I had rats years ago. They make great pets, for small animals... I miss 'em. I will probably have them again someday. Right now the ones in my barn gotta go.
Your guys are cute.
Have you found they have a similar public reaction as our dogs?
"You have what?"
"Pedigree indicates what the animal should be;
Conformation indicates what the animal appears to be;
But, Performance indicates what the animal actually is."
- author unknown
Lisa wrote:Have you found they have a similar public reaction as our dogs? "You have what?"
Without a doubt I have had more horrid reactions to my rats than I have to my foster pit bulls. The worst being my immediate family. My parents haven't minded my fosters much, in fact my mother LOVES coming over to see Venus, the current foster. But when I lived with them and had rats? That was the WORST!!! They were both too terrified to even open the cage doors and give them food. If I went on vacation I would have to hire someone to come in and care for my rats because my parents couldn't stomach it.
Yet taking the strange foster pits out for a walk? Nooooooooooo problem . . .
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." -Anatole France