i tell this story everywhere i go, i love it!
when my rat "josh" was born, my moms friend threw them over a fence. without permission from anyone she chucked them over
a wooden gate separating our apartment complex from a shopping center. we had about 9 or so baby's, they were about 1 week old when she got rid of them. about an hour after she threw them over the fence i saw a little tiny rat scurrying around on our front porch. somehow josh found his way back to the apartment complex and to our exact apartment, he found ours out of probably 200 other apartments. and now he has lived to be 6 years old. he is old and brittle looking but he still enjoys being held as much as he did 5 years ago. he is also known to kiss or lick you. he is also not a very bright rat, i have let him walk on my computer desk allot and probably 4 or 5 times he has fallen off it