I only apologize because I'm sure many of you are wondering how my husband reacted. Just so you know, he is an easy-going guy, so when I said I would be "in trouble" it was relative to him. Sometimes he gets upset over something, but is over it fairly quickly.
He first went into Pooh Corner and found the recumbent bike and wireless keyboard that is now my office. He said that something new always appears when he's gone. Of course, I was thinking "you haven't seen anything yet!." My oldest daughter had gone to bed because she wasn't feeling well, so I was going to save the new critter reveal for the morning.
Well, whatever was ailing my daughter came up, if you know what I mean, so then she was ready to show off her present. He was pretty surprised over the rats, but when we showed him the rabbit, he just laughed and shook his head and said "we'll never be able to leave the house again!" I will be scrambling for sure to find someone to take care of them when we go to car shows and go camping this summer. He agreed it would be a good experience for the girls, most especially because they would be spending their own money on them.
He is a no fuss, no drama sort of guy, but it did surprise me that he wasn't very fazed. Probably a good thing in a house with mostly females. Although, all the new critters are boys... but we get them neutered. Maybe he just feels it's safer to keep his mouth shut.