CarolC, you had a pet rat? You rock. I had a pet rat named Izzy about 3 years ago and she was awesome. I never tried to smuggle her into a movie theatre, though. But I was like the Pied Piper when I took her to the park on her leash. All the kids crowded 'round me and their mothers stood 20 feet back and yelled, "I'll be right here when you're done looking!"