Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Sam

This was our pet in 2002. Yes, it is a "rat" but he was the sweetest pet we have ever had.

35 comments:

RuneE said...

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.

Diane said...

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!

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

What a great pet. Lovely colour. We had a couple of gerbils years ago.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Well not into rats but he sure is cute sleeping there all peaceful.

Lezard said...

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?

dot said...

How cute! I've never seen one quite that color.

Donna said...

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

quintarantino said...

A pet is a pet and Sam isn´t that ugly ... special colour from is fur.

oldmanlincoln said...

Wow. I have not seen anything looking this peaceful in a long time. Nice photo.

Abraham Lincoln in Brookville, Ohio.

Old Wom Tigley said...

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

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

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

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

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!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

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.

ANNA-LYS said...

He looks very cute, was he smart?

(I've dar-linked You, hope its OK)

Anonymous said...

Hij was schattig.......
Esther

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Ik weet nog, dat ik hem eens vastgehouden heb, en vond hem ook meteen lief. Meestal bijten ze me, maar deze niet. Erg leuk!

ArneA said...

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 .........
:-)

Dick said...

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 agree

Anna Lys - they are very intelligent, this one was very smart for sure. In their own groups they have a complicated social structure.

Anna said...

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 :)

Lilli & Nevada said...

There's an award for you over at my place .. come and get it

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Really cute! Sorry to hear he died, but he sounds like he was a great pet.

USAincognito said...

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!!

happyone said...

I think Sam is so cute.
We love our pets no matter what they are right?
Even rats. :-)

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

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

Andrea said...

THAT color makes it not look so ratty. Kind of cute to be a rat.

Annie said...

Isn't it wonderful when we can be successful in cross-species communication. I imagine you and your pet had some wonderful exchanges.

Amrita said...

so sweet. His ears are so soft

GMG said...

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!

Carole said...

He's so handsome!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

Very stranger rat-cat?

But lovely!!

Luiz

Kerri said...

Oh he looks so cute! Pets are truly wonderful!

Sonia said...

He looks adorable! So sweet...

Uma por Dia said...

He is beautiful. I could kiss him :)

April said...

This is a very cute rat, the ears and the snout are so pink. What has happened to him?

Dick said...

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.