Arrgghh, I'm soooo angry!
Okay, I went on a Large animal care and handling course yesterday at Shuttleworth college. It went great, I held a piglet which I managed to stop squealing... somehow LOL, however, he did poo all down me, but I was dressed for the occation so I didn't mind LOL
I washed and groomed pigs, observed the sheep and met the goats, walked the pigs, groomed a horse and fed her and we went to see the cattle, but we couldn't get close to them because they wouldn't let us.
At the end we had an extra half hour, so we were told that we could go to the small animal centre, care and handling, which is the one I originally signed up to do, but all the spaces were taken and I decided I could do the large animal instead.
Well, to the point... I asked in the small animal part if I was allowd to hold one of their rats. They showed me their rats, they had some gorgeous colours- siamese, cinnamon (SP?), hairless, hooded and more! However, when I asked to hold one they told me that their rats were unpredictable and it wasn't a good idea! Well, I've never seen any rats more aggressive! I was only talking to one of the rats and he jumped up at the cage bars trying to bite me! Every single rat they had apart from one hairless, tryed to bite and it's soo strange having my 4 so sweet and friendly, you know, climbing in my mouth, giving me kisses, and than seeing them rats! arrgghh, I'm sooo angry now, I can't beleive it! They had so many animals there that clearly wern't looked after properly, but the rats stood out most to me and now I'm finding it hard to get that image out of my head! I should have done something!