15 January 2009

Introducing ......

Last night we arrived home, at just before 7.30pm with our new pets a pair of eight week old Dumbo's and while we watched them scamper around their new playpen we mulled over some names... some were dismissed, and others considered but by 8.30pm we had christened them :

Tolgus - Black with a white underbelly (to be known as Gussie)
Barncoose - White with a brown head and a white flash on her nose (to be known as Barnie)

Both are female, and have different characters. Barnie is the more outgoing of the two, exploring first while Gussie tried to stay in the carrier until the last possible minute and I had to assist her in moving to her new home with a gentle push.

When they had tentatively explored their domain, they then started playing together, first one getting the better of the other but it soon turned around to the other one winning again. It was fascinating to watch them interacting together bouncing around and tumbling in a heap when they got tired they would curl up and sleep.

Pictures to follow later, as we didn't want to get them too stressed last night..

If you are still curious..then we are now the proud owners of two female Dumbo rats and the litter tray is because they can be trained to use one to save messing up their cage so not a bad clue but not what you may have thought either

10 comments:

Elaine said...

No, indeed. Rats were the last thing on my mind!

lindsayslife said...

Oh, I can't wait to see some pics!

Love their chosen names too....

x

~An9eL~ said...

Tolgus?I'm curious - What kind of name is that?

Rach said...

Oh yes, not what I was expecting either...look forward to the pics..xx

SOH said...

Tolgus was the school in Cornwall that i went to thinking of names that had meaning but not standard. SOH

sally-ann said...

Tolgus and Barncoose! Why am I not surprised?! But rats! Please, please don't bring them to Portreath when you next come down as I lived on a farm for a while and have a very strong aversion to them. Can't wait to see the photos though x

gemmak said...

Oh...I can't wait for the pics and I love the names :o)

A. said...

I see. Well that's not what I was thinking of either! :)

Kathy G said...

My brother-in-law kept rats years ago. Although he never talked us into getting some, I remember they were quite intelligent.

The W.O.W. factor said...

OMG! I was close! Mice vs Rat...(guess I was thinking "small" scale) I knew you'd be getting something that didn't require TOO much care so you and SOH could still have fun on your bikes!I can't wait for pix and now I've got to Google Dumbos...I've never heard of them!
Enjoy your new little additions to your family!
Give them a {squeeze}for me!
Barb