Monday, November 15, 2010

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere

Just when you thought I couldn’t get any more redneck, I brought home 2 more rats Nina (isn’t she cute sitting on LT Fromage’s hand?) and Ruger. Yes, the latter is defiantly named after my gun. H3LL yeah. Our rodent population is now at 5.

Ruger is so tiny (can you tell?) she’s not actually weaned yet, so I’m feeding her bits of soft bread soaked in condensed milk every few hours. She’s even coming to work with me (take your rodent-daughter-to-work day?) so I can keep her fed and hydrated. Of course, she hangs out in a travel cage nestled into one of those reusable grocery bags, because I’m not sure my coworkers would be stoked to see a rat chillin’ on the reception desk….

While I’m probably in the running for Rat Mom of the Year, my employer isn’t so happy with me because I’ve had quite a few doctors’ appointments recently (You thought it was due to the rat, didn’t you?).

Now, I’m not sure if this is fair, but I’m told my job “will no longer be protected” if I keep seeing the doctor. Uhm, this kind of irks me because I’ve still got a positive balance of paid hours and I’m legitimately at the doctor for something that needs to be addressed like, now. Nothing like getting punished for taking care of one’s self, right? Eff. I’ll be visiting HR later, armed with a note from one of my doctors. Hopefully I don’t walk out with a pink slip.

So, please forgive my lack of posts on my blog and comments on yours. I’m busy trying to keep my job, juggle my multitude of visits to the hospital and keep the tummy of a little rat full. All while LT Fromage is gone again, of course.

It’s 11:30 on a Monday morning; is it too early for a bottle, er, I mean glass, of wine?


  1. aww our puppy is named after that gun too =) He's our Ruger-dog! Love it!
    I can't BELEIVE they would threaten you to be fired for going to the doctor -- especially if it's soemthing that needs to be taken care of! ugh! the nerve!

  2. Aw, great minds think alike! Great name, and a great gun :) What kind of dog is Ruger?

  3. Our daughter named her SON Gunnar after her love of guns. It's a sad, but true tale. I'm sorry, but I have no tolerance of anything rodent. Ruger is lovely, but...eeeek! Don't come near me with your mousey child.

  4. I don't mind the whole rodent thing, I just don't like the way they smell. I hate cleaning their cages because no matter how clean you keep it, it always has a certain urine smell.

    They are cute though, when they are little!

    Hope everything is ok with you, with all your doctor visits and all.

  5. Ruger has got to be the cutest thing I've ever seen! My hubs will love that a) you named him that and b) that you actually own your own Ruger. Very cool.

    Glad to read that your got the HR thing worked out. That was crazy!

  6. citymouse- Ruger says thank you ;)

    I'm surprised at how much some people love their guns (GUNNAR?? wow!), I thought I was crazy about mine, but I see I'm upstaged!


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