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My two pet rats so cheeky and slight,
 One brown and one black and white,
Who live only a short age
 Rattlin' around in their cage!
I love their soft smooth coats
 And large bulbous scrotes,
That long ratty tail that grows -
 Big eyes and ears and twitchin' nose!
Jumpin' and playin' and runnin' -
 So adventurous and so cunnin'!
Always fastidiously cleanin',
 Primpin' and groomin' and preenin',
Or on the loose goin' AWOL
 In the lounge room or down the hall
Busy chasin' and busy hurryin',
 And busy climbin', hidin' and scurryin'!
Hear them up the Christmas Tree
 Jinglin' and janglin' - a joy to see,
Or on the sofa playful and bolder
 Huddlin' on my shoulder,
Scamperin' down my shirt and sleeve 
 Furry heads in and out weave,
Yes, truly I am a lover of all
 God's creatures great and small.
My gorgeous little rats so loved by me...
 One called Hunter, one called Karmy!

Dedicated to my two wonderful rats,
      Hunter and Karmichael.

                June 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 1/31/2016 11:09:00 PM
KEITH, Congratulations on your sweet Pet win. XOX ~LINDA~
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Date: 1/27/2016 11:49:00 PM
What a delightful write Keith...Congrats on big win!!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 1/27/2016 11:51:00 PM
Thanks Doc. I do appreciate ALL of your comments and encouragement.
Date: 1/26/2016 12:05:00 PM
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Date: 1/26/2016 7:18:00 AM
They are kinda cute. well done, Keith.
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Date: 1/26/2016 1:39:00 AM
hamsters!... great piece and congrats, keith!
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Date: 1/25/2016 4:08:00 PM
Keith, even though I don't particularly like rats, I still loved your poem. Very clever with wonderful flow..thank you for being a part of my contest *smiles* -luloo
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Date: 9/19/2015 9:38:00 AM
How cute Keith! Lovely write n a superb win! Big congrats!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 9/20/2015 8:43:00 AM
Thanks again Doc. Rats get a bad rap but they are so much fun!
Date: 9/18/2015 6:51:00 PM
a cute poem Keith many congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 9/20/2015 8:43:00 AM
Thanks Jan. take care.
Date: 6/17/2015 10:21:00 PM
Rat Rollicking rock and rolling fun!! this poem is cute as can be (if i could just stand the sight of rats!) Mice not so bad!!
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/18/2015 6:09:00 PM
I thought my wife had rocks in her head when she brought these two furry rodents home but I gotta tell ya I'm a convert. They are (were) personality plus! Beautiful little creatures who loved being around us. Cheers Andrea.
Date: 6/16/2015 8:44:00 PM
What a cute write Keith ... Good luck in the contest ... Bev
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Keith Trestrail
Date: 6/17/2015 6:12:00 AM
Thanks Bev. Glad you liked it. Rats get a bad rap!