Trilby was a siamese.
Trilby is one of 8 baby boys I took on from a member of the public who had been sold two rats by a pet shop which she thought were boys, and had popped in with her resident boy as friends.
They turned out to be female, and two litters were born. Originally, I said I could only take 4 of the babies, but when I arrived, all 8 were loaded into my carrier! In fact, I had no idea how many I had until I got into the car and counted them up.
The owner had told me there were originally 9 babies, but one had 'gone missing' during a free range, and was presumed to be roaming the house somewhere, but to the best of my knowledge, he was never found :(
So, as well as Trilby, I took Captain Morgan, Wiggles, The Comedian, Pagliacci, Nikita, Wisher and Captain Metropolis.
Trilby was one of those rats who so desperately wanted to be in with the 'cool' crowd. He wanted to be brave and bolshy, but he just didn't have it in him! So he used to hang around the more confident boys, hiding behind them and peering out!
Like his siblings, Trilby died suddenly at home at around 18 months, after not showing any obvious signs of any illness.
Why Trilby? It was a name I pulled off my 'names for future rats' list!