Today, April 4th 2012, is the tenth World Rat Day. It was started with the aim of promoting the positives about rats. Every year I think I should try to do something, even if it’s just having some ratty friends over for tea and cake, but it always slips my mind until a few days before.
This year I thought our rats should at least get a bit of a treat on what is, after all, their special day. Now, I’m fairly strict with our kids – they get very little dairy or sugar as a rule – but one of the small hollow chocolate eggs I bought for our Easter egg hunt at work had been smashed and fallen on the floor, so I nabbed it to be the ratties’ Easter Egg, and decided they could have a little taste today in honour of Their Day.
They were mostly not to sure what to do with it as none of them had had chocolate before. and in fact Hawkeye dropped his after his first taste and had to be persuaded to have another go. But in the end they all enjoyed it.
I did have the usual trouble trying to photograph the boys, hence the odd camera angle in the photo of Radar. Of course I got the obligatory one of them hanging over the edge of the bed:
But I also managed to get a couple of good ones:
The girls were equally unsure about chocolate to start with but also tucked in when they got the idea.
A few other pics of the girls too – together:
Happy World Rat Day!