Rats, It’s Monday YAY It’s FRIDAY

Martin “Marty” Mouse is in the house! Having a tough day today? Marty will cheer you right up! After all…it’s FRIDAY! (BTW- A C.O. exclusive interview with the man rat himself, coming Monday morning!)

According to this BuzzFeed story, Marty was rescued from a pet shop last year. (And he’s actually a Dumbo Ratster, BTW.)

Now look! He’s a Social Media PLAYA.

Facebook? Check. Instagram? Naturally.

And then we’ve got YouTube videos….


Pinterest…(whew, getting tired..of…typing…)

And Tumblr!

What, no My Space? Are they still around?

You must admit, though- Marty might be THE most excellent Ratso EVAH on The Cute Overload Dot Com.







Big Thanks to Andrew Y. for the spot.



  1. This is THE QTEest Ratso I has ever seen.

  2. Okay, now I’m seriously considering getting a rat. Even if it means that my mom will never come to visit me again. 🙂

  3. Eds should probably note that chocolate is NOT toxic to our little rattie friends

  4. Awwww he’s darling. My ratty companion Scabbers seems to think he’s cute too.

  5. Martin is adorable!

  6. I’d love to eat a Milano the size of my body!

  7. Marty is very photogenic. I love his little sleeping bag. 🙂 More pics of Marty please!

  8. I am madly in LOVE with Marty! I’ve never lived with a rat, but have friends who live with ratties, and they are amazing, smart, lovable critters! This guy is PARTICULARLY CUTE!

  9. Why, who’s a cute baby!

  10. Victoria, Mom to 4 Rats (and Two Orange Kittehs) says:

    Ded. I am ded. D-E-D, ded. Somebody call my work and tell them I can’t ever come back because I got killed by the QTE.

  11. Cutest rattie EVAH!!! His adorableness is undeniable but it’s his charming personality that really shines. I’d love to share a bag of Dark Chocolate Milanos with this beautiful little guy. I imagine he keeps his hoomins entertained for hours on end. 🙂

  12. Marty has quite the sweet tooth, doesn’t he?

  13. flamegirl1971 says:

    So freaking cute!

  14. That is the most expressive rat I’ve ever seen – what a cutie!

  15. @Rhonda B.: An exclusive interview with the Man himself- er, the Rat Himself—coming Monday morning.

  16. Athos' Slave says:

    The chocolate on the whiskers in the first pic did me in. Way too cute!

  17. I must admit, CO has been bringing me around on the idea of ‘rat as pet’, and Mr. Personality here might just have sealed the deal…and not just because his face in the first photo reminds me of my own while eating a Milano.

  18. He is so cute! What a sweet face! Rats are very cuddly- we had a hideous pet rat (named Thumper) in my fourth grade classroom and I just loved him. He was so, so sweet.
    (I’m not kidding he sort of looked like he was incorrectly taxidermied, best way to explain it. Poor guy. I think he was probably elderly now that I think about it.)

  19. Martin: ” *Sings* C Is for Cookie .. that’s good enough for me!! “

  20. Can’t…..contain…cuteness…..in…..due…..bounds….experiencing…..cute…….overload……..SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!

  21. I adore rats but haven’t lived with one for years. Marty is an incredible little fellow and very handsome. He makes me wish for a rattie again. Love his smile.

  22. …..overload………..SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

  23. I see Marty is copying my diet.

  24. DED

  25. Hello From Paris says:

    Wooooo! That little fella eats a lot of chocolate! Beware the diabetes Marty 🙂

  26. Careful, there, Marty. You continue to eat like that, you’re not gonna fit in your hole anymore.

  27. Come on! Rats are famous on the Internet, and most of you haven’t even read http://www.lightpoetrymagazine.com yet! So at least visit and help us get 1000 likes!

  28. So, so cute!!! Can’t wait til Monday for the Marty interview. I love to see rats being loved. I also love to see such pure enjoyment of Milano cookies.

  29. The paws… The tiny delicate paws… *Ded*

  30. That smile is killer.

  31. @Kristin: I am telling you, it will knock your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks, it will knock your feet off. So, wear some socks.

  32. I used to date a rat named Marty….and man, was he a rat…:-l

  33. @Tinychih – this Marty is obviously no relation to the rat to which you refer in your past. And I’d bet this Marty is better company on his worst day 😉 [and good riddance to that past tense rat, too.]

  34. I will never, ever get a rat pet. But, I now see the appeal and I’d love to meet Marty. Well, as long as his hoomin is around.

  35. Victoria, Mom to 4 Rats (and Two Orange Kittehs) says:

    You don’t know what you’re missing, joydox. I’ve been keeping rats for 14 years now and I don’t think I could live without them.

  36. Oh my god I love him. That little face! How could anyone look at that and not think he’s adorable?! Xxxxx

  37. I want a pet rat so much, but I get nervous about giving him the proper living arrangement. Plus, I don’t trust my two kitties. Marty’s pics are stupendous!!!

  38. Victoria, I’m not against others adopting McRatterson furbabies, but I think it’s best if I stay away. They don’t develop sparkling personalities when their hoomin is too scared to let them out for playtime.