Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ABC - Oh Rats Unlikely Pet Friends

My daughter's bestie has a pet rat called Pandora. She has been asking for one ever since meeting Pandora and I am on board. Pandora is smart, clean, calm and friendly. She is the perfect pet for a girl who will pick it up way too many times. However there are some who can't get past the rat thing. The tail throws them even the word rat throws them off. They see them as sewer or city rats or garbage eating rodents.

Pandora eats way healthier than me and is way cleaner then my kids when they come out of school. Even my son who is opposed to the rat thing along with my husband was in love with Pandora when he finally got past his fear.

These are not the best photos but here are two unlikely pet friends meeting for the very first time. 

The kitty is Pooh Bear and this is his first time in his forever home.  Pandora is just doing what she normally does which is exploring. She found a nice little spot behind her momma.

Pooh wasn't sure about this walking mini creature and turned away from it. You can see the confusing on his face. 

We managed a forced introduction where they both sniffed each other. The momma's plan is to get them comfy with each other before Pooh Bear's killing instinct kicks in. So far it has been a success and hopefully these two new siblings manage to get along with each other.

Pooh Bear didn't seem to mind Pandora walking all over him. We thought it was funny and took a bunch of pictures.

My son and a friend spent some time holding Pandora. This shot surprises me because Handsome has a real fear of the tail and nails on Pandora but he was telling me in this photo, "I don't normally like rats but I like this one."

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  1. I hope they don't develop a Tom and Jerry relationship, otherwise they are very cute together! Good luck in the bonding processes.

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  2. I had a white rat as a pet when I was a child, and loved it dearly. I'm sure your kids will love theirs too. Blessings!

  3. Cute pet!
    But I don't think my cats would be friendly toward it

  4. Cat and rat together? Impressive.


  5. i think my pets wouldnt welcome him gladly ;-)

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  6. What a lovely photostory!
    I like rats... and I hope, the cat and the rat will always live in peace together.
    Do you know the book: "Walter, The story of a rat" by Barbara Wersba? A really heartwarming book.

  7. Pandora is a lovely colour, very strokable.

  8. Anonymous7:59 PM

    You're right, Pandora is pretty - white- and it looks clean!

  9. Cool! I had a hamster but I don't think I could have a rat. It is cute, though! I think it's cute playing with the cat.

  10. I hope the friendship develops well between the two.
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