Garth was the coolest rat I ever met.
(Ukiah, CA, USA)
I was so sad when he finally passed away. This rat was my bar hopping pal every weekend. I never left the lid on his cage, he had free roam of my closet 24/7 and he never ran away. He would explore until he was tired or hungry, and then return to his bed. He would come when I called him, scampering down the hallway to find me in hopes of treats. I have had many rats since Garth, including one named Wayne that I bought when I was living in Australia. But none of them were or will ever be as cool and as good of a rat buddy as Garth was. Rest in Peace, shoulder friend.