The rat girls

As I mentioned in my previous post, I kept rats for many years.  Here is the group from the mid-1990’s, sketched from an old photo.  The black and white one, Panda, was the smartest one I ever knew.  She knew her name and would come when called!  She also escaped from her cage.

The Rex was a very fancy rat….she even had pedigree papers.  She was also nasty.  She was the only rat who regularly bit me.  We came to suspect she was hard of hearing and couldn’t see well.  Hence, when I put my hand in the cage to pick her up, she was startled and bit out of self defense.

#21 for NaNoDrawMo


About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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One Response to The rat girls

  1. Tina Koyama says:

    At various times in my life, I’ve had mice, gerbils, a guinea pig and a rabbit, but I’ve never had a rat. I’ve heard they are really smart, though.

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