Ummm... Hi everyone. This is Skye the rat.
I'm more nervous than usual today, because the weather has been really bad, and I don't like it one bit.
We had one of those "tropical storm" things, and the howling wind and lashing rain made me so frightened I spent most of the time hiding in the wooden house me and my sister, Star, have in our cage, and refusing to come out.
I can't tell you how relieved I've been on the days when the sun has shone and given me a break from all the scary storm sounds. Unfortunately, there haven't been many of those kinds of days in the past couple of months; we've had one storm after another.
The humans say the weather should clear up soon, because Spring and Summer are usually not quite so bad. I hope they're right!
In the meantime... I'm going back to hide...