(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Blu and Flower

Blu - a Husky - Blue Heeler mix v2

Meet Blu!

Blu is a super cute pup that is staying with us this week for some training. She is about eight months old and is part husky and part blue heeler. She was a little shy at first, but quickly warmed up to me.

We have started working on some basic obedience training using clicker training and she is doing great so far! She’ll be working on sit, stay, come, and leash walking with me over the next week.

Flower the rat looking into the camera

In other news, Flower the rat is feeling much better and we are having a much less eventful week this week than we did last week! Thank you for all of your nice comments and notes after her surgery last week.

Flower the rat goes running away

Our biggest challenge has been trying to keep her calm and not so active after the surgery. Rats don’t like to sit still for long and she has been a bit disagreeable about this. I’ve been keeping her in a much smaller cage and I can tell that she has quite a bit of extra energy. I finally let her go back into the big cage with Annie today and she was pretty happy about that. They were curled up together in the hammock this afternoon.

Flower the rat investigating

I was doing some tidying today and the box with all of the goodies from Cloud Star was sitting on the couch. In the picture above, you can see that Flower was pretty sure that the box and the yummy treats inside were just for her! Luckily, I was able to catch her and move the box before she actually got into the box and started chowing down.

Flower the rat resting after running around

We probably won’t be back with another post until this weekend. So, I hope that you, your family, and all of your furry friends have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Giveaway reminder

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  • Cute! He looks like a fun fella to play with! Happy WW!

  • What a fun Wordless Wednesday feature. Blu is definitely a super cute pup.

  • snoopy@snoopysdogblog

    Blu looks like a very attentive student!

    I hope you’re having a fun day,

    Your pal Snoopy 🙂

  • Cathy C Bennett

    Seems like there is a lot to be thankful for at your house this week. Blu is adorable.

  • Talent Hounds

    Happy WW!

  • Brian Frum

    Blu has the prettiest eyes! That Flower is a cutie and I’m sure glad all is okay now.

  • Lisa

    Blue and Flower are adorable! I love rats. They are actually very lovable creatures.

  • Emma

    I just have to know what kind of reception Blu gets with those adorable huge satellite dish ears!

  • I know rats can be “fun” pets (i put that in quotes because I’d never find them fun lolol) but I am terrified of them. I just can’t get past them being squirmy and creepy. But I do love Blu’s gorgeous face. I’m a huge dog lover.

  • Thanks for visiting my blog. Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Sharon Seltzer

    Blu looks like a sweetheart. I’m glad that Flower is feeling better. Happy Thanksgiving.

  • What cute pets. I don’t think I know anyone that has a rat for a pet besides you. I always thought they would bite but your little baby looks sweet and harmless.

    • Hi Terri,

      Thanks for stopping by. Rats actually make great pets! They are very sweet and cuddly and super smart. They make great apartment pets, since they don’t require as much space as a dog or cat.



  • What a cute visitor. I’m glad the clicker is working. It’s great that Flower is doing better.

  • HuskyCrazed

    Wow! Those sound like some great giveaway!

    I am happy to hear Flower is doing well! And what a gorgeous pup that is!!

    ? husky hugz ? frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  • How do Blu and Flower get along? Flower would look like lunch to me! :O

  • Lisa Bristol

    Awe they are so cute. I had a pet rat when i was younger.

  • Mama to 5 Blessings

    That is one active rat! I used to have one that looked just like this many years ago, she got into everything!

  • Rochkirstin Santos

    Blu is such a cute puppy. It’s great that you’re doing the training yourself since many of my friends have to hire someone for that. The dogs don’t easily follow commands especially when really young.

    • Blu is doing great with her training and I’m having lots of fun working with her.

      Dogs can learn a lot as young puppies, but it does take time and patience!

  • What a cutie! He’s about as nosey as my kitties are! I get a new package in the mail and they are on it instantly!

  • Elizabeth O.

    Such cute pets! I hope you’re all having a nice day!