Okay, I think I've changed my mind. Instead of rats I want to get a pug. Look at that face!
I have been hemming and hawing for years about getting a pet and I always end up deciding that I go away too much and I don't have a big enough place. But I am in Toronto way more often than not nowadays, and maybe my apartment would be the perfect size for a little lapdog? Also, my friend Shannon who lives down the hall said she'd be willing to help out.
If any of you have experience with pugs, I'd love to hear your thoughts (tips, suggestions, encouragement).