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A RECORD!

 

 

A household tradition, its origin lost in the mists of time, is to take our current rat out into the garden when the first Turk's Head Lillies of the year flower. Accordingly Ratty X had the honour of observing this tradition for the third time last week. She has lived longer than any of her predecessors, all the rest had only two garden visits during their days on this mortal coil..

A RECORD!

 

 

A household tradition, its origin lost in the mists of time, is to take our current rat out into the garden when the first Turk's Head Lillies of the year flower. Accordingly Ratty X had the honour of observing this tradition for the third time last week. She has lived longer than any of her predecessors, all the rest had only two garden visits during their days on this mortal coil..

comments (12)

I take it a fourth visit is unlikely and Ratty XI will be the recipient of this great honour
Chris: Oh very much so..
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 13 Jul 2014, 05:40
So pleased Ratty X made it, Chris, and she obviously knows the ropes
Chris: She is quite an amazing survivor Lisl
Such a sweet pic of Ratty!!! She looks like she's sniffing the flower!
Chris: That is what the tradition decrees Elizabeth
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 13 Jul 2014, 06:44
Yes, I agree with Lisl, a happy Ratty with happy parents! I see some hairs of Ratty on Jackie's jersey. I like your words very much.
Chris: I am obliged to you Philine. We all have silly rituals in our lives; sometimes we don't even notice them, so used are we to their presence
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jul 2014, 08:02
Ratty X is a real trooper then smile
Great shot of all three (Jackie, Ratty and Lilly)
Chris: Thank you Astrid: life is a series of rituals..
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2014, 10:30
Perhaps you have plugged the holes in the sofa? He does look genuinely interested in his annual gardening lesson!
Chris: I have tried to plug holes in the sofa for 20 years Mike..
How wonderful a tradition this is, Chris! Cats love to smell flowers so I can only imagine rats do too. Do most domestic rats have such a short life?
Chris: They usually live 2-3 years Mary
I bet Ratty X was really looking forward to experiencing this annual tradition once again, Chris.
Chris: She is an old hand at it now Bev
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2014, 16:48
Well done Ratty!
Chris: The only one of ten to reach this illustrious point Anne
No doubt tales of the tradition are passed from rat to rat by supernatural means!
Chris: That is a possibility I have not yet considered Tom
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 13 Jul 2014, 20:01
"our current rat" is not a phrase you hear very often
Chris: Hahaha!!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 13 Jul 2014, 23:54
Wonderful tradition and stuff, Chris.

Ratty X is also the first Ratty to have experienced a visit from Oriental Uncle Ray.
Chris: She still talks about that experience every day Ray

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