Sorry for the absence! I've had nothing to post - it's been crappy weather so not much opportunity for photo taking, we haven't done much of anything, and, well, I've not really been in the mood. But I'm here again now :)
I'm looking after my friend's rats for the next ten or so days. They've been here nearly a day already and I've had a brief rat cuddle, fed a bunch of mealworms and a ripped up mushroom, and generally watched them. They're both very cute, very big girls. The dogs aren't sure what to make of them - Jess wants to eat them of course, but she wants to eat everything; and Lola doesn't really give a damn unless I'm Paying Something Else Attention and then she'll bring me her football and stare at me to kick it.
Adam is a red-eyed white rat, and Eve is a red-eyed Siamese. Eve is the boss rat and a little bit of a bully. She also seemed way more timid at first, but has come round massively; she's the only one of the two I've been able to pick up so far. Adam is nippier - she's slightly blind and doesn't like fingers in her face, as I've come to realise. Offering the back of my hand first before I stroke her seems to be helping.