Octavia here. Effie said that I should write something to say hello, so... hello! I have been living with mom, dad and Effie for a whole month now and I am having a very good time. Every evening, we run around the bed, hide in the duvet and stash peanuts in mom's pyjamas... while she's wearing them. Dad makes the best nibbles and gives me lots of tummy tickles. Effie says I'm lovely and cuddly and uses me as a pillow when we go to sleep.
I had my spaying operation two weeks ago and I'm already healed up. The vet said dad should make sure I didn't climb or jump about. Dad did a lot of climbing and jumping about while he was trying to stop me from doing it! I am a rat... jumping is what I do best. No, now I come to think about it, nibbling is what I do best. Jumping is what I do second best. No, licking Effie's noggin is what I do second best. Jumping is in there somewhere... probably below grooming dad's knuckles.
Anyway, nice to meet you. My proper name is Octavia, but mom calls me Tavy-Wavy-Cherry-Peepers. Dad calls me Beautiful. You can call me Tavy.