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    OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    So, this morning, I bring in two really nice dumbo males into work (about five weeks old) to give to a co-worker that wanted them as pets.

    Dummy me has to be Super Woman and carry everything into the office in one trip - including the rats.

    So the rats are in one hand, and I go to swipe my access card to get in the building, and in the same motion, manage to unlatch one half of the tub - and.......you guessed it, dumped the aspen AND the rats on the ground in front of the door.

    I'm chasing rats around, grab one of them, and the other one? Um, err..... he runs into the bushes, into the THICK bushes, at 5:30 in the morning where I can't see him.

    I'm like oh no, oh no, oh no!!!!! Where's a feral cat when you need them? Oh lord, if this rat comes out from under the bushes and anyone sees him, I'm toast! Everyone will know where it came from - and how am I going to explain to Sal that one of his rats has heeded the call of the wild?

    I am thoroughly disgusted and images of what can go wrong continue to replay in my head. Someone's going to go out and the rat's going to run over their feet.

    Well, so I go back outside and walk along the entire length of the bushes willing this rat to come out. I step back to think - and out pops a little head. I telepathically say "FREEZE!" and he steps back into the bushes, but is still in the front - I get on my hands and knees and creep up to him and POUNCE! - Got him!

    He's now safely in his permanent home. Sal came to pick them up about 1/2 an hour after disaster was averted! And I still have my job!

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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    Whoa! Robin I would have freaked out and cried most likely! SO glad to hear your powers of telepathy and cat like reflexes are still in their prime!

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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    What a way to start off a morning! Who needs coffee when you can be chasing rats! Congrats on the recovery!
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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    AAAAHAAAA


    No thats funny.

    how am I going to explain to Sal that one of his rats has heeded the call of the wild?
    Nothing wrong with that at all.
    When you've got 10,000 people trying to do the same thing, why would you want to be number 10,001? ~ Mark Cuban
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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    Hehehehehehehe....Robin you need to change your title from Steel Magnolia to The Rat Whisperer!
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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by frankykeno View Post
    Hehehehehehehe....Robin you need to change your title from Steel Magnolia to The Rat Whisperer!

    Oh I love that "The Rat Whisperer"
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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    Quote Originally Posted by frankykeno View Post
    Hehehehehehehe....Robin you need to change your title from Steel Magnolia to The Rat Whisperer!
    It's funny you say that - the staff at PetSmart calls me the Rat Whisperer whenever I come in! LOL

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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    glad everything turned out well, but if you weren't fully awake at 5:30 in the morning, chasing a rat in the shrubbery will do it.
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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    that's too funny lol need a locking cage for transport
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    Re: OH No! My life (job) flashed before my eyes

    Wheew!!

    I've had close calls like that before... It is the most adrenaline pumping thing I have had to do in some cases..

    Rollercoaster? HAH!

    Chase a Rat around your friends house!!!
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