Rats!!

Someone asked me the other day if I thought a hamster would be a good pet for her 5-year-old. I’ve been asked this question before and I always give the same answer. “No.” In my experience, hamsters are temperamental little shits and not very sociable. If I were to get a pet for a 5-year-old, it would be a rat. It’s my advice every single time.

“Ew,” you say? They are awesome pets! Seriously, domestic rats are wonderful pets for kids because they’re very social animals. They love humans and human interaction. They’re intelligent and can be trained to do tricks and puzzles. You probably think rats are dirty. You’re absolutely wrong. Rats clean themselves more often than cats!

If you’ve ever given a kid a hamster, maybe you noticed that they got bored with it pretty quick. That’s because hamsters are solitary little shits and they hate to be bothered. Who wants to play with, or clean up after a critter who’s likely to bite your hand? A rat will be more fun because they are sociable and love to play.

My pet rat, named Yogi, used to play like a cat! He’d run and hide behind a pillow on my couch and when I’d ‘find’ him he’d jump and run and laugh! Yes, laugh. They make this squeaky little noise when they’re happy and it’s adorable! Of course, I had to watch so that my cats wouldn’t try to eat him for lunch but when we finished with playtime, he went back to his cage.

Yogi loved bites of banana and Cheerios. When I cleaned his cage he would “clean house” which meant he moved things around in his cage the way he wanted them. He had a great personality. Most rats live around 2 years but my Yogi lived to the ripe old age of 4!

If you want your kid to have a good experience with a first pet, including the responsibility of taking care of that pet, then a rat might be a good fit. Just be sure to do your research. Rats do have some special needs, such as a good piece of wood to chew to keep their teeth from growing too long. They will also need a cage with a solid bottom rather than wire. Once you’re set up with the proper supplies, you and your kiddo will have a blast!

What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

I can’t believe the childish bullshit going on in today’s politics. Seriously childish! So your candidate lost. Big deal. That’s how it works. The people vote. Someone wins, and someone loses. You don’t cry, belly-ache, and moan when you lose. You take it like an adult. Gracefully. I’ve seen Elementary School kids behave with more grace and maturity in school elections than I’ve seen amongst political candidates in a very long time.

Oh, I can just hear the Trumpers moaning about how the Dems didn’t accept the vote and went all-in after Trump. Please. Don’t get me started. I can sit here for an entire week listing all of the absolutely UNacceptable (and sometimes illegal) bullshit Trump did and said and still not list it all. If Trump would have been a Democrat, the Republicans would all have aneurysms trying to take him down. It was obvious (and still is) that Trump is an unacceptable candidate for the Presidency.

Let’s not forget those so-called adult candidates. You can’t claim fraud or cheating just because you lost. You don’t act like a sore loser. You take your loss like an adult. They think that if they lose there must be some kind of conspiracy! Give me a break. Some of them tell their voters that they “can’t trust the vote” even before the election. Really? Then why should they even vote? And why the hell are you running if you can’t trust the vote? I wish these people would just grow up! If they’d just go away would be even better.

Since Republicans have control of the House now, they’re all about investigating Hunter Biden, impeaching the President (for what I have no clue!), and Merrick Garland, as well. Some say they want to fix the economy and solve other problems…but they never say how they’re going to fix it. They don’t have a plan. They just spout bullshit they think their constituents will believe.

I never thought I’d see such a circus in my lifetime. Integrity is lost and brains are scarce.

Confusion

This morning I woke up around 7:30am. It was cold in the house because we turn the heat off at night and the low overnight was supposed to be around 18 degrees. It was a bit “nipply” as Dad says. He turned on the heater and we had coffee while we watched the news.

Two hours later, I was still cold. I put my hoody on and covered my legs with a blanket. We aren’t ‘breakfast people’ so I thought I’d be different and asked Dad if he wanted me to make breakfast. He said, “No, thanks. I can’t eat on an empty stomach.” I laughed and tried to occupy myself on the laptop. After a couple more hours, I was feeling chilled to the bone. I just couldn’t warm up.

