A lady called me with a sob story. She found a PEW rat in her apartment's garden and two days later the rat popped out 12 babies. The apartment management says she has to get rid of them by this weekend so she calls me, I haven't gotten around to editing my site saying that I don't have rats anymore. She tugs my heartstrings with all the correct terms, mom was dumped there, babies are black hoods and PEWs (very hard to place those colors), etc etc. I agreed to take them in tomorrow. So now I'm going to have to find homes for lots of little babies. I might keep two (must keep them in pairs) but the rest I'll have to find homes for.
Time to call my breeder friend and re-join the rat communities!