This is my rat, with the peculiar name Shitziis ;) He's tough and independent on the outside but a big, squishy and adorable lover on the inside. He's getting pretty old, so we're grateful to still have him around. His brother Tinkles passed recently, so we've been showing him extra love. Shitziis loves to explore and can still do some neat tricks for a worthy treat. I took this picture as soon as I got my camera.