Vinny the Peace Rat

Vinny, the love of my life, is a rat who is an accomplished humanitarian. His career began with a girl who, at the time, was suffering from an eating disorder and symptoms of depression. This same girl, having made a remarkable leap in well-being over the course of the last seven months, decided to participate in a peace walk— and was graciously welcomed onto the team as the photographer.

In case you haven’t figured it out, that girl is me :). Now Vinny’s humanitarian track record can include being a participant in part of a peace walk!

(Yes, you read that right.)

Remember that nifty rattie backpack? Vinny is getting old, and I want to spend all of his last days together– so I brought him to a few days of the walking! And you know what? Everyone loved him (even the one who had a previous rat phobia!)

In fact, he joined us at the capitol today… on my back… as I was photographing my eyes out! Many people approached me (including another photographer, for a newspaper!) and all loved him– Vinny, “The Peace Rat.”

One of the lovely peace walker ladies made me him a little rat sized version of our florescent lime t-shirts!

Vinny on the capitol steps

[PS: The peace walk has officially ended! If you would like to catch up on the two updates I managed to post, here and here. And now I can get back to my usual posting!]

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5 Responses to Vinny the Peace Rat

  1. Stefanie says:

    That is neat you got to bring Vinny along. It is a nice way to spend time with your lovely rat man.

  2. Maxwell@FreedomRunning says:

    Awww! He looks so cute in his peace shirt! It is cool that you got to bring him along and put him on your back. That would have been a sight to see 🙂

  3. Awwwr that’s the sweetest thing! I love his little peace tee, and I think it’s awesome that you bring him along everywhere to spend so much time with him 😀

  4. Stephanie says:

    OH he is SO cute in that little tee! Love it! 🙂

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