Monday, June 17, 2013

...food fight?

I cleaned the rat cages this evening. Things went pretty normally, though with the new fact that I'm not putting Kora and Aniki in with Sabine even briefly. (Let's just say that Sabine isn't playing nice anymore. This is an unpleasant and depressing fact for both her and me.) Nothing out of the ordinary happened until I put the younger girls back in their own cage.

Niki came to greet me when I was bending over to pick up the trash bag I'd been using, so I was more or less on eye level with her. Of course I was mildly distracted by how adorable she is, and failed to notice that she had something in her mouth until she threw it at me. I looked down...and realized it was food.

That rat threw her food at me.

I don't know if she: 1) was thanking me for cleaning her cage, 2) was requesting different food, 3) was trying to initiate a food fight, or 4) all the above.

Whichever it is, I am still extremely perplexed and amazed.

Adorable Niki is adorable

In other news, I have a temp job that starts on the day this post goes up. This is the first work I've had this year, so I'm pretty happy, and just hoping that my unemployment stint is pretty much over.

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

She is indeed a rat of many talents. Good luck on the new temp job -- I hope it leads to more opportunities!

Magaly Guerrero said...

Now I'm intrigued and wanting to go search rat behavior...

Hope the new job is all you expect, and a bit more!

Sarita Rucker said...

Rats certainly are funny critters.

The temp job has been extended past the single week I was originally hired for. It's good to be working again. :)