This Week in Cute History

725 BCE: Greek soldiers secretly invade Troy by hiding under the Trojan Rat.

I always thought it was a rabbit, Jessica.



  1. I think we’re gonna need a bigger rat!

  2. Fird Birfle says:

    *pulls out World History textbook and binder to write down notes from Professor Mike’s lecture*

    wow!!! and the soldiers rode in across a carpeted area !!!
    Who knew???

  3. Fird Birfle says:


  4. omg, look at those little toesies in back!

    and also – Matchingks!

  5. Ah yes the great Ratamemnon.

  6. Rachael says:


  7. Definite matchink. Probably a Rule of Cuteness too, isn’t there one about a smaller version of something?

    Last, A Rodent of Unusual (relatively) size! someone had to say it.

  8. 260Oakley says:

    Looks like the return of the Rat Pack.

  9. BCE = Before the Cute Era (oh, those sad, sad times)?

  10. “…Rabbit, Jessica”? An unintentional reference to Jessica Rabbit?

  11. Theresa says:

    Now go away or we will squeak at you a second time.

  12. *giggles*

  13. Victoria, Mom to 5 Rats says:

    BLUES! BLUES! WANT!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t tell my black, brown and white rats I said that.

    X<: 3 )~~

  14. Theresa says:

    The more the merrier, no?

  15. Pam Sinclair says:

    And if this doesn’t work, next time we’ll use a giant badger…

  16. victoreia says:

    Drat! Beat me to it!

  17. victoreia says:

    Knowing NTMTOM, probably nothing “unintentional” about it!

  18. Beautiful!! And up to no good. Makes me miss my 2 beautiful girls who looked just like this (err…the smaller ones that is!). For anyone reading, rats make the most beautiful pets. So cute, clever, clean and affectionate. A cardboard box, duct tape and a few treats can generate hours of fun and teamwork like you wouldn’t believe until you see it!

  19. lds7yrs says:

    I know, I always pictured… you know… gravel, and scrubby grass, and… well, a more UNEVEN surface…
    *wanders off, scratching bemusedly at head*

  20. lds7yrs says:

    *Bows to Oakley*

  21. lds7yrs says:

    Where I live currently, rats are NOT considered acceptable pets. But I plan on a rat when I live in a more, ahem, shall we say, civilized place?.

  22. i recognize it! it’s from IKEA!! :D!

  23. Fird Birfle says:


  24. Bettymouse says:

    This times 1,000! I am ratless at the moment, but can safely say my two little girls were the best pets I’ve ever had!

    Oh, and Ids7yrs, get at least 2–they need someone (besides you) to play with!