Of recent weeks, I’ve been rather missing the two small rodents (usually gerbils) that used to keep me company in the study at the old house . So I was distinctly excited when I passed the newsagents this morning to see an ad “Baby gerbils free to good home”…Having floated this past the (very enthusiastic) Good in Parts offspring, I wondered aloud to WonderfulVicar’s wonderful wife whether she thought this might be a good idea. Her reaction
“Aaarghhhh……they are just like rats!!!!!”
So now I am left wondering whether there are more people in the world who would think “Oh, how sweet” if they encountered small furry animals with beady eyes, sitting in a cage in the clergy study when visited to pour out their souls, or whether the majority are with V and would think “Oh no………rats………plague……….fleas!!” and run screaming from the room.
Straw poll of blog readers urgently needed. Please record your views below.
As a supplementary, would you feel differently if the animal in question was a hamster rather than a pair of gerbils? I really REALLY want to know.