A rat or a cat - what is the difference? It your pet and your (and his) enjoyment. That is what counts.It was nice picture of Sam,too.
Thanks so much for visiting Dick! It's great to be feeling better. Pets are such wonderful additions to our families. I have a dog (Riley) that always knows when I'm not feeling well, she's always been a great comfort. Very expressive too!
What a great pet. Lovely colour. We had a couple of gerbils years ago.
Well not into rats but he sure is cute sleeping there all peaceful.
I heard once so telling me that rats are actually one of the sweetest animals for kids.. I guess a movie like Ratatouille featuring a rat as a star chef will have increased the interest in this animal. what happened since 2002?
How cute! I've never seen one quite that color.
Good!!! You finally posted his picture! He was adorable! I've never had one...how do they "act"?? Or I Should say, interact with people???hugs
A pet is a pet and Sam isn´t that ugly ... special colour from is fur.
Wow. I have not seen anything looking this peaceful in a long time. Nice photo.Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.
I used to breed these at one time.. mostly white one but one or two brown and mixed coloured. I agree that they make very good pets, handled with care and treated with respect these amimals are very loving. At the time I kept rats my favourite would be in the house most of the day. At that time I had a Long Haired German Shepherd dog.. the rat would snuggle up to him and both were best of friends. My dog would carry the rat about in his mouth.. never hurting him. Your is a nice colour, and one I would have been happy to breed from. I sold the ones I breed through pet shops. I kept ferrets and polecats, finches, canaries, and many more small animals and birds at one time. Now we have no pets.. only a tame squirrel that calls for food and will sit on my chair or knee and feed.I am sorting out my blog today.. I am moving you link to a new section so if you see it is now where it normally is.. fear not it is still here.Tom
Hbbbbr Dick , Not my type of pet ( I think) but the way you show this rat, is very ,very tatchy I am impressed!I posted today a part of my/our trip to luxemburg, part 1. You might like to see that? You are so welcome...Bye, have a good day JoAnn
I've had several pet rats and I dearly loved them. One always rode on my shoulder around the hospital where I worked and startled the patients and visitors. LOL!
I also bred and raised rats, mice, gerbils, hamsters and other rodents, but I think that the rats were the smartest, sweetest and most affectionate.
He looks very cute, was he smart?(I've dar-linked You, hope its OK)
Hij was schattig.......Esther
Ik weet nog, dat ik hem eens vastgehouden heb, en vond hem ook meteen lief. Meestal bijten ze me, maar deze niet. Erg leuk!
sorry don´t like rats. small or big. We had rats in the house walls early 50s after ww2. We burned them out.rat as pets are something different I know, but according to Freud .........:-)
Lezard - after 2002 he died rats don't get so old.Donna - the interaction with people is amazing but they need a lot of attention.Mary - I agreeAnna Lys - they are very intelligent, this one was very smart for sure. In their own groups they have a complicated social structure.
Oh it is so cute, I can just see why it was the sweetest pet you ever had. Those whiskers are so long, lol. Anna :)
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Really cute! Sorry to hear he died, but he sounds like he was a great pet.
My puppy would LOVE this pet! ;) Well, not so much to play with as to eat! I am scared to death of rats and mice!!
I think Sam is so cute. We love our pets no matter what they are right?Even rats. :-)
Hello Dick ,Are you not joining the skywatch friday today? Quess not...Come and see my 48 sky's (in collage) have a good 'sky-fry' and a good weekend:) JoAnn from Holland
THAT color makes it not look so ratty. Kind of cute to be a rat.
Isn't it wonderful when we can be successful in cross-species communication. I imagine you and your pet had some wonderful exchanges.
so sweet. His ears are so soft
Never had pets... ;( or ;)The White Easter picture is stunning!Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter where I'm now strolling around Bilbao!Have a great weekend!
He's so handsome!
Very stranger rat-cat?But lovely!!Luiz
Oh he looks so cute! Pets are truly wonderful!
He looks adorable! So sweet...
He is beautiful. I could kiss him :)
This is a very cute rat, the ears and the snout are so pink. What has happened to him?
April - He died only a few months after this picture was taken. I think he was 2 years but that's not unusual for a rat.
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