||27 months old|
||Siamese Point Rat|
||North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
is a real sweetie. She loves to sleep on my foot and chew up the
paper in the recycling bin (thankfully not at the same time). She is the
oldest rat of my bunch and is very special, because she knows exactly how to
get away from the young troublemakers ( she comes running to me for protection).
Dumbledore is very affectionate, but only on her own terms. She is officially
an "elderly" rat so I suspect she has certain issues with pain or discomfort
in a sort of rattish arthritis. She'll snatch a treat like nobody's business,
but she is gentle in just about every other respect. She does really enjoy
getting into the recycling and the garbage (but I have covered the latter)
and when she climbs down from anything it's not a straight climb anymore, she
gets about halfway down and does a twist/flip off the edge. Her favourite
hiding place when the youngsters are after her is between my legs while I'm
kneeling on the floor, I guess she feels safe there!
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