Rat Portrait

Katie got this gorgeous memorial portrait of her pet rat, Kamp Koala, by Tim Jordan at Optic Nerve Arts in the Alberta Arts District of Portland, Oregon. It makes me miss my rat, Ginger Kang-Kang, who died of cancer about fifteen years ago. He spent a semester riding everywhere on my shoulder…

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42 thoughts on “Rat Portrait

  1. that is so adorable! i’m not even a rat person (i’m usually the one on the bed screaming kill it kill it!!) but this is really nice

  2. I love that so much. It’s lovely. (I’ve had rats too; there are no pets like them)

  3. That’s a beautiful portrait of an adorable rat! I’ve never had one as a pet, but maybe sometime in the future. They are too cute :)

  4. Aww, it’s so sweet! I want a rat very badly. The only thing that’s stopping me from having a little rodent friend is the fact that I’m scared my dogs would hurt it. =[

  5. That is just so damn cute. I’ve had two rats and echo many other posters-they are GREAT pets-and very social. My rats Ace and Templeton(wherever you are)were awesome and taught me many lessons about the awesome power of small things. tck tck tck…

  6. Aaw, that’s so cute! I want another one now, the one I had when younger wasn’t very tame so I’d love to have a go at keeping a new one. Well, can’t have pets at halls/student houses so maybe after uni.

  7. So wonderfully done and with such an adorable subject too! I have eight rats (six boys, two girls) and I know that at least one of them is going to memorialized on my body for all the love he shows me.

  8. He’s definately got that dumbo look, my Chesnut has that droopy-eared cuteness.
    worthlesswords, rat respiratory problems are all too common. My first few rats died in a similar way. I wish for lung health for all little fluffies. ;_;

  9. thank you all :). kamp was an awesome best friend & i love being able to think about him everytime i see him curled up on my hip. im just getting ready to get his girlfriend bella (i lost her to cancer last month) done on my arm.

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