Ratty with Hotty by Jill Maas
Ratty was born in the Wairarapa quite a while ago, he has many siblings and has succeeded in creating over a hundred children, many of which have lived with a lot of discrimination and misunderstand- ing from the human race.
Luckily Ratty was adopted by a kind philanthropist in his old age and now spends his time painting, eating peanut butter sandwiches and dancing like Fred Astaire. Ratty's favourite time of day is going to bed, he has his own wallpapered and soft fabric lined cardboard box at the foot of his benefactors bed.
Ratty has a secret past life that occasion- ally gives him nightmares.