brief blog post infested with pink rats

I met two rats on the 6 train last night, a pink one and a white one with a pink stripe. The white one had crawled into a pocket at this point. Their names are Chatterbox and (I think) Butter. I asked what she dyed them with and she said pet dye from Petco. She let it nibble on her sandwich.

pink rat on the subway

Surely related: The New York Dolls.

2 responses to “brief blog post infested with pink rats

  1. I met a spider on a train once, hanging from a woman’s knitting. I thought “Twilight Zone” and had to go to another carriage.
    here is my favourite “rat” quote
    “In 1849, hungry gold miners crossing the Nevada desert noticed some glistening balls of a candy-like substance on a cliff, licked or ate the balls, and discovered them to be sweet-tasting, but then they developed nausea. Eventually it was realized that the balls were hardened deposits made by small rodents, called packrats … Not being toilet trained, the rats urinate in their nests, and sugar and other substances crystallize from their urine as it dries out … In effect, the hungry gold miners were eating dried rat urine laced with rat feces and rat garbage.”

    – Collapse by Jared Diamond

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