Friday, October 28, 2005

Oh Rats!

For those of you who get the heebie-jeebies when you think about rats (that includes YOU, Ms. Judge of my last contest), clearly I am not the only person who loved her pet rat -- Check out this article about the Pet Depot.

Even now, I wish I could have a pet rat again... but hubby says "no rodents". *sigh* The sacrifices you make when you marry.

I have a cuter pet in my NaNoWriMo book: a ferret. I think I'm naming him "Rett", but that's still a work in progress.

In my first book (as an adult), the pet was a dog (well, several, actually). *YAWN* While I may do dogs again, and actually have one in Camilla, I think that the ordinary (dog) will always have to be balanced by the out-of-ordinary (rats, ferrets... chickens, or whatever). Everyone has cats and dogs.

Hmmm... I'm going to have to make a list of unusual pets... think, think: chinchillas? Bearded dragons? .... *scribble, scribble*


Ceri said...

I've been enjoying your blog. found you on the Nano site. I'm a New Hamshirite too. You're Rick Springfield post brought back memories! I was a GH junkie back then (though I favored Robert Scorpio-where is Tristan Rogers??). Do you remember Rick S being in Battlestar Galactica? I wrote a piece of fan fic to bring his character back to life.

Well, good luck to you on Nano!
Keep warm... and dry. :)

Judy said...

Speaking of unusual pets.... I had a friend who had a pet rooster. She called him "Red"... He was probably a Rhode Island Red. Her 5 yr. old daughter would tote the thing around like a kitten (an overly large kitten).

We went to the Expo down here a couple of weeks ago (a large agricultural fair) and they had some beautiful alpacas. From what I understand they make incredible pets as well.

My husband also had a pet bat in his younger days. It had fallen out of a nest as a baby and they raised it on an eyedropper and milk.

Good luck next week in NaNo.... I'm ready to get started :-)