Have you wanted a pet, but weren’t sure you had the time to care for a dog? Or maybe you don’t know if you want the 15 year commitment of a cat. Fish are great, and easy, but they don’t do much. Ferrets are cool, but they may not be legal where you live. Frogs are cute, but they can’t cuddle while you watch Netflix. The solution is rats. And before you say, “Ew!” keep reading.
Apparently, the contractor hired to renovate our place was a little kooky, and so is the landlady. We found out just HOW kooky they are when we started talking to our landlady about pets, and mentioned that we’d had two Dumbo rats before. That’s when she got so excited to show us the mummified rat on display in our wall.
A veterinary clinic is full of people who don’t want to kill animals, but when it became clear we weren’t deterring the rats, we had to step up our game.
If you’re any sort of animal liker, you’ll be totally won over by Rachael’s description of fancy rats. Soft, small and sociable? I see an uptick in rat adoptions after this post.