Barlow seemed to understand that the rats were now part of the family, too. He enjoyed spending time with them as they roamed about, but knew not to be too assertive and to give them their space. And soon, a beautiful friendship began to blossom.
"Chippy was the only one of the rats who wanted to be as close to Barlow as possible whenever he was in the room," Liza said. "Chippy could nibble on Barlow’s big claws or poke around in his ears and Barlow would just lay there and, quite frankly, seemed to bask in the attention."