I have an intense dislike for rodents, especially rats. They are ugly and creepy and that tail sends shivers up my spine. One of the great things about living in Alberta was that it is, in theory, a rat-free province. The only rats allowed are in universities and other research facilities. (and unfortunately, I had to partake in a class that involved handling a rat at an alberta university...but that is an entirely different story)
Here in Ontario, you can have them as pets. Twice last week, I saw the same girl walking around with her pet rat hanging all over her shoulder. Both times it freaked me out.
Jordan hopes she becomes a fixture in the neighbourhood just so he can see me squirm.
seriously though...why would you want a rat as a pet? it isn't cute, isn't cuddly...i don't get the appeal.