These are the two baby rats we got to replace Hermione. Kylie was becoming very depressed, hiding in her sleeping box and biting/scratching at her skin, so we got her new friends. Predictably, she hates them. They’re cute ratties, though. The guy at the pet store was a real rat fan, a serious breeder of rats, which was interesting. Most people don’t appreciate how intelligent and playful they can be, and I don’t think I’ve ever talked to anyone else who loves them.
If I had the money and the space, and Phil wasn’t allergic to them, I could happily have a whole zoo. I miss having dogs and cats, but Phil just can’t live with them, so we have the rats (indoor) and the ferrets (outdoor). My dream is to someday own and train a Harris Hawk, but I would have to have a very different schedule in order to do it. I’d like to have snakes. Someday I’ll have a lurcher…or perhaps a Jack Russell. I’ve lived with a wolf hybrid, hedgehogs, Golden Mantle Squirrels and a Sharpei/Pitbull mix (now HE was a very weird dog). I love animals.
What else is happening? We just watched From Dusk Til Dawn. I remember hating it the first time I saw it, but it actually wasn’t bad. I love very black comedies. What I am not doing this weekend is working on the various site updates that I need to do…and I don’t know why. It’s not laziness, although it may be a close cousin to laziness. I think in a strange way it has to do with me being nervous about the new job. I haven’t had to use my brain for two years, I’ve been out of a high-pressure, professional e-commerce environment for the same amount of time, and I’m so scared that I’m going to fuck up somehow. I feel like a sheep in wolf’s clothing.
I had a good day at the stable today, and actually managed to ride Kip in the outdoor arena, despite terrifying things like a trio of walkers and their dogs walking through the pasture. ;)
Yes, I’m rambling. No, I don’t have anything interesting to say. Go read some smart person’s blog. I feel too scared and stupid right now.