The Joy of Thievery

Agnes, Amelia and Artemis demonstrate the Joy of Thievery.

Agnes
Agnes
Agnes
Agnes
Agnes
Agnes
Agnes
Agnes
Amelia
Amelia
Amelia
Amelia
Artemis and Amelia
Artemis and Agnes
Artemis
Artemis
Artemis
Artemis
Artemis
Artemis
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12 thoughts on “The Joy of Thievery

  1. It may be thieving, but they also look very good while doing it, so they earn many points for style. :D How much can they stuff into their mouths at a time? Do their cheeks puff out like a squirrels? Do they take their purloined items to a dark part of the nest to eat them?

    I hope you are feeling better, Caine. *more hugs and chocolate*

  2. Oh yes, they are always stylish. How much they can cram into their mouth depends on the individual. In some cases, like Artemis, an astonishing amount. Their cheeks don’t bulge out much, I don’t know why. All rats have this thing, though, when thieving – they cram as much into their mouths as possible, start to run off, then turn back and gather up the other things they desperately want to carry as well, and repeat that about 5 times before they actually run off, stash the goods, then race back for what was left behind. They get great exercise when thieving.

    Sometimes, they will actually eat some of the thieved goods soon after thieving, but the primary thing is to enrich the Hoard of Good Things. Oh my yes.

  3. Lovely ratties! Is their fur soft to the touch? The fancy rats that I saw at a recent exhibition in Sydney seemed to have rather coarse and bristly coats.

  4. Thank you! Most of them have unbelievably soft fur. All the girls do, anyway, like their sire, Havelock. Most of the boys have a thicker, coarser fur, like their sire, Sam. Depends a lot on the type, I think.

  5. Hahahaha, yes, I think that works. It’s like watching a cross between Scooby Doo and a dragon. Rats have such incredible entertainment value, they are priceless beings on every level.

  6. Aw, what happy rats they are. I really love the fur toward the back of Amelia’s hood in these pictures. Such lovely colors there. <3

  7. Yes, I love the blended colours too. Very pretty. Very happy rats, there’s just nothing like tons of goodies to thieve and hoard.

  8. It’s not theft.
    It’s prudent accumulation of goods needed for future …. something or other.
    They may be closet Capitalists.

  9. Ah, yes, of course, to us it’s prudent accumulation of goods. I suspect it’s just good thievery in ratspeak. Oh, not capitalists, they’re more like dragons. Oh, wait…

    Speaking of thievery, Neville has been demonstrating particularly skillful thievery, involving cupboard opening and soap.

  10. Then rats are very similar to the adventurers in D&D campaigns. We are always in search of Hoards of Good Things!*

    *But frequently possess low Wisdom scores based on our imprudence in the face of menacing death. :D

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