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what's a piss log?

Posted by Gordon | October 27, 2008 10:00 AM

There's nothing wrong with rats.

They are just successful adapters.

Pls. stop the stereotyping, it is unseemly.

And you're probably humiliating them, just like when the bears are forced to dance in a circus, in public yet.

Posted by PC | October 27, 2008 10:01 AM

**PUURRRR!!** Yummy that looks really tasty! MEOW!!!

Posted by Frisky the Cat | October 27, 2008 10:16 AM

@2, no one wants to see bears dance in public but they still do it at the Cuff every weekend....

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | October 27, 2008 10:17 AM

Aw, it's gonna look so *cute* biting your face off!

Posted by Schweighsr | October 27, 2008 10:22 AM

Correction: ferrets feel like drunken socks and smell like piss logs, but I'm willing to blame the pee smell on the stupid stereotypical ICP-listening, bong-hitting, suburban white guy who names his ferrets Brad Nowell and Captain Green. If the boxes are changed regularly, they don't smell that bad. Unfortunately, those assclowns only change ferret litter boxes on a biennial basis.

Posted by Jessica | October 27, 2008 10:24 AM

I actually had a rat, but he wasn't cute or cuddly since he'd been born a feeder rat. Once I got him to trust me he was the best pet I ever had. Rats are very affectionate, intelligent, and clean--they just get a bad reputation.

Posted by Leslie N. | October 27, 2008 10:32 AM

@3: Cats and pet rats usually get along.

@5: What you're looking at is the equivalent of a puppy. It is never going to bite your face off. Unless you leave it in a dark box and beat it.

Posted by Sandy | October 27, 2008 10:33 AM

gee, aren't rats cute when they eat all your food & poop everywhere?

cats are pets for a reason.

Posted by max solomon | October 27, 2008 11:20 AM

Yes, "some rats are pretty darn cute"--"cute" like a pit bull puppy!

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | October 27, 2008 12:08 PM

I *heart* ferrets. It's nearly impossible to be depressed in a house infested with carpet sharks. Pissed off, irritated beyond belief, yeah, but you'll never be bored and depressed with ferrets around.

I have a friend who's seriously involved in the rat fancy; she has about 100 of them, along with several cats. None of the cats try to make snacks of the rats; they grew up with them and don't seem to regard them as prey. The rats are pretty good little pets, but they piss on you when you hold them, which I personally find distasteful. Also, I can't deal with how short their lifespans are; I'm a basket case every time one of my pets dies.

Posted by Geni | October 27, 2008 1:51 PM

If you love little furry rodent-ish animals, you should consider Guinea Pigs. If raised properly, they do NOT piss on you, or anywhere except their 'safe zones', which you can put around the house. With newspaper lining, or whatever. Totally responsive & loving, they get a bad reputation from most of the other little furry creatures. Rats are cool, but rat-cages smell terrible. Not a prob. with Guinea Pigs.

Posted by Karlheinz Arschbomber the meerschweinchen freak | October 27, 2008 1:59 PM

@9 Rats poop in their litter.

Female rats smell like grape juice.

Posted by Sirkowski | October 27, 2008 5:38 PM

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