December 24th 2008 3:25 pm
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Mom: They're so...so... well.... CUTE!
The Kid and Dad (in unison) CUTE???
Mom: Well look at them, little fluffy babies. If I'd have known it was going to be this easy, we could have made this trip weeks ago!
The Kid: (shaking her head) Dad, I think we should pick one before Mom changes her mind again.
Dad: I like the gold one over there...we should get him.
The Kid: Hello...this is supposed to be MY pet!
Dad: (still looking at the gold rat) Oh, sure honey, I got carried away. Which one do you like?
The Kid: I like the one with the gold streak going down her back. Do you think I can hold her?
Dad finds someone to help and as The Kid is holding her new potential pet, Dad suddenly asks to hold the gold rat.
Mom: OK, it's time for pie.... I’ll be next store.
Dad: Is that the one you want?
Dad and the kid put her rat on hold to be picked up the next day so they could get a proper cage and food. The next day Dad goes and picks up the new rat that The Kid decided to call "Tink". Apparently, he also got a bit of distressing news.
Dad: Sir, has anyone bought that gold rat?
Clerk: Oh I'm sure they will, the ones that don't get sold as pets will be sold as feeder rats...but don't worry, we'll restock at the end on the month.
Much later that day...
Tavar: What are you doing...what is THAT?
Dad: I couldn't just let him stay there to land in the belly of a snake! Look at him, poor thing.
Tavar: Yes you could! One rat is bad enough...but two, it's an infestation! Does Mom know?
Dad: Ummm, well...no.
Tavar: Can I chase him? Mo and Patches were nuggets, this guy looks like a ham hock...Mmmmmmm. Horrible nasty beast.... hope I don't get fleas or the plague!
The Kid: Tavar, you know that's a common misconception. Rats make great pets; they're in expensive, easy to take care of, very social and can even be taught tricks...unlike some dogs I know!
Tavar: Thank DOG...we have nothing in common!
Mom: Hello everyone…busy day at work! Anything interesting happen today?
Tavar: (pointing an accusing finger) Why don’t you ask HIM!
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