Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Now that it's summer and the weather is warm, we've been getting a lot more thunderstorms. And you know what that means...

It means our poor dog spends a lot of time hiding under the bed.

Don't worry, Elvis, the thunder won't get you!

And now that I think of it, I'm pretty sure I've never introduced you to the other critters that live with my husband and me.

Meet Nory and Sery, our pet rats. I know, I know, we voluntarily keep "vermin" in our home, how weird of us. But how could you not love those cute little whiskered faces? Seriously, rats make amazing pets, they're low-maintenance, but incredibly social and snuggly.

These are our degus, Barnum and Bailey. (Sorry about the glare, I took this picture from outside their aquarium!) If you're not familiar with the adorableness that is a degu, it's a small rodent native to Chile, and it's a relative of the chinchilla. They're not quite as affectionate as the rats, but they sure are entertaining. Especially when they get on their hind legs and box.

Here's a video I found on YouTube of a "degu fight." (Don't worry, it's not really a fight, this is just how they play!)

Cute, right?

What can I say, I'm a sucker for unconventional pets. Maybe sometime I'll tell you about the time I had a pet hedgehog. :-)


  1. Ohh cute are those animals...I love love love your dog:)
    Kisses and have a wonderful afternoon:)

  2. awww. too cute!! i'm dying of cuteness on the behalf of your scared little dog, hehe :)

  3. Oh, I love the sweet little dagus. The rats, on the other hand...


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