Merry Christmas Rat Lovers! This is Jeremy. He is 2 1/2 years old and he has severe HED (hind end degeneration), which means he doesn't have use of his back legs anymore and he must drag himself around. Because of this, he gets little exercise and is overweight (hard to believe he used to be the runt of the rescue group I adopted). You would not expect him to be the most photogenic rat or an obvious choice for the Ratropolis Christmas photo, but yet - behold - how beautiful he is underneath it all! Just a reminder to see the beauty in everything and everyone. Perfection is a myth. Beauty lies in the imperfections.