Saturday, February 04, 2006

Rhodent's Rodent Resources


Occasionally, I have people ask me where I get my pictures for this blog. I don't want to seem difficult, but it is actually a difficult question to answer. Generally, if they are not pictures that I have taken myself or have been sent to me, I get them by searching on Google images. Many of the ones that I find are not from their original posting.

I suppose I should be more concerned about copyright problems, but it is hard to tell their origin. I have tried to make sure that I use the pictures only once... I'm sure that there are a few pictures that I have used twice. Also, since I do not profit any moolah from their use, and don't claim them as my own, I would hope that I will be okay. When I find a particular sight that has a lot of wonderful pictures, like The Dapper Rat, I try to mention them occasionally as they do sell items with their photos on them... great photos!

When I started this blog, I had mice and squirrels more in mind than rats. I even blogged once about my dislike of rats. Then in searching for pictures, I discovered the world of fancy rats. I am now so taken with them that I am looking forward to someday having a few myself. (I currently have cats, so it will have to wait for a bit) I have discovered that not only are rats very intelligent, but they also have a lot more personality than mice. Just look through the photos that I post. Most of them are young fancy rats, not mice. So, I have made it part of my posting to introduce bloggers to how cute they can be. Aren't they? (Cliff, you don't need to answer that... I already know what you think!)

So, broaden your horizons and learn more about this wonderful creature. Have you been surprised how cute they can be?

8 comments:

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Rhodent
You have totally shattered the image I had of you. I envisioned you as having two rats as pets. After a hard day at work you would come home, let them out, and play with them. Now, I find out you have you have cats! It will be a long process but I will eventually recover.
Ralph

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Rhodent said...

ROFL! Does it count that I have had both mice and hamsters in the past? I also lived with guinea pigs in college. My children also had hamsters for a bit... I enjoy my cats much more. The rats will come someday.

L said...

I can't wait to see them, when you eventually get them :)

Jim said...

I was wondering about you and them, thanks. I hope it is still ok with you, spilling the beans.
I'll stick with dogs and cats.
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frustratedwriter said...

I like rats for probably different reasons but find them kind of cute too, in pictures. In real life, I like to view them in the sights of my pellet rifle or listening to the soft plop of their lifeless bodies as I drop them in the garbage.

Cliff Morrow said...

Rhodent, I lived with pigs in college myself.

happyandblue2 said...

I always thought they were family photos..