Dear Mum

Bianca the Rat: Since Mom’s away in Italy studying abroad, I’d like to send her a message that I miss her. Lemme see how I can do that… [eyes Cheerios box]


Bianca the Rat: Yep, that oughta work.


XOX to Ashley P., Bianca rat and (Ashley’s!) boyfriend.



  1. Ratteh!!! What a gorgeous coat!

  2. I also love how you can never photograph a rat and 100% of his tail in the same frame, ever. 🙂

  3. Brilliant! A rat what can spell! In Breakfast Cereal, no less! Huzzah!

  4. Awww Bianca loves her mommy! Sweet and cute!

  5. Michele says:

    omg this reminds me of Cookie Monster. (i see it a lot because I have 2 toddler siblings) Cookie Monster always brings the letter of the day printed on a cookie. And he always says “today, not going to eat letter of day. Today am going to have willpower! Me no eat cookie with letter of the day!” and he keeps eyeballing it and then goes nuts and eats it. I think right after this photo was snapped, Bianca went on a Cheerio eating rampage

  6. I LOVE Rats, I have a beautiful Agouti named Benny.
    I love this picture, great idea ! Beautiful Rattie !

  7. awwwwwwwwwww………. how sweet. And what a thoughtful boyfriend.

  8. …presumably in the top photo Bianca is actually working her way through demolishing the very sweet message…

  9. Rat!!! <333 ^_^ I love rats! I've got 8 of em!

  10. That just proofs that rats definitely *are* cute. 😉

  11. Constance says:

    aw. that’s so sweet.

  12. A rat. Ick.

  13. I get the feeling that these 2 photos *might* be posted in the wrong order, actually. Not sure why.

  14. Well, in Meg’s cute caption, it’s Bianca that is writing the message. So the first pic shows her still in the process, then the second pic shows the message fini!

  15. One cheerio for the message, one cheerio for me. One cheerio for the message, one cheerio for me. One cheerio for the message, one cheerio….

  16. Connie — oh, I do get that. It’s just that in Real Life, I rather think that Bianca is more likely to be snacking than spelling. 😉

  17. Theo – but I thought we were in CO Land, not Real Life??? That’s where I wanna live, anywho…

  18. Sometimes I still think about Real Life and all the poor schlubs trapped there. Heh.

  19. Michelle says:

    So cute! I have 4 ratties of my own.

  20. “if they fed me more i could spell ‘mother’.” 🙂

  21. rattie representin’!
    soooo precious!

  22. Bianca is pretty cute (for a rat) but I think Ashley’s boyfriend must be a sweetie!

  23. Hoorah hooray for ratlies!
    I need to get some more ratlies, haven’t had any for a while…….

  24. More ratties, more ratties more ratties… wanna see my rattie? Click on my name below!

  25. “Sometimes I still think about Real Life and all the poor schlubs trapped there. Heh.”
    Theo, you are too too funny. I haven’t really posted here much, but been coming to the site for quite a while (I think I spent 15+ hours here my first week discovering it! lol)and always enjoy your comments.

    My mom said she first wondered if I was really her daughter when my toddler self, in a parking lot I think, pointed and said “Look at the cute rat!”

  26. hrh.squeak says:


    Thanks ever so, now I must collect my brains in a teacup, they just melted out my ears from the Cute! The Cute! The UnBearably Cute Rattie Cutie!! What’s his/her name?

  27. Wolf Plushtoy says:

    And here, I have trouble teaching my pair of lovable idiot rats not to eat plastic and that jumping off of shoulders when someone is standing will cause them to discover that Mr. Gravity is NOT their friend. Don’t get me wrong, I love my Fred & George, but as far as ratty girls go, they’re just not that bright. I swear, they could get lost in a maze with no turns.

  28. Hey! Bianca stole my remote control!

    I looked after a rat for a friend once – Stella the rat. My cat, Alaidh, refused to go in the room where Stella stayed. I couldn’t keep my other cat Sammie out.
    Not to worry, Stella survived intact and quite happy after her holiday.

    I like rats, but I can’t get past that tail…especially when it wraps around your wrist…

  29. Cute rat… looks kinda like mine, except with more brown down her back. She’s never tried Cheerios, though… I bet she’d love ’em.

    Speaking of food for rats… as I type this, she’s just finished flipping her food dish over again, dumping food all over her cage… I need to get a heavier one, or bolt this one down or something.

  30. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    Me no likey da wats!
    But that premis is cute,thoughtful & sweet. I must admit…
    Would be even more so sans rat…LOL!

  31. Awww, the whiskers! The whiskers! What a cute ‘lil rattie 🙂

  32. ka9q's wife says:

    cute rattie…but doing that for yer girlfriend away studying in one of them foreign lands. Now that is cute.

  33. Yes, the premise is indeed cute.

    But I’d much rather look at

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  34. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    I’m with ya there E.C.but alas this site isn’t set up to be bun buns 24/7…So we must sift through & try to find the cuteness in other pics here.
    Sombody(ies) out there…though not You nor I think rats rate…LOL!

  35. Rats are cuter than bunnies and kittens for sure!! This has been Bunny and Kitten Overload lately!

  36. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    Looks like sombody didn’t understand my post…

    Can’t explain it any better though. Read it again…Maybe that will help.
    What part of “this site isn’t set up for bun buns 24/7” don’t you understand?

    And I mentioned that others like rats.

    Simma dagn nah.(Simmer down now.)

    You go ahead and enjoy the rats. Somebody has to may as well be you.

  37. Awwwww, I’m so glad to see a rat on CO! My mom and I both keep rats, they’re such wonderful pets. If people could just get past the tails, they would see how wonderful, smart, and snuggly rats are. My Chandler is a Dumbo-eared Rex-coated fancy rat – not one bit scared of my two cats. (he’s so big, I think the cats think he’s a small cat!)

  38. Such a smart little rat. Some of mine are that smart, I have one named Freddy that rides the subway with me to the petstore each month.

  39. yes, I get that most think bunnies and kitties are cuter. Just putting in my vote. I have a bunny too. And two cute lambiekins. I love rat tails. They can wag them you know, although it looks more like a snake with its head cut off squirming uncontrollably.

  40. Netherland Dwarf rabbit, owner!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ says:

    Whew Angela! I thought you were mad before…Glad you’re not!
    Some times because all we have to go by it makes it hard to tell with certian words and puctuation.
    I’m glad you could tell I was joking even when I couldn’t tell you wern’t mad!

  41. Animal Lover says:

    That little rat sure does know how to spell…..and loves its mommy:)

  42. Animal Lover says:

    That little rat sure does know how to spell…..and loves its mommy:)

  43. I thought it was a mousy under a spoon, he’s sooo spoon shaped. Cute times spoon equals adorable.

  44. it stole my name!!!!!!!

    but it is still cute