It was 11:45am already; nearly lunchtime. I gave in and turned on my heated blanket and snuggled up underneath. I didn’t mean to, but I fell asleep. I woke up at 1:15pm in a panic. I said, “Shit, it’s almost 1:30 and I have to be at that thing. I’ll never make it in time!” Dad looked at me funny and asked, “What thing?” “That thing they canceled yesterday. I was still supposed to be there today,” I told him. He was still confused and asked, “What thing? If you were supposed to be somewhere today, I didn’t know anything about it.” I hid my aggravation and tried to recall details. “Oh, that thing…” I rubbed my forehead trying to remember. Then I looked up at him and asked, “Am I confused?!” He asked, “Do you know what day it is?” I said, “It’s Sunday, isn’t it?” I got up to go to the bathroom.

All the way there I tried to remember details about the thing I was supposed to go to. By the time I got to the bathroom, I realized I was confused. I must’ve been dreaming, but the dream I was having prior to waking up had nothing to do with the thing I was supposed to go to! Of course, now I can’t remember what I was dreaming!

I’ve woken up confused before. I’ve woken up not sure if I was waking from a nap or after a good night’s sleep. I’ve woken up thinking I’m going to miss the bus or that I forgot my locker combination, but it has never taken so long to realize I was dreaming! I feel like I’m losing my mind!

I’ll never live it down; Dad will tease me about it for a long time and I’ll probably regret writing about it…BUT if you can’t laugh at yourself then who can you laugh at? Unga Bunga.

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Friday’s Funnies – My Faves This Week

Happy Friday, Everyone!

I hope your week has been going well and that you and your families had some great Halloween fun! I meant to post a Halloween Friday’s Funnies the Friday before Halloween but it just never happened! It has been a rough week.

I hope this week’s collection makes up for it. Enjoy!!

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Ok, so I didn’t have very many this week. I apologize! I thought I had more! So, did you have a favorite? I like the Proctologists on the Road meme and the Beware of Dog photo! What a clever use of a damaged fence!!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s collection and I hope your weekend turns out great for you!

Until next time,

Aunt Debbie

What’s Eating Aunt Debbie?

What the hell is going on in this country? 

Paul Pelosi is attacked in his home, Nancy Pelosi’s life is threatened, and it gets turned into a conspiracy theory. Political views should be set aside and this event condemned but instead the attack has been mocked and ridiculed. So much hatred in this country. It’s disgusting.

Kanye, you’re a real piece of dog…no, wait. Doggy poo is too good for you, you antisemitic asshole. I hope you lose all of your endorsements. Go, Addidas!

Kari Lake dares the NFL to withdraw the Superbowl from Arizona. What a joke. What does she think she’s going to do if they do? What the hell is wrong with these right-wing nut jobs?

Marjorie Taylor Greene says she’s talking with Trump about being his running mate. Good. They can both go to jail at the same time. 

Voter intimidation is against the law. Armed individuals in tactical gear were hanging about at a ballot drop box in Arizona. They should have been arrested. Leave people alone and let them vote! If there’s going to be fraudulent voting it will be those who are desperate for the MAGAt Republicans to win. MAGAt – that was NOT a typo. See what I did there? 

It seems to me that if you’re innocent or if you have nothing to hide, then why would you plead the Fifth? “The mob takes the Fifth,” Trump said at an Iowa campaign rally in September 2017. “If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” How many times has Trump himself invoked the Fifth Amendment? 

Also, why would you refuse to testify if you’ve been issued a subpoena? If you’re innocent or if you have nothing to hide, then why? If I refused to comply with a subpoena, wouldn’t I be held in contempt? Perhaps even jailed or fined? Then the same should happen to those politicians, advisors, etc., who refuse. No one is above the law!

While Biden is not doing the most exemplary job as POTUS, inflation is not his fault! Inflation is GLOBAL. Gas prices are high everywhere, not just in the US. Food shortages are also not his fault. 

What’s on your mind this week?