Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Goldie (ratgirl) update
Goldie has mellowed out a lot the past 7 or so months since we'd had her. She missed Brownie a lot and looked visibly depressed for about a month after Brownie was gone. Her eyes were quite sad. We try to give her lots of lovin'. I cuddled her the other day and she went into such a deep sleep she was lightly purring. So I then placed her in an Easter basket to finish her nap. When she woke up I put her back in her cage. She has a few tumors and she doesn't have a lot of energy.
On a side note, when we go on our next long trip over the summer we will be taking Shadow (our two-year old Golden Retriever) with us. We have been trying to prepare her for that by getting her lots of experience with new people and being in the car more. This will be her first trip with us. I think she will do great. She is much smarter than some humans.
On another note, a friend with two male rats offered to sit Goldie for us. We quickly realized (with laughter) that would be a disaster unless we want our rats to multiply. So, we are trying to brainstorm ideas on what to do with Goldie. Our car will be packed to the rim as it is and going about 7,000 miles round trip with two boys and a dog, we will be pretty maxed out already. Yes, we are adventurers and a bit on the crazy side. It takes nuts (and courage) to do what we love best--seeing new places and being in nature. We take off in about 7 weeks.
Happy adventures to all!