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I’m surprised sometimes how thoughtful my boys are with each other!

First, Weston, who is a vegetarian, helped Ross drag a deer over the hill.

Then Ross noticed that Weston used a plastic skull for a play house (or whatever) for his pet rat.

So Ross brought Weston a real skull for his rat that he found in the woods!

Somehow, this precious treasure got left behind, on the bench in front of this sign. Which makes the sign even more unwelcoming. But anyway. I think Ross’s gesture went unappreciated!

Don’t you just hate it when you choose the wrong gift like that? Just a word of caution for ya with the holiday season upon us!

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Posted by Suzanne McMinn on November 28, 2012  

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  1. 11-28

    That is awesome. I have a skull collection. So far the only skull in it though is a squirrel skull I found this summer. I need to spend more time in the woods looking for skulls!

  2. 11-28

    LOL too funny!

  3. 11-28

    I like that combination. I vote leave it as is!

  4. 11-28

    Hilarious! I’d leave it there, too.

  5. 11-28

    Ross’ real skull will provide Weston’s rat with calcium! What a thoughtful gesture by Ross!
    I have a few skulls somewhere. A squirrel from when I tore down the old gyproc and insulation in the basement. I also found about 20 pounds of pistachios, peanuts and sunflower seeds! I have a beaver skull and a lil mousey skeleton. It’s been awhile since I looked at them, but I think there’s another critter head that should be listed.
    I think the skull looks like it belongs there with the sign!

    :) Pam

  6. 11-30

    Looks like a dog or coyote skull.

  7. 12-2

    The odd humor of the skull with the sign is perfect. I’d keep it there for a while just for the fun of it.
    I do suggest that if Weston decides to use the skull for his ratty, that he give it a good scrubbing with a touch of liquid dish soap, vinegar & rinse it well. I would also bake it on low [225-250 degrees]for at least 2 hours. This will kill off any unhealthy wildlife so that the rat isn’t made ill.
    As for the ‘play house’ for the rat, rats crave stimulation, even more so if it is a single rat. Rats are very social animals & if they don’t get a lot of people/ratty play time, can get depressed. I have a single rat that spends at least 3+ hours out with me daily, along with wheel time. She also has a large collection of play environments [Fisher/Price, Little Tykes, etc.]that get switched out on a 2 week basis to keep her amused.
    I know, that’s a lot of ratty info, but I dislike seeing unhappy rats & their owners.
    Thank you for sharing life at CITR, I enjoy visiting often.
    ~C8> (see the rat?)

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