It's nice to go outside and appreciate all that the Earth and Mother Nature has to offer. I love going out and exploring all the flowers, creatures, and bugs. Here's a few pictures I took last week of all the finer things our planet has to offer.
On another note, Sunday I mentioned a *surprise*. Well, unfortunately the surprise never happened but I'll go ahead and let you know what it was supposed to be. I have been looking around for a pet rat or two. Nibblet's cage is too empty and my daughter keeps asking when we will get another rat. Ideally, I'd like a pair. Their gender doesn't really matter to me.
I don't want to purchase the rats from a pet store, so it makes finding a pair a little more difficult. I sometimes find listings on Craigslist and there is also a rat rescue in town that I may contact soon. I do check PetFinder also. I'm in no rush myself, but I am looking around.
So the surprise was supposed to be a new ratty friend, but the plan fell through. BUT, I do have a completely unexpected surprise. My father acquired a cat for his barn. I was introduced to this super handsome mancat yesterday. My daughter decided to name him "Tom the Tomcat".
|Hiding under the tool box.|
What I know about Tom is that he came from a farm where he was a "killer". He was great at killing rabbits, mice, and... chickens. So I'm guessing that's why it didn't work out on the farm for Tom. But, if he's as great a hunter as his reputation tells then he will be perfect for the barn and nursery.
Tom seems scared at the moment but did allow me to stroke him quite a bit. He talked to me a little bit with some meowing and then went to hide behind the toolbox. He never hissed or acted aggressive. So he seems like a very nice cat.