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Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:46 am

Given the success of the Random Cat and Dog sections here, I think it is time that other pet types are represented as well.

Before we adopted Natasha, we had a rat that was named Rat Bastard Sr., that loved to travel a lot, and even had his own little perch on the dash of our old van.

Here is Rat Bastard Senior out at Bluff Point State Park, near Groton, CT. He decided to take a dive off of the wagon and into the water, and even attempted to swim out to sea.
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This one is just after he caught a small fish and ate it in the water:
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And here he is, after he came back to land (and freaked out a Collie at the same time):
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby TinGoat » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:56 pm

A not so drowned rat!
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:08 am

TinGoat wrote:A not so drowned rat!


Rat Bastard Senior was quite the swimmer. He enjoyed hopping into a filled bathtub and swimming laps in the tub. We has a 55 gallon aquarium that he learned how to open the lids to and enjoyed swimming, diving, and occasionally catching and eating a fish.
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:15 am

Here is Rat Bastard Sr. posing on a 2-6-2 #103 at the Connecticut Valley Railroad in Essex, CT:
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby ConducTTor » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:22 am

I'm still (and probably will be forever) in awe of the fact that you guys can take random animals all over the place (outside) and not lose them. Unbelievable.
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:36 am

ConducTTor wrote:I'm still (and probably will be forever) in awe of the fact that you guys can take random animals all over the place (outside) and not lose them. Unbelievable.


We came real close to losing a cat on such a trip. We used to have a black and white cat that we named Allegheny, after the 2-6-6-6 locomotive. During a trip to New York state, we pulled into a rest area so Allegheny and Natasha could get out and stretch a bit. Some dipstick decided that it would be fun to unleash his pitbull on Natasha. Allegheny jumped in, ripping his harness apart in the process, and tore into the dog, but ended up getting hurt in the process. The Connecticut state trooper that came tried to cite us for not having a harness on Allegheny, but eyewitnesses got him to drop that charge. The pitbull was taken away, as it attacked another animal without cause, and ticketed the owner for not having his dog under control.

Allegheny walked with a limp after that, and died of old age (he was around 14 when we got him) a few months later. That was around 5 years ago, and Natasha is still with us.

A lot of it is training, and a lot of it is choosing to adopt the right animal.
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby CaTTwoman281 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:36 pm

Here is our old ferret, Katya, acting as though she is driving our large scale locomotive:
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Here is the locomotive and it's tender, on our former 8 foot trailer:
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Sun May 19, 2013 9:18 pm

Here is our rooster, perched on my pick-up truck:
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby Marquette » Sun May 19, 2013 11:13 pm

I would have guessed anything except rooster...
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Re: Random non-Cat or Dog pet Stuff

Postby AstroGoat760 » Mon May 20, 2013 1:03 am

Marquette wrote:I would have guessed anything except rooster...

That is our current rooster, a red colored Silkie chicken.

Silkie chickens are very good at raising baby chicks and sitting on eggs, hence why we have three of them, the rooster, and two hens, one black and one grey. Each hen is currently taking in chicks that we recently bought, one is watching 5 two week old chicks, and the other is watching 6 month old chicks, between the chicks, all but one are hens, so in a matter of a couple of months, we will not need to buy eggs from stores anymore.
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