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May 22, 2007

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Rattimus, the Pet of the Day
Name: Rattimus
Age: Unknown
Gender: Male
Kind: Rat
Home: Brighton, England
   This is Rattimus Fat Rat, age unknown, who lives in Brighton, England and was rescued from a lonely life in a laundry basket, because he was bullied by the other rats. He has grown rapidly and now lives in a ferret-sized cage where he enjoys ripping up pieces of paper. His favorite thing in the world is avocado pear.

    It has taken over a year for Fat Rat to start to trust me - although he has no desire to leave his cage and explore. When I take him out for a cuddle, he tries to leap back in if I move too far away. He just loves his home best. Putting him on the bed for a run sets him diving for home as fast as possible!

    Rat likes being tickled behind the ears and having his nose stroked - both together send him into 'soppy rat' mode, as does a bit of gentle keyboard music. Brahms' lullaby sent him to sleep the other evening. Rattimus is very special.

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