I had a guy out repairing some lines, and upgrading my internet service. He had to go inside and out, so I told him just to come and go without knocking. I had taken an opportunity, while he was outside to bring Roxy out for some "mom and me" time, as she loves riding my shoulder. So there I was, standing by the door when the guy started in. He stops dead, backs up a step and says "Is that a RAT???" I said "Yes, meet Roxy". He stood there, and I ended up having to put her back into her cage before he would come on. Cripes. What did he think she was going to do? Jump from my shoulder to his? That would have been funny..I could have envisioned him screaming like a girl. I apologize to all of us girls who do NOT shreak at the site of a little white rat.