First off i want to start by saying, My cats have actually grown affectionate toward my rats. Link, my fifteen+ pound cat will lay down for hours watching them scurry around purring as they get close, the other day, my boyfriend was playing with the rats and Mario, our dominant male was out of the cage sniffing around, when he spotted link... he than Charged at him, but link didn't run, he just looked at him popped him on the head and mario ran away, unharmed. Thats when i began to wach the cats more closely, and the four of them are getting along alright, Mario is still somewhat aggressive toward link, but he usually doesn't mind. and link, is currently monitoring Zelda's interaction with the rats.
i'm so proud of my kitteh.