Welcome to Dovetail Rats, home to a troupe of delightfully engaging rodents and 1 pedantic scholar. Our purpose? To converse on the topic of that marvelous creature, Rattus norvegicus, and to play at least a small role in calming the whirlwind of misinformation that presently encircles these “wee tim’rous beasties.”
In few, our friend the rat has been the victim of bad publicity–some of the worst in human history. With a bit of effort, we hope to diffuse at least a modicum of the acrimony unjustly heaped upon rats by a hostile world–for the betterment of rats and the people who love them.
Who am I? A college instructor and writing tutor who remains astonished at the high levels of ignorance and knee-jerk revulsion with which otherwise thoughtful, intelligent people initially respond to my pets.
Apropos the tutoring gig and quite apart from any remarks you may care to leave regarding the content of my posts, you would be doing me a great service by taking a moment to call to my attention any grammatical or syntactical gaffs you may stumble upon. Regrettably, blogs do not allow ample time for editing. Yet commas remain wily beasts: we dare not turn our backs on them!
Thank you for joining me. Please feel free to add to the discussion!
Dovey <:3 )~~~~