Never eat leftovers again!
Both my mother and father were totally against the rats. Mom thought they were creepy and Dad thought they were going to give me every disease in the book. Mom, however, got to take care of all the sick rats and they both met Slinky. Dad responded with "OK, keep Slinky and get rid of the rest." Mom responded with "Poor thing, he looks so innocent. Too bad he's a rat." My grandmother also had something to say about the matter. She always wanted to know if I "still had all those mice!" You can never get those guys to agree on much, but there is one thing that they all agreed on - they hate eating leftovers! Not to mention, sometimes Mom gets things on sale that "should have been left at the store." Instead of going to the parents house only to hear Mom and Dad arguing about which martyr was going to eat "that crap" in the fridge, I now hear gleeful parents saying "We've got rat food! Don't forget to take the rat food home with you!"
As an added bonus, rats love chicken bones and all those weird things that come out of products that just weren't meant for human consumption. This makes Dad happy because now that he saves these things for the rats, he doesn't have to pick up rodent-destroyed piles of garbage-bag contents every Monday morning.
Rats: Keeping the family together and happy since 1994.
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