I have a friend with whom I discuss rats, among other things. She has rats. She has had rats since before I acquired Scurvy Bill, and her rats are reproducing!

There was tremendous response to a “Puppy Cam” last year. So many people were logging in to see the puppies, it made the news. Puppy fever spread, and people discussed their latest antics. Those puppies all found homes before they were ready to leave their puppy lair!

There have been other fantastically popular webcams, like the barn owl cam in San Diego. People logged in worldwide to see Molly bring in a limp rodent for her squalling brood of screeching owlets. They were surely the most popular owls on the internet!

Back to my friend’s rats. She has installed a webcam on the little puppies. There are two blues, one black, and some black and whites. They currently resemble grubs, lacking eyes and coordination. But when their eyes open, the Cuteness Fairy will dash them with a whiff of fairy dust and their cuteness will magically appear.

One benefit besides watching your favorite rat grow up, will be the availability of video clips of my friend teaching the young ones simple tricks. You’ll be able to evaluate intelligence and personality by watching these clips.

So, if you’re in Denmark and are looking for a rat, look here:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/ratcamera

As these little ones get older and more active, you’ll be surprised at how catlike their play can be!

Call her 'Mom.'

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