Saturday, August 02, 2008

Strike that ...

Back up. Pretend that Pip never existed, then you can meet Lucy.

OK, I guess first I should give you the story. Chase has had a rat for 2 years so we knew what wonderful and cool creatures they are. Then Tristan got Pip. All was wierd from the beginning. We put her in the cage and she just sort of sat there and weaved back and forth for no reason. Then she started biting Tristan - rats are not usually biters. But she bit him hard enough on one ear that she drew blood. She continued her neurotic behavior in her cage so we talked to the pet store we purchased her from. They said that those behaviors are not normal and that she could possibly be missing a few screws. So we brought her back to them and Tristan chose a new rat. Hopefully we'll not have this trouble again.

So, without further ado, here's Lucy ...



Lucy was named after Lucy Pevensie from the Disney-made Narnia movies. You see, she has this little bit of white fur on her head that we thought looked like a crown. And since Tristan wasn't into naming her Cinderella or Ariel, he opted for Queen Lucy (as she's crowned at the end of the movie).

So far Lucy is doing well. No oddly erratic behaviors. She is active and soft and just so sweet.

5 comments:

Catherine said...

Well I'm glad you got things straightened out. Lucy looks like she'll be a good friend!

Monica Kornfeld said...

Sorry to hear about Pip but Tristan looks happy about Lucy!!!

Lily said...

I wasn't a big rodent fan until we got a guinea pig. Now I don't hate them! Your little rat thing is awfully cute I love the name. Sorry that Pip didn't work out. Hopefully there's a loony family out there to take him in.

Melanie said...

That sounds bizarre about Pip, but I'm glad Tristan has Lucy now. He seems very happy with her!

Flora said...

hi i just happened to see your page and i just want to say except the spots on lucy's back she looks exactly like my girl myth she has a white dot on her haed too just like lsy and is a big aered rat too.
Flora