Ok, back to the story. We had noticed Daniel getting chunky the past couple of days. He seemed to grow TREMENDOUSLY overnight! I was fearful he had a tumor. But, we thought, maybe he's just eating too much. Little did we know....
|Daniel's, I mean, Evangeline's babies. Half of them.|
|Evangeline cleaning and nursing her littles.|
My kids had an impromptu biology lesson this morning, and I'm happy to say, they all did very well with it. It was gross for them at first...but then they were all very intrigued, and are very concerned with the well being of the babies and Evangeline. So far, we have learned that we can't handle Evangeline or her babies for a day or two. We also learned that baby rats go through growth stages quickly. First is the "Pinky" stage, then they will be "Furries" and then "Crawlers". Now we just need to figure out what to do with them all! But for now, we'll just watch them grow, and watch how God has instilled in his creation the natural mothering instinct. It is so amazing!
Welcome to the world little rat babies!! What a crazy day!