This little cutie was a surprise gift from J when I graduated from my program at BCIT. He is a hairless rat named after Professor Farnsworth from one of my favourite shows, Futurama – for what I hope are obvious reasons. He is warm and wrinkly and very sweet. He likes to eat our leftover bread scraps and pasta noodles, as well as the occasional veggie (not as many as I would like, but he snubs a lot of stuff he should love, like carrots and apple). He likes sitting on shoulders, running around on the couch, and accepting snacks at the door of his cage. According to J, kissing him is “like kissing your grandma’s cheek.” Who doesn’t love that?