Happiness is a newly adopted pet from the animal shelter. Say 'hi' to Maisy, the lovable white rat from the SPCA. Yes, I said RAT, she's not a mouse! Difference? Bigger and more intelligent.
She's only 6 mths old (just reached adulthood) and given up by her family. Reason for giving up (as stated in her form): "Cannot keep the rat anymore". Hmmm... I wonder if a kid was asked by his parents to give her up.
Anyway, she's found her forever home with a chihuahua and two hamsters :)
Poor hubs who came with me today watched in TOTAL HORROR as I trotted past him carrying Maisy the rat, heading for the adoption office (as I was only supposed to be there to check how Tina the chihuahua was doing).
Don't worry darling, I'm sure you will learn to love her. Kids and I adore her already!