Wednesday, June 29, 2016

I Met A Rat in Phoenix #BlogPaws

Man in tux kissing rat, woman shocked over rat on her shoulder
One rat…two reactions!


We just returned from the BlogPaws 2016 conference in Phoenix. It was so much fun meeting friends and their pets like Jasper from
Bernard from Dog and His Boy is clearly more comfortable with this little guy. In my defense, have you ever felt tiny rat feet on your shoulder?? Jasper was very sweet and is training to become a therapy rat.
Have your ever held a pet rat? Squeak about it in the comments!

5 cute cartoon rats
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31 comments :

  1. I'd like to meet a rat - hee hee!

    My momma felt rat feet run across her foot one time - but it wuzn't no pet rat. She wuz totally freaked.

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  2. The mama had a gerbil once many moons ago, that was a challenge for her mother :o) We only have RATatouille here sometimes but no rat :o)

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  3. Oooh, is this little rat wearing a bow tie?!! That's so adorable!!

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  4. Oh my dog, Bentley! Thank dog your mom had the rat and not you. They are such terrible creatures! I was forced to spend the weekend locked in a fenced area with one of these rat things hiding. It was so scary. I have more about it coming on Friday, but boy they are scary critters!

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  5. I'm pretty sure Mom would NEVER touch a rat. But they sound.... delicious... Sorry, Jasper. *gulp*

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  6. Jasper was EVERYWHERE at Blogpaws!

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  7. Mommy did not hold Jasper at BlogPaws. She's a big chicken. MOL

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  8. BOL! BOL! Oh boys, your momma's face is PRICELESS in that photo! I think Ma just peed her pants she laughed so hard! Oh, what a great way to start the day.
    Oz

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  9. Both those photos are wonderful! I wouldn't mind a rat on my shoulder just so long as it is someone's pet. I think they are pretty cute and amazingly smart.

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  10. haha! rats are so cute and so smart! They make amazing pets <3
    xo talenthounds

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  11. My sister and I had pet rats when we were kids! they can be smart and fun. We loved to put them on our shoulder then kind of hide them with our hair and wait for peoples reactions when they would peek out. LOL!
    hugs
    PugRanch Mom

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  12. To be true, when we hold a rat, it's not good for him ; Claire had a friend who had rats, and she says they are nice and funny critters. Purrs

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  13. SCREAM!!!!! Ok he is cute
    Lily & Edward

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  14. You are brave cuz our mom would not let a rat touch her.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  15. BOL! Thank you so much for the chuckle! It was wonderful meeting all four of you guys finally in Arizona! You all are so sweet and sure made our first conference an absolute delight!!! :)

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  16. I loved that little rat. Watching it eat a teeny berry during a breakout session was absolutely ADORABLE!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  17. Rats can be terrific pets though I think their quick actions startle peeps. Love the expression on your mum's face!

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  18. Ha, I'd be more like you! OK, that little rat certainly made the rounds. I saw more photos of him on Facebook than any other animal. He definitely got some good training for his new job!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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  19. The mom met Jasper too. She thought he was very cute...though she really didn't want to hold him. :)

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  20. So sorry we missed you, Bentley and Pierre in BlogPaws! Mom kind of has a problem with the rats too, online cute, in person, not so much. Probably because as city folks rats are pretty nasty here. Love Dolly

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  21. Jasper was so sweet & the most loving rat I ever had the pleasure of meeting!

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  22. I haven't held a rat, but I did sit next to Jasper at lunch and he was eating off a fork. So adorable! I love both of these pictures.

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  23. Haha! Those two pics are hilarious!! I'm sure I would have had the same reaction at first, but I love learning more about these little guys from Chesnutt Mutts.

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  24. Cute!!!!!

    Loved today's post :D :D

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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  25. Isn't it funny how you can kiss a pet rat, but you would never want to touch one in, say, a New York subway station.

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  26. Dar has a love affair with these rats thanks to Abby!

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  27. Aww I love rats. Out of all the small critters I had growing up they were by far the most affectionate. So yeah, my reaction would have been more like Bernard's :)

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  28. I see Bernard kissed a rat & he Liked it! You, not so much, LOL! Love these pics!
    Love & biscuits
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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