We received this nice note from the “exotic pet” veterinarian that looked after our rats. My wife took excellent care of the rats and the vet understood and encouraged this relationship.
I had only one experience taking the rats to the vet. Watching her handle the rats and the questions she asked made it clear she was a fan. I understand some may cynically say she was super nice because there was a profit motive, but I reject that thinking. She felt the same way about rats that we did. The rats bonded with us, showed playfulness and affection, and lived their best lives.
We are excited about our new pet but not to the point that we forget the awesomeness of Irving and Muktuk.