Friday Haiku: O, Rats!

Theo The Ratso
Sniffs gently in the still air
Thinks he smells dinner?

“I found this picture (by Flickrer Deanna W.) and I just had to share it. I don’t think rats get enough love, and that’s why I run this page, (shameless plug I know) so that people can see that rats are just as cute and loving as any other pet!” -Alice B.



  1. From my point of hearing he’s singing
    Happy Birthday to C.O.
    Eight years!!! Seems much longer then that.
    This global community has been such an important part of our lives.
    It also has had an impact in one way or another in the lives of so many.
    From the heart—-Thanks C.O.

  2. Rats are really cute and they do make excellent pets. I would love to have one but I also have 2 dachshunds and we know what their bred for….. hunting rats and the likes.

  3. thank you for that nice comment, we appreciate that!

  4. I love little ratty hands! They’re just so dainty-looking… Theo’s got a great set of whiskers and a tum just calling out for a snorgle.

  5. Rats! ❤ ❤ ❤ The best little creatures.

  6. Oh, I am in love!

  7. Blue Footed Booby says:

    He’s clearly howling at the moon.

    Or maybe preparing for blastoff.

  8. just singing a song
    music sweet as can be,
    won’t you join along
    with me
    and happy music
    we make
    P.S. he’s just so darn cute I couldn’t resist

  9. Gentle autumn breeze
    –Meditation carries me
    To rat Nirvana.

  10. This morning I was driving out of my neighborhood,and I let a rat cross the street.I think the people behind me thought I was crazy for stopping…it was a pet rat :)I don’t like hurting things.

  11. Cambridge Rat Mom says:

    As a mother to 28 rats over the last 10 years, I can attest that if they had thumbs they would have taken over the world! Rats are wonderful, affectionate, incredibly funny, and just plain sweet.

  12. I feel this is an appropriate place to link this:

  13. It breaks your heart in two,
    To know she’s been untrue
    But what can you dooooooo?

  14. Grey white little rat
    Busy, tiny people hands
    Your larder complete

    A haiku I wrote for my pet rat Smeagol.

  15. I agree! We just lost our little rat girl 3 weeks ago, and she never failed to amaze me! She was our first rat, and because of her our home will ALWAYS be a rattie home! 🙂 We are now the proud new parents to 2 beautiful, mischievous baby girls!!!