Saturday, January 2, 2010

A real X-mas miracle and my mail.

Yesterday I arrived at home to have the weekend here before heading off for work again on Monday. When I came home I had got 4 envies during my week off, two from my dear friend in The Netherlands, one from a Finnish pen pal and one swap from a Norwegian swapper. A good catch I think. :o)

Above you can see the parcel I got from my Hollandish friend, a lot of nice stuff. I will send her parcel off on Monday or Tuesday. :o)

Then the X-mas miracle... :o)
I rent an apartment from a family of 5. I live downstairs (in the basement) with Frode, and they have the rest of a huge house for themselves. It works pretty fine for all of us, and the apartment is very cheap for the standard and the placement on the map. :o)

Every year I give them a box of chocolate since it is a gift for the whole family, also the kids (age 6, 13 and 16). While I was there I saw a Norwegian Forest cat walk by and I was a little surprised, as I know they have thee dogs as well (Chinese Crested, King Poodle and a Chihuahua). Then they told me they also have two rats, but the mom in the house is really reacting on them with allergies.:oS

They were thinking of giving them away, hopefully to somebody they know so the kids can go see them once in while. But giving away rats are difficult as so many have negative feelings towards them. I do not on the other hand, and I told them that I have had rats in the past, and that on Monday 14th we were looking at rats at a pet shop and I really miss having them as pets.

So the Christmas miracle is that I got the rats I wished for, and they got to give away the rats to someone they know, as they wished for! What a miracle indeed! :oD The kids were happy that they are so close to them. :oD

The one on my arm is the shy girl, and doesn't have a name yet. She is "mine" and I need to work with her to get her to trust me more. :o)

The girl on these two pics
is "Frode's" and is the very curious and speedy one. She is all over the place and is so playful. I belive we can teach her some tricks, which will be so cool. :o) Her name is "Musa" which means mouse in Norwegian. ;o) LOL!

Rats are pretty misunderstood creatures, I know they bring illnesses like the Black Plague and such, but as tame rats they are pretty clean beings. They are just like a guinea pig or a hamster, just a 10 more brighter and a tad more curious beings. :o) And they are a lot more cleaner than any hamster I have known.

Today I will go and buy them food and candy, like nuts, cheese, salad, corn, egg and more.:o)


Jolanda said...

Hi Beate,

Wow, you had a great mail week!!
The rats look cute although i think i would not be happy to find one in my house, we had mice the last 2 weeks and that freaked me out, lol, one really loved the christmastree and my curtains.

Hugs Jolanda

Jacqueline Roy said...

Oh Beate! Your pet rats are very cute but I'm not sure I would want one. They really do look like guineapigs. You are right though they are very misunderstood animals, kind of like bats. Anyhow, lucky you to get such great mail.

Mirs Life said...

You've got such nice mail:D And you're so lucky to get these rats..:)
BTW, a Happy New Year to you as well and may all your wishes come true!!

Hugs Mir

Jessica from Noord-Brabant, Nederland said...

The rats look so cute, how are they doing now? Completely settled, lol.