Rats! (They’re Really Quite Nice)

Rats make truly lovable pets. They’re very, very smart: if they lived longer, they’d be composing symphonies. They’re affectionate, adaptable–just think of them as small cats with hairless tails.

I have seen videos of cats opening someone’s purse and taking the money–to do what with, who knows? In this video, you’ll see a rat do it. I suspect a cat put him up to it.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

5 responses to “Rats! (They’re Really Quite Nice)

  • UnKnowable

    Yeah, they know how to steal money, but how are they at math? 🙂

    Seriously, they are clever little creatures.


    • leeduigon

      I’ve had pet rats and mice. You wouldn’t believe how smart they are, how quickly they learn all sorts of things. If they could live ten years or so, they’d wind up in charge of everything.
      As for mice and math: I once had a mouse who gave birth to nine babies. She divided them into three sets of three and nested them at three different places so she could nurse them evenly and systematically. That way, none of the babies got overlooked.
      She also used to groom my mustache.


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    And the lion shall lie down with the lamb. and the house cat shall lie down with the rat.


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