This year is flying by so fast! Getting use to a full time work schedule has been more of a challenge than I thought. With the onset of cold weather to keep me indoors, I look forward to working on some art projects and blogging a whole lot more. :)
So much has happened over the past months. Our pet Snoopy, the adopted humane society rat, passed away. :( It brought about a void in our lives. (His story can be read here.) But that was soon filled by the arrival of Davey. He is a white and champagne colored rat that was purchased as a wee baby from Petco. The salesman was relieved to know that he was not going to be snake bait. Farmerboy was a little nervous about handling him too much, since his first rat was a biter. So, I spent many hours taming this little guy. He has the sweetest temperament.
Unfortunately, raising a pet can sometimes have its challenges. After almost two weeks of cohabitation, he broke out in scabs... All Over. After reading volumes on the subject, I stopped feeding him his beloved yogurt drops (which were Snoopy's favorite treats as well), since rats have been known to have dairy allergies. After a matter of days, his skin cleared up... Amazing! I have him on healthy snack foods now. He loves baby carrots and dehydrated bananas. No cheese for this little guy! :)
Welcome to the family Davey!