Rats in a Box: Meet Astrid

Astrid

Birthdate:  10/11/2012

Gender:  Female

Description:  Beige Capped Rex, which later faded to Siamese Rex  (Capped means she had colour only on her head)

Astrid is pretty shy- one of Seven’s babies, she is the only one who likes to bite sometimes.  When she was younger she would grab your finger and refuse to let go, thinking it was a treat.  She never drew blood, but we all learned to approach her carefully.  Thankfully, she has mostly stopped this bad habit now that she’s an adult.

We named her not after the character in How to Train Your Dragon, but rather after a character in a book I had just finished reading in 2012 when they were born.  The novel was “Dies the Fire” by S.M. Stirling, the first in a series- we had already named one of the older ratgirls after a character in the series (Eilir), and the character Astrid was that character’s best friend.  Sadly, our Astrid & our Eilir seem to be pretty indifferent to one another.

Links

Dies the Fire on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dies_the_fire

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