Sean and I have toyed with the idea of getting some sort of small pet for awhile now (i.e. pat, hamster, rabbit). The kicker was when our accounting manager at work asked Caden if he wanted a rat for his birthday. Then he got excited so there was no turning back. Of course rats are social animals so we had to get two. Anyways his birthday party is tomorrow , but we picked them out tonight. $150 bucks later and we're home with Dora (the bigger one) and Squirt( the smaller one) they are both females. Dora is skiddish and "screams", we're hoping she gets used to us. But squirt is very sweet and loves to be held and carried in pockets. :) She slept on Sean's shoulder for about an hour tonight while he snoozed on the couch. It was really sweet. The kids just LOVE them and Lily shrieks from joy!