Official Loofah Tester
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: SE United States
I just saw this show in the A & E website. You know, as depressing as it is for situations to get like this his whole segment was really hopeful. This is the first time I've ever seen a 'news/documentary' type segment treat rats as anything other than a vile infestation. It was clear through the whole production that the rats were valued, and Glenn was treated with respect and care. The only time it got overtly sensational was when they made a point of filming poor Glenn having to make a decision on putting down some of his injured rats.
Of the episodes I've ever watched, this is also the first person portrayed on Hoarders that wasn't portrayed as some kind of mental lost cause. The poor man was grieving. Horribly. Had he owned a less prolific animal, I don't think it would have ever become a hoarding situation. He seemed ready to start dealing with his loss. He broke my heart. I hope he's healing.
Small note, in that I hope that the female rat he kept, 'Commander Whitehead', wasn't pregnant. And if she wasn't, I hope they ended up allowing him to keep another female down the line. I'm going to follow the rat rescue site a little more closely, and maybe ask to see if they know how he's doing.
This situation is turning into a really positive thing, showing the best of what people are capable.
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