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August 18, 2009

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Nattie, the Pet of the Day
Name: Nattie
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Fancy rat
Home: Ontario, Canada
   Nattie came to me from a pet store along with her sister, Maggie who has since passed away. She joined my other two rats, Milly and Jazz and instantly were best friends. Since then she has made friends with three other rats and has become best buddies with one rat, Whitlyn. The two of them always are getting into trouble. Whether it's escaping from the cage, chewing up the hammocks, bugging the other rats or stealing treats the two of them have done it.

    When I first got Nattie her naughtiness almost had me bringing her back to the pet store but I knew what fate would await her there so I kept her. Now I am glad she did stay, her cleverness and knack for trouble always keeps me entertained. She may not like to cuddle but when she does I know it is a special moment. After her sister passed away she sat still (very unNattie-like) and let me pet her until she fell asleep. She has been able to move on from her sister's death with the help of her rattie friends and the need to get into some kind of trouble.

    Naughty Nattie is definitely a special rat that will forever have a place in my heart, even if she decides to chew up another comforter on my bed or knock her food all over the floor or even show the other rats how to escape from the cage... again. Life would be like a rainbow without its color without her in my life.

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