Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Rats in Life & Literature . . .

Hello Peeps! Did you know that Miss Bun has a distinct fondness for pet rats? (I'm guessing most folks would find that strange if not downright disturbing.)

If you are one of them you need to take a look at Herorat.org and find out why you just might want to adjust that attitude.

Who knew that rats can be trained to detect landmines as well as sniff out tuberculosis?

At HeroRat you can learn about this program, adopt a rat, buy cool ratty stuff & marvel at these amazing creatures!

Just in case you think this is some kind of urban legend check this out:

Mankind's new best friend? , Boston Globe, Colin Nickerson November 23, 2008

Did you know that Beatrix Potter had a pet rat named Sammy? She dedicated a book to him. You can read it online here: The Tale of Samuel Whiskers from Project Gutenberg

Here are a few ratty facts (& photos) you might want to take a look at: Interesting Facts About Rats

Plus there is also a List of Fictional Mice and Rats on Wikipedia to peruse.


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