I have this rat named Crescent. We bought her a couple of weeks ago at PetCo where she was being sold as snake food. Yes, this beautiful fancy rat was going to be food and probably breeded in the worst most absolute conditions. People preach that we shouldn't buy our pets at pet stores but to me I don't care. An animal has a soul no matter what and even if they have health conditions they still deserve to have love in their life. It's unfortunate I couldn't buy all the rats but it's wonderful that I chose Crescent. I love her story. I just gotten a job at my work, and Jordan and I were on our way to go get me some work clothes. After all that, we decided we just wanted to pet the animals at PetCo. When we found Crescent. She crawled on Jordan's head and felt like she was on top of the world. When I held her, she crawled up my chest and gave me a little hug and stayed there. From here, it was evident that this rat had chosen us as owners and we had to buy her. We snuck her on the bus and everything. She pooped everywhere and was shaking and almost petrified from fear and didn't want to be held for a while. I worked on bonding with her for days and days. It took her a week to finally learn her name and get used to people, but now she is the most loving animal I've ever seen. Well, Rodent.. She licks me and plays with me. She likes to cuddle and she is extremely clever. I will make puzzles and what not for her to solve and she will do it! You can clearly see the thought process of her trying to solve a problem. Anyways, the point of this blog entry is.. I went to the apartment complex where my boyfriend lives right now to go see if I could get approved for the apartment since I was denied before. As soon as I walk in, I'm told that they have been trying to get a hold of me and told me that there was a mistake in the denial of my apartment application and that I had been approved. It had been the happiest day of me life so far this summer. This happened the SAME day after I bought the rat. It seems since we've gotten her good things have happened to us. Is it possible maybe this rat is a spirit animal of some sort that has karmic interaction with us? What do rats represent as spirit guides? All I keep reading is that rats have bad meanings to them, but I find that hard to believe to see how loving and smart this animal is.