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Rats! Rats everywhere!

I'm at work right now...and I'm surrounded by 70 warm, fuzzy little bodies.  Yes, I'm up to my eyeballs in rats.  At least most of them (~ 62) are small and cute little babies.  Little sweeties, they are.  The remainder are definitely getting to be grouchy little bastards.  One of the ones in the test right now startled the hell out of me by screaming bloody murder when I tried to inject him with our test drug.  Can't say I blame him much, but he still surprised me.  It's not like I was vicious about it.  Eh...he's just a big cry baby.  Hope that he is not a prelude to the rest of the day.  I don't feel like getting tagged today. 



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Feb. 27th, 2007 07:04 pm (UTC)
Revenge of Squeaker
Looks like that squeaky bastard got revenge. I just stabbed my palm with a needle. Thank God I didn't have any drug in it yet. I don't want to see how Apomorphine affects a human....I SEE what it does to the RATS!
Feb. 27th, 2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Revenge of Squeaker
Eeeee! I hate needles, and that's really scary that happened to you! DX
Feb. 28th, 2007 03:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Revenge of Squeaker
Sorry about that dani! Didn't mean to upset you! It honestly happens to me every so often so I've gotten a bit desensitized to it. Well, to the needles anyway. It hurts like hell when I stick myself like that. All I can do is say 'OW!', curse my clumsiness, and move on. At least this time I could be thankful that it was a clean needle without drug! ^_^; (sorry my first post I had forgotten to sign in! This is going to take some getting used to!)
Feb. 27th, 2007 11:01 pm (UTC)
Careful with those rats.

You seem like you work in a lab.
Feb. 28th, 2007 03:17 pm (UTC)
(smiles) Thanks for the concern! I appreciate it. I always try to be careful with them. We usually handle them very well so they aren't that aggressive when they get older. They just get a little tempermental sometimes. But, who can blame them, ne? Also, sometimes the drugs we have to give them make them act a little off. Again, not really their fault.

Yeah, I work at a research lab at a medical college. (chuckles) You know the stereotypic scientist that you see running rats in a maze? That's me. I promise you though, all of the rats are very well treated. (chuckles) They are more spoiled sometimes then MY cats!
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