Friday, July 25, 2014

Freebie Friday!

Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received: 


A sample of Meow Mix cat food. *I put this out for the stray cats in my neighborhood.*
A sample of Nexxus Color Assure
A sample bottle of Olay Body Wash

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Funny Liquid Plumr Commercial



I wonder what people 30 years ago would think of some of the commercials that are on tv now a days.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Rat Update

Scribbles had been battling an eye allergy but as you can see is all better now. He was so good about letting me wash his face off several times a day. He's become my little social man. When I first rescued him from a woman who didn't want him, he wouldn't even let me pet him. Now he jumps up and down when he sees me because he's happy to see me and wants to come out to play. 

Flower was recently checking out the pink *not purple* dinosaur. For those of you that read romance books and get swag, yes that's a Cheryl Dragon *dragon* . I got it in a box of swag *pens, bookmarks ect* Flower is still hyper as heck and still dive bombs my shirt but loves to come out and play now. When I got her from the same woman I rescued Scribbles from, she wasn't socialized at all and wouldn't let us get close to her with our hands. She is very social and loving now. 

As you may know from previous posts, Lucky had his first bath recently. He didn't freak out like some rats do and loved being held and cuddled in a blanket afterwards. He's cleaning his face in this picture even though it looks like he's praying to the treat gods for a yogi. lol 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I found this funny and true


*click on picture to enlarge.*

Monday, July 21, 2014

Happy Raturday!

Welcome to a new weekly blog post I'm calling, Raturday! I've seen Caturday and while that's really cute, I think the rats needs some photo time so everyone can see how cute these little animals are. I've gotten permission from Rat Logic's fb page to share their pictures on my blog. So get ready to smile because these are cute. 

*click pictures to enlarge*






Sunday, July 20, 2014

10 Animals You Might Not Know About



I watched this video and only knew about 2 of these animals before seeing this. How many of then did you know of. A couple of them are cute as heck.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Weekly Rat Facts: Buck Grease and Baths

Sometimes male rats will get what is called Buck Grease on their skin. It will look orangish brown and make their skin and fur greasy. It usually happens when they are going into puberty but can actually happen at any age. My Lucky is 18 months old and I started to notice he has a patch of greasy fur on his back.

So I gave him his first bath. Some rats like water and some do not. Lucky, I wasn't too sure about since he will fish frozen corn and peas out of a tub of water with no problem but he has never jumped in the water so I wasn't sure how he was going to react. 

I put a towel in the bottom of the sink so he would have something to keep from slipping on and filled the sink with about 2 inches of warm water and then took Lucky over to the sink. I put his hind legs in the water and kept one hand under his front paws and head so that I was holding him up. He only has one front paw and I didn't want him to try and walk around and dunk his head in the water. I started rubbing water on his back and he laid his head in my hand and just let me do it. He must have thought it was a wet rattie massage or something.

Most rats will try to jump out of the water, will fear poop in the water or scratch up your hands and arms trying to get out of the water if they don't want to be in it. Lucky didn't do any of those things. He did jump one time in the very beginning until I started rubbing water and soap on him and then he just laid in my hand. I took him out and wrapped him in a baby blanket and rubbed him until most of the water was gone and then let him start cleaning himself. 


What really made me laugh was after I got him all clean, rinsed him off and when I went to pick him up he jumped right on my shirt, getting me all wet. 

That's me in my wet shirt with him wiggling out of his blanket. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Freebie Friday!


Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

Frizz Ease Finish Polishing Serum and Touch Up Cream.
Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing cloths
Aquaphor Lip Repair
Tenacious Tape Samples 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Why Dogs and Cats Should Always Have A Collar

If we're friends on fb you might have already seen this on my wall the other day but for those that didn't....

So here's my happy little story for today. Ken walked outside to go to the store and saw this little Chihuahua sitting in the rocks right in front of our door. It's around 105F outside so we brought her inside and thankfully she had a collar on with a phone number so I called it and told the lady we had her dog and our address. Well about 30 minutes went by and I get a call from a guy who says his ex wife called and said I had his dog and he wanted my address. Guess he needs to change the number on the collar. lol Turns out he lives about a block from me and he came and got her. He was so happy to have his dog back. Her name is Tiffy. She was so friendly, just laid with us on the couch wanting to be petted while we waited for her owner to come get her.

Look at that little face. 

And this is why I think that dogs as well as cats should always wear a collar with their phone number on it. I cannot tell you how many animals we have found, brought home only so find they didn't have a collar so we'd have to call animal control to come pick them up and hope that they have a microchip. I know some people only put their pets collars on them when they take them for a walk and that's a bad idea. What if like this little girl, someone opens the door and your dog or cat runs outside? 

What if someone breaks into your home and the animals get out? What about an earthquake scaring your animals and they get out through an open door or window? Things happen and I hate finding animals outside and having no recourse but to call animal control. 

I know some people have told me that I should let the animals back outside and maybe they'll know their way home. Maybe they are outside cats that roam during the day and go home at night. Sorry, I'm not taking the chance that this animal has no place to be and will die on the streets when it has a chance to find his owners or a new home by going to the shelter. 

Don't want your outside cat to get picked up by someone like me and sent to a shelter? Then don't let them outside or at the very least put a collar with a tag and a phone number on them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Hairless Rat Reactions...

I had a lady come in my apartment the other day because she was asking hubby if she could borrow one of his tools. Flower popped her head up and the lady looked over at her and almost screamed. She said, "Omg, what is that? What's wrong with it?"

We explained that she was a hairless rat and the lady kept asking, "But why doesn't she have any hair?" I tried to explain that just like a hairless cat, she was born hairless but was still a rat just like my other ones. 


I find it funny some of the reactions I will get when they see her. 

Most times they go over to her cage and have their face right up to the bars looking around for the cute furry animal that's in there and out pops Flower in all her naked glory. 

The I take her out and let them see her and how friendly she is and they usually will see the cute side of her. Then she'll dive bomb my shirt and most times people will shudder, thinking about a hairless rat running around under their clothes. LOL 

She loves to burrow in my shirt and come running out to play. I think it's funny that the fact she is in my shirt freaks them out more than the fact that she has no fur.