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Tell Me A Joke – Now It’s A Contest!; also, More Rattie Updates

Filed under: Announcements,Daily Life,Rats! — folkcat at 10:56 am on Friday, June 15, 2007

Edited to add: It’s official – the “Tell Me A Joke” is a contest! See the bottom of this post for details!

My horoscope today:

Leo – If you can, spend your day with friends who don’t take themselves too seriously. Their attitude will have an uplifting effect on your own psyche and make you more at ease with events.

Sounds good to me! Things are still a little disturbing with the Ratties, especially Sable. She turns out to be in the small percentage of rats who don’t like the taste of the liquid antibiotic we have to give her. The result is that twice a day, it takes two adult human beings to wrap this little tiny rat in a cloth and squirt fluid into the corner of her mouth, hoping that she’ll actually swallow some. I’ve gotten numerous scratches on the palms of my hands already, and poor Sable – at least she usually forgives and lets us skritch her after.

I tried putting the antibiotic in some baby food last night. This is how we administer a dietary supplement to the Ratties every morning, and they love it. Unfortunately, Sable was able to tell immediately last night that it was in the dish I offered her. And this morning, she turned her nose up at the baby food that contained only the dietary supplement. The same mixture she’s been eating happily every morning.

Edited to add: Heard back from the new vets’ office – we have an appointment to take both rats next week to be fully treated for lice, and for far less than it was going to cost from the first vet. AND the new vet is specifically a specialist in small rodents, including rats. Yay!

So, back to my horoscope. Here’s where you come in. In comments, please tell me your favorite joke. I could use a good laugh. I can’t promise a prize, but I’ll bet I can come up with at least a token something for the person who makes me laugh the best.

So, have at it! Tell me your funniest, and tell your friends, too! Be the “friends who don’t take themselves too seriously” for me today!

Edited to add:

Contest! Contest! Contest!

Here’s how we’ll do it – leave a comment on this post telling me your best joke by noon on Monday, June 18th. The one that makes me laugh the best will receive a prize package, which will at least include some of my own handmade stitch markers; some specialty tea from a great tea shop in a nearby town; and some exotic edible treats. If you’re a coffee drinker, we also have a local roast shop nearby – we could substitute freshly roasted coffee!

If at least 15 people enter, I’ll also do a random drawing from all entries, the winner of which will receive a similar prize. Only one entry per person, please – no artificially upping the numbers!

So, tell a joke, and tell your friends to stop by and share one of theirs, too! I’ll announce the winners on Monday or Tuesday.

Thanks, and have a great weekend!



Comment by Carol

June 15, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

I got this from someone else’s blog, can’t remember who, but it STILL makes me giggle…..

Two muffins are baking in the oven and the first muffin turns to the second muffin and says “sure is hot in here” the second muffin looks over and goes “Holy crap! A talking muffin!”


Comment by sarebear

June 15, 2007 @ 3:29 pm

hahahahahah!!!! That is a GREAT one! Okay, I’m working on thinking up which one is my fave . . . .

(that muffin one might become my new fave, lol!!! I’m still chortling too . . .)


Comment by Claudia

June 16, 2007 @ 9:58 am

So I have a thing for Play-on-word” jokes. Here’s one of my favorites:

There were three pieces of rope wandering in the desert. They were very hot and thirsty. They came upon a bar and one went in. He asked for a drink and the bartender said, ‘read the sign buddy we don’t serve ropes.’

‘Oh come on just this once’, the rope asked again. The bartender said ‘nope’, so the rope left. The second rope figured he was a bit better looking and maybe the bartender would soften a little and let him have a drink. He went in and asked for a drink, the bartender shook his head and said ‘Hey Buddy, it’s just like I told your friend we don’t serve ropes here.’ Dejected the rope left the bar.

The 3rd rope heard both of their stories, thought for a moment. Then he rolled himself into a knot and fluffed the edges so it was a little frayed. The third rope went into the bar like this and asked for a drink.

The bartender asked, ‘Hey are you a rope?’ The 3rd rope looked down at himself and said ‘Nope, frayed knot!’

Okay, so I never said it wasn’t a groaner – LOL!

Glad to hear that you have a new VEt and that he/she sounds good! Keep us up to date!


Comment by Elspeth

June 16, 2007 @ 12:02 pm

Let me just check the joke and knock knock books I keep buying for my son …

My favorites that always come to mind have to do with the “What has two thumbs and X” jokes that end with “This guy!” and pointing your thumbs to yourself. Crack me up every time.

The one I learned first was “Who has two thumbs and likes (something X rated)?” “This guy!”


Comment by Sarah

June 17, 2007 @ 3:42 pm

Knock, knock

[who’s there]

Impatient Cow




Comment by Elspeth

June 17, 2007 @ 4:43 pm

Yes, the “interrupting” cow joke is definitely one of my favorites!


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June 18, 2007 @ 8:10 pm

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