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.
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!