece of heaven on earth.

Eating seasonal veggies and fruits in the mornings. Also beans, which are a favorite. But Em will forego the beans if fresh raspberries are available. Later in the day they get Debbie Ducommon's Molasses Mix (Emily likes this, Farley is neutral), and in the evening they get Regal Rat (Farley likes this, but I think part of the attraction is that it's easy to carry around the house and hide).

Looks like this particular morning they had black beans, a little cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, mixed greens, and some grapes.

Remember when American Girl carried the Angelina Ballerina books and dolls? And the dolls were really fairly plump, just like the characters in the books (and unlike the current dolls and videos, which frankly look like anorexic rodents drawn by idiots). We ended up with loads of the stuff, including clothes, which actually sort of fit Emily. Sort of.

Better yet, we can also use the balance beam and stage we got from American Girl.

And when not pursuing her stage career, Farley likes to ride around on Annabeth's shoulder.


Mel R said...

I came here via Freakmom and was so delighted to see rat photos right off the bat. I've had many through the years but haven't in a long time. It was just so refreshing to see someone who appreciates them.

Freakmom said...

They are so adorable! Nice to know they've had a busy summer.

Ami said...

They look like happy little ratzes.