Mrs. Rodent's pal dropped by today to show off her six-week old offspring. While the infant in question was certainly cute, the whole incident left me profoundly disappointed.
A friend of mine has two six-week old rats, and he's trained them to sit on his shoulders. Another pal has a six-week old basset pup, and it chases anything you throw for it.
But throw a ball for a baby and they'll just gurgle and soil themselves. Sit one on your shoulder and the rozzers will have you in chains before you can blink.
Obviously, babies are rubbish. Why would anybody buy such a creature?
Kittens are better in all respects, including the litter tray thing.