Monday, October 5, 2015

Jack the Rat is Ready for Sweater Weather

Did you say sweater weather?! We sure are ready for some cooler Fall weather down here, but it's still fairly warm outside in Texas. Although, the temperature has dropped a little bit. It's a little more pleasant outside, but I don't know if I'd wear a sweater out there in the middle of the day just yet.

Today's post is just kind of silly and cute. A few weeks ago, I came across a video of a homemade kitten sweater from socks. Adorable! 


One of our Facebook followers (Thank you, Betsy.) mentioned that you could do the same thing for rats using baby socks. Brilliant! I have several baby socks with missing partners, so I thought I would give it a try with Jack and Gus for giggles. 

I was able to get Jack's purple sweater on him, but Gus wasn't as cooperative so I let him go back to napping. Jack didn't seem to mind wearing the sweater too much, but I don't think he loved it. Darn. So, he just did a quick fashion photo shoot and then the sweater came off. 


Doesn't he look so cute and stylish though? ;) 


While Jack and Gus probably don't need to wear baby sock sweaters on a regular basis, I can see these being potentially useful for other pet rats. When we used to perform mass removal surgeries on pet rats at the veterinary hospital where I worked, the doctor would usually give the patients a special bandage. 

The bandage was typically wrapped around their bodies like a vest. We made sure it stuck to their furs as little as possible. This "vest" was to make sure they didn't chew their sutures out since rats can't wear e-collars. I think a nicely fitted baby sock sweater could potentially do the same job. 


But anyways, we hope you enjoyed some cuteness on your Monday! 

Do your pets like wearing sweaters? Tell us in the comments!

16 comments:

  1. Jack that's a beautiful sweater! You look pawsome! And if you ask me, you should rock the Fashion Week with your fabulous purple sweater... oh wait... then you had to run on a catwalk... that's dangerous for a rat, right? So then we want you for the cover-boy of the Vogue :o)

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    1. He is very scared of the cat, so maybe a catwalk is out of the question!

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  2. Love the sweater! What a cute idea! Sweater weather is here in Indiana!

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  3. You look most handsome in your cool sweater Jack!

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  4. Oh my....he looks adorable in that Rat Sweater!!! Maybe he didn't like it because it was a turtle neck sweater?!? I bet if the neck was cut down a bit, he would love his sweater. BOL Too cute, Miss Ann.
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    1. I think you are right, Oz. Not sure if we'll don the sweater again, but if we do I will have to cut off some of the turtle neck!

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  5. What a cutie, in that sweater. What a handsome rat. :)

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  6. I would guess, left unattended, the rats would shred the sweater and make a nice home out of it.

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    1. Yep! Many of our rat patients did the same for their special vests.

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  7. You're stylin' in your sweater, Jack.

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  8. My man Jack - now he's a rat-shionista :)

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  9. OMG - that is the sweetest thing ever! My dogs do not like sweaters.

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  10. You're looking very stylish, Jack ! Purrs

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  11. OMD Jack is adorable! And you found a use for mismatched socks, brilliant! Love Dolly

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  12. I just love pet rats! :)

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  13. Ooooo,, that is just too cute for words. What an adorable rat Jack is in his new sweater. he he - it seems like he might have been trying to pull it off tho. Reminded me of Mario when he's trying to get something off that he doesn't want to wear.

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