Related Posts with Thumbnails

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pet Rat

The brickwalls are going up at the construction site. Funny how that made my kitchen look bigger. The workers have also set up their kitchen in my kitchen. When we arrived, they were scooping out curry chicken from their wok. The foreman has moved into the Household Shelter since he is Top Dog around there and deserves his own room.

AND the men have found themselves a pet.

Last week, I saw rat cages set up around the perimeter of the construction site. Today, I saw a little rat in one of the cages. It's the size of half my fist, has a twitchy nose and black beady eyes. It shared the cage with titbits of all sorts that the group of rough and tough machos threw in. Who would have thought that this band of roughs and toughs had hearts so tender that they would adopt a pet RAT?

It certainly isn't something Picky Petunia would do. Rats and the Black Plague remain a strong association in my mind but this was a baby rat with a bald spot on its back. It looked cute, very scared and quite harmless, BUT both The Husband and I refused to bring it home. Firstly, it isn't our pet. Secondly, if it ever turns out to be a Girl Rat who'll grow up into a Woman Rat, who'll give birth to a bunch of Baby Rats, we're done for.

No way.

And now I worry. What if Macho Construction Workers' Cute Pet Rat runs off and gives birth to Baby Rats? And if there is ONE baby, surely there are others? And if there are others, surely there is a Big Momma somewhere. Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear! And we will be moving into that house. How ah?


Anonymous said...

Mayb the workers are rearing the rat for food??? Just kidding! ;)

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

*sings* there's rat sightings ~ ~ ~ in the neighbourhooood ~ ~ ~ who you call ~ ~ ~ RAT BUSTERS!!

there u go, problem solved. *WIDE GRIN*

petunialee said...

Auntie Lucia - Ewwwwwwwwwwww!

petunialee said...

Fry - THAT was a nice movie wasn't it?

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...


childhood memories. ghosts + spirits would be far more tolerable if they're marshmallows. ahahahahahahahaha!

Blur Ting said...

Send Rusty! I have to tell you that you can't avoid having rats in a landed house. My parent's house used to have an entire family running about in the ceiling all night.

Malar said...

rat? I will jump out of scariness!

petunialee said...

Ting - Really? Oh dear!!

petunialee said...

Malar - It didn't look like a rat 'cos it was a baby. Otherwise, I would have freaked out too!!