Turning Over a New Leaf

rats tearing apart a book

In another fine case of Life Imitating Art, the rats have recently taken this image to heart. After I barred them from their previous favorite hideaway inside a wall, they looked around and finally settled on a bookcase next to the aquarium. I didn’t understand the attraction until bits of paper started accumulating on the floor. Fortunately, the selected book—a single-volume encyclopedia—isn’t one I use often, or one that needs to remain in pristine condition.

Just as long as they don’t start chewing on the aquarium cords. This particular one doesn’t have a GFCI.