For many of us who have pets, we'll train them to some extent. Whether it's to sit, lie down, roll over, or something a bit more creative, we often teach our furry friend certain commands.
But one pet-owner has taken this to new extremes - teaching her pet rat to paint with its feet. Yep, really. Just let that sink in.
Now, let's be honest, rats don't exactly have a fantastic reputation, and many wouldn't even consider having one in their home, but this little Picasso in the making is pretty cute, and