One of the pleasures (in my opinion) of going and visiting partners is that you also get to visit their entire household. In the case of visiting m’Lady in Melbourne, this not only meant getting to catch up with hir partners, but also Ambrosia the Rat!
Last time I went to Melbourne I didn’t manage to get a single picture of Ambrosia – she is so damned fast! This time I more than made up for it, and came home with nearly 80 photos, just of her
Isn’t she a cutie? (Yes, there are click-throughs on all the pics.)
She’s an extremely independent ratty, and as well has having her own (enormous) cage, she has also created nests and stashes to hide away her treasures, in various places around the house (under the fridge, behind the cabinet, in the cushions of the sofa…). But she’s also very much part of the family – and you should see her appear when a crisps packet is opened!
Luckily for me, Ambrosia is also quite partial to ‘Auntie Dee’. Which pleased me no end – because it meant I could hand the camera over to Tethys and get some photos of us together
That said, it seems she’s partial to me as a) a food dispenser; b) an exciting new naturist confidence course; and c) holder of intriguing clicky-flashy machine (she was positively preening for it by the end of my stay). But I adore the wee ratty girl no matter what her reason for paying attention – she’s part of the family, and utterly lovely
What do you think?
While I have visited households with pet rats before, Ambrosia is the first I’ve gotten to know as a friend, you know?