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Historical re-enactment.
14-OCT-2009

Historical re-enactment.

The great thing about living in the countryside is you are close to nature. I awaken to the sound
of songbird and go to sleep to the gentle baa-ing of sheep.
But sometimes nature gets too close. Like the time my son observed: 'there's something cute and
cuddly behind the flowerpot'. Given that the flowerpot was indoors and that 'cute and
cuddly' aren't adjectives I'd use to describe a rat, I did well not to scream. But I did run out
to my husband who was cutting the hedge, and who had accidently disturbed the rat, seeking
his assistance in removing the unwanted rodent from the house. That it was in our pre-Toffee
days ao we contemplated calling in a friend who owns a terrier, but settled for putting down a rat-trap
which fortunately worked.
I was reminded of this incident when I bought this toy rat on my trip to IKEA last week.

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LynnH18-Oct-2009 22:18
Rats can bite!! The cute toy will just cuddle instead!
Norman Richard15-Oct-2009 21:19
What a cute and cudly ... thing! :)
Máire Uí Mhaicín15-Oct-2009 20:22
I infinitely prefer this version of a rat to the real thing!
Cathryn Gallacher15-Oct-2009 20:15
The one in the picture really *is* cute and cuddly. Though Kevin also has a point...!
Johnny JAG15-Oct-2009 18:29
Much cuter than the real thing!
Nicki Thurgar15-Oct-2009 17:12
Ah... I had a selection of "fluffy things" brought in to my house in the countryside by my old cat... bats, moles, voles, rats...pheasants...!
globalgadabout15-Oct-2009 15:31
good tale of your rat encounter...this one is much more likeable..
Kevin Chester15-Oct-2009 15:15
If you find one this size your husband will run away too,
pkocinski15-Oct-2009 12:30
Cute stuffed toy! LOL at the story and I'm very glad it wasn't me that found it because I would have gone ballistic if I found one in the house!
Keith O'Brien15-Oct-2009 12:02
LOL! Great story!
Neal Nye15-Oct-2009 11:37
It's amazing what you can find at IKEA. And amazing what wants to share our houses with us when the weather turns cold. It's also fascinating what you can find in this gallery everyday. I love the variety!
Colin Storey15-Oct-2009 09:18
Cute shot and great story.
Phillip Normanton15-Oct-2009 06:26
Awww, cute little ratty pink paws too - much better than the real thing :o)
Valene15-Oct-2009 02:36
I would much rather have a stuffed rat than a real one. Nice shot!
laine14-Oct-2009 23:41
hehehe...and how did he react to his parents disposing of the cute & cuddly something ??
Nora van Beek14-Oct-2009 23:37
I've heard that rats can actually make pretty good pets, although I don't know if I could ever get past my aversion to them. This one's pretty cute, though....
Ulla Inkeri Huhta14-Oct-2009 22:51
Hey, that´s my dog, Bonnies, favourite toy "Small Rat". We also have "Big Rat" (from the amusement park in Helsinki).
Many, many times I´ve stumbled over those darn rats in the dark and almost got an heartattack ´cause do they look REAL? LOL!
Stephanie14-Oct-2009 22:50
A very cute photo. A very sad story for the rat...
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