Because I am not a fan of subfreezing temperatures, I didn't leave the house at all yesterday. Instead I holed up in my studio where it's nice and warm and kept myself busy with Tiffany's bridle and Rev's ancestors. It was a good way to spend the day.
I would have happily stayed home again today, but the kids informed me in no uncertain terms that we were having a rat food emergency.
"Rats are scavengers," I told them. "Surely they can survive on vegetables, dog food and cereal for one day."
But the kids were having none of it. "You need to buy rat food," they insisted.
So Seth and I headed out to Petco and we came home with rat food... and a brand new rat!
This is Jellybean. She was in the adoptable animal section, having been relinquished by an owner who could no longer provide for her.
We hadn't planned to buy a rat today, but Jellybean was just too cute and friendly and curious to resist.
Of course the kids are delighted with the new addition. In fact, I think they'll be inventing future rat food emergencies in hopes of a repeat performance!Jellybean is still settling in so it's a bit too early to start her saddle training. However, I have to admit that I'm already dreaming of rat dressage pas de deux and rat drill team and rat fox hunting and....