This is Oliver, who passed away in 2003. He was a hairless dumbo rat with odd-eyes (one black, one red) and a blazed forehead. This photo was taken when he was a baby, so he still had a little of his downy fuzz left—by the time he was fully mature, he was completely bald. Ollie was one of the most gentle animals I’ve met in my life. He was my last rat, and when he died I knew it would be a long time before any more rats would be a part of my life.
I’ve posted a few pictures of some of my other late pet rats here. I miss them terribly.