01/26/2005: Rats...Jailed Again
One of my FurKids is Chin-Ho who is approx 7 yrs old and one of the most $$$ rodents on earth.
But even while being graced with the most mild disposition in the world (non-aggressive…they don’t even have claws…only soft padded feet), he’s still a rodent and utilizes every non-sleeping rodent moment to thinking of ways to escape.
If you’ve never seen a Chinny…they can have this wobbling, kangaroo type gate almost loping slowing across the floor…then Wham! ...they get going and it’s Speedy Gonzales in action.
They can leap approx. 4 feet in the air, spin on a dime, and race at lightening speed into the smallest space available to evade capture. Luckily they come equipped with an all purpose handle (tail) made of a thick, bristle type material...all the better to catch them with. Oh…and they take the most “adorable” dust baths to keep their lusciously soft, minky fur coat clean & dry.
But…I still don’t appreciate having to play “evade & capture” when someone leaves his door ajar….kids, are you listening to me?......kids??
Karen on 01.26.05 @ 04:24 PM CST