Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gus and Jack's First Gotcha Day Party

Yesterday was Gus and Jack's first Gotcha Day. June 29th marks the day that they came to live with me! For those of you who aren't familiar with where they came from, I'll fill you in real quick.


After the passing of my first pet rat, Nibblet, I waited a few months and then decided to get some new pet rats. This time I wanted a pair and I didn't particularly care what gender or color they were. I looked on Craigslist and eventually found someone who was willing to drop off a pair of male dumbo-eared fancy rats.

I don't know much about their history and am not sure why the girl could no longer keep them. They were about a year old when I got them, so I guess now they are about two years old. They were already named Jack and Gus when I got them, and I didn't change their names. (They are named after the mice on Cinderella.)

Now on to the party! Be prepared for super adorable rat photos and an extremely cute party video.

Gus and the noisemaker.

Jack plays in the Hawaiian lei. 

Jack and Gus enjoyed some extravagant birthday party decorations. (Not really, but it's what I had in my house!)

After partying for a little while, it was time for some birthday cake! I didn't light the candles because I was sure that would end in disaster. They each had their own cake, otherwise they would have probably started fighting over it. The cake is just a yogurt granola bar rolled into a ball with a candle in it.

Yummy cake!

No rat party is complete until a cat shows up and crashes it! Callie was interested in what was going on, so she hopped up on the party table and knocked everything over.

How come I wasn't invited?

It was a fun party, and I can't believe I've had the boys for a year. Actually, it feels like I've had them longer than that. Here's to another fun-filled year together!


Jack and Gus thank you for all the Gotcha Day and Birthday wishes!

26 comments:

  1. It looks like you had great time at your party ! We love your colorful decorations ! Purrs

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  2. Happy Gotcha Day, guys! It looks like you had a really fun celebration, and especially enjoyed that cake!

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  3. Happy Gotcha day! We love gotcha days and parties!

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  4. Happy Gotcha day! We love gotcha days and parties!

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  5. What a fun party! Happy Gotcha Day, Gus and Jack!

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  6. Very cute photos, but poor Cali should have been invited.

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  7. Oh they sure loved their cake! Happy Gotcha Day and many more (PS> that pic in the lei is beyond adorable)

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  8. They really are cute and its nice they have such a good home. Imagine not inviting Callie to a rat party! Love Dolly

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    1. Haha - well she was allowed to watch from afar. I caught her trying to swat them, so she might want to eat them.

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  9. Happy Gotcha day boys,xx Rachel and Speedy

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  10. Happy Gotcha Day Jack and Gus!!! It's always so nice to see you boys!

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  11. Happy gotcha day! They are such sweeties. Can't believe it's been a year already!

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  12. At least all kitty did was knock over the decorations. My cat bro Bert would have been after the rats. He loves to hunt. They are sure cute rats. I'm sure they are lots of fun.

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    1. Well, I'm pretty sure she was after them too! Haha!

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  13. happee gotcha day two de snax in callie's houz...oooooopz......we meen happee gotcha day two ewe jack & gus !!
    ♥♥♥♥

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  14. Happy Gotcha Day, Gus & Jack! You two are so cute!!! Love the birthday cakes. The the video is so fun :) Of course Callie had to crash the party :) Enjoy your special day, guys!

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  15. What a cute video. Jack and Gus look so adorable. Happy Gotcha Day!

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  16. Oh my goodness if they were any cuter I wouldn't be able to stand it!!!

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  17. Wooowoooo!!!!! Happy Gotcha Day!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  18. Happy Happy Gotcha Day you cuties!! This was a darling post!

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  19. Oh, the CUTE! Happy Gotcha Day, boys!!

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  20. Happy Gotcha Day to my two favorite rats, Jack and Gus! I loved your video! ♥

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  21. Happy Gotcha Day, you guys!

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  22. Well I for one am thrilled that you got them. They are a favorite here in Doodleville.

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  23. Yeaaaa....Happy Gotcha Day guys :)

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