Stuffed Animals Details
** Stuffed Rat
** Tan Mohair
** Made by Kosen
** 7 inches tall
All throughout history, rats have tended to get a bum rat, er, rap. First, there’s that whole bubonic plague thing, then there’s the historical interpretation that they’re just gross, icky creatures and bad luck to boot. In the case of the plague (and the numerous times it cropped up), it was ironically the shared ill luck bestowed upon cats, especially black cats, that caused the rat population (and by extension the flea population, who was the disease’s true carrier) to thrive. Whoops. Humans kinda dropped the ball on that one, to the tune of nearly 3/4ths of Europe’s population dropping like flies. Live and learn, right?
Today, rats enjoy a thriving popularity as both pets and test subjects. Well, they probably don’t enjoy the latter, but pet rats are every bit as safe and friendly as your average cat or dog. Also, there’s that whole deal with them being cuddly and playful which just makes most people squee with delight when they hold one. Humans tend to have this nurturing instinct, and an inquisitive, friendly rat awakens that in us as they scamper up our arm and down the front of our shirt, their little tiny feet tickling against our skin as their little furry bodies shimmy and scurry.
Kosen does what it does best in the toy crafting world by capturing the whimsy and adorable qualities of the pet rat in their 100% mohair rat. Soft and snuggly, this playful pet rat seems to beg for a petting or for a bit of a cracker. Who are you to deny him?