Monday, April 4, 2011

Say "Hi" to Rhino

Yesterday afternoon after church and filling our bellies with yummy Joe's Crab Shack, me and the 2 kiddos went to Petland. We ooooh'd and aaaah'd at all the cute pets they have to offer. After probably an hour of looking and hearing, "Mommy, I want a pet. Can we get one?" we purchased a little half mouse half hamster. I really didn't have any intentions on buying an animal but I couldn't resist. I have had several dwarf hamsters before and have always had pets throughout my life. Unfortunately, since moving to Chicago about a year and a half ago, we have had no pets :( That makes me sad. We can't have dogs in our building and my daughter and husband are allergic to cats, my husband rolls his eyes at me when I say I want a bunny, and I don't think I could handle a bird chirping all the time. So, there he was! In the little tank with probably at least 20 other little hybrid mouse/hamsters. Say "Hi!"

Little Rhino, named after the hamster in "Bolt" 


You're "awwww"-ing right now aren't you?!? Well, rodents aren't for everyone but I ♥ them! I used to have a rat in my early 20s and I considered getting one this time around, and probably would have but I didn't see any in the designated tank and didn't feel like asking an employee. But, I'm happy with little Rhino! His cute little feet tickle when you hold him and he nibbles on my jewelry. I try to act cool but really I think I'm just as excited about him as the kids are :) 

Rhino from Disney's "Bolt" 

13 comments:

  1. so cute!!! congrats on the new edition to the family. lol

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  2. I am amazed that hamsters and mice can be crossed, I didn't think it could be done across species lines. Interesting.

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  3. He is so cute! I love that you named him after a character :)

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  4. such a cutie! There's a festival this Saturday that will be selling lil chicks and bunnies. We may be coming home with a bunny--though not sure how the cats will like it--or they will like it TOO much! :) (GaleazGlass)

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  5. Cute little guy:) It is fun for kids to help take care of pets!

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  6. Ok....if you say so he is cute....lol...rodents are not my idea of pets but that is ok!

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  7. Welcome to Rhino and everyone in Chicago.

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  8. I'm not a rodent fan but he is cute! I'm sure the kiddos are thrilled. :D

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  9. Rodents are very smart and can make great pets in the right hands. One of my adult daughters had two white rats, 'the Girls', for years and enjoyed them thoroughly.

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  10. Very cute, and such a nice sized pet!

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  11. I got one for my bday when I was 13- so lil and active, I loved watching it!

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