Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Petting the Babies

My 2 year old daughter loves her babies, aka the rats that we keep as pets. And that's what she calls them - babies. I ask her - "What are your babies doing?" and she goes to check on them. She loves hanging out by their cage to talk to them and tell them what to do. She's kind of bossy, sometimes.


When I first adopted Jack and Gus, I think Violet scared them a little. She was just so excited and got a little loud. They seem to have adjusted to her just fine now and she doesn't startle them much anymore. Violet is pretty good with them, but she has her moments when those tails are just too tempting to grab hold of. Don't worry, she's always monitored with them just in case.

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What was your favorite pet as a child? Answer in the comments! 

38 comments:

  1. Awww, looks like one of her babies is trying to give her a kiss! Cute! Btw, love the Hello Kitty wear! Lifelong fan! :) ♥

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    1. Thanks, that's the larger human baby wearing that shirt.

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  2. Nice rats...they seem pretty big too.

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  3. Violet has such gorgeous brown eyes! Glad she and the rats are friends!

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  4. Mice are cute, but Violet is adorable and all together they are precious. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  5. Um, those rats seem BIG. Is it just because Violet is just so small (and adorable)?!? Happy WW!
    Oz

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  6. I'm so happy that Violet grows up the way I dreamt about. To grow up with animals is the best thing ever!

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    1. Yesterday, she was busy giving fish kisses when we went to the lake. :)

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  7. Those babies are just darling and so is Violet!

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  8. I think I would be inclined to be like Violet (who I might add is cute as a button!) and grab onto those tails. I'll need to be monitored also I'm afraid...

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    1. She has no fear that's for sure! They wouldn't hurt you, I promise ;)

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  9. We saw your photo on FB kissing them too :-) Happy Wednesday. Golden Woofs

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    1. Oh yea... Jack likes to get in my face a lot. I try to shoo him away some, but he just keeps coming back.

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  10. Every princess needs a Gus and Jack! ♥♥

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  11. We think Violet and her babies are all cute! :)

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  12. Grow up with anipals is the best thing for a child ! Lucky Violet ! Purrs

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  13. Very cool that you have rats in the home as pets. Growing up we only had goldfish and a parakeet as pets. Nothing that we were able to interact with much.

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  14. They sure look cute together! So great to grow up with pets!

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  15. That is too adorable! Really puts into perspective how big they are!

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  16. Aww! Your daughter is very pretty. I'm glad to see that she is learning good pet owner skills and taking time to appreciate animals :) It may sound silly, but I think those things lead to well-developed compassion as an adult.

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    1. I agree Robin, and I can see it in my older daughter as well.

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  17. Awww so cute,love those photos,and look at the size of them Gus and Jack are huge!xx Rachel

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  18. Sorry we have missed so much. We didn't realise you had two new babies. What fun and we look forward to seeing more of them. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  19. I have to do constant monitoring with my little girl as well. But it is well worth it, teaching them how to treat animals at such a young age, it benefits our kids so much!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  20. She is just a little girl, so it is good for her to learn how to be nice to little pets and I bet the rats love her when she is mellow.

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  21. Those tails do look tempting to grab a hold of. It is kind of like a toy. It is so good for her to learn about taking care of animals. Great pictures.

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  22. Such sweet pictures. The rats seem to be very chill around her. And vice versa.

    --Wags and purrs from Life with Dogs and Cats

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  23. This is so sweet! I could see my kids calling them their babies too. She must love having them :-)

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  24. That first picture is adorable!!

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  25. Violet and her babies are so cute!

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  26. Oh my gosh, that pictures where they are almost kissing is so sweet.

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  27. So sweet! Those pictures are adorable!

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  28. Can’t believe the rats fight with each other but are so gentle with Violet.

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    1. They aren't constantly fighting each other. Just every now and then they get into it. They really do love each other and snuggle with each other quite often :)

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  29. Violet is adorable! It's great that she cares so much about the pets. I've never had a pet rat myself. It has always been dogs, though I have had a couple of cats in my time. Cassie was my first and best dog ever. Patra (short for Cleopatra) was my second and best cat ever.

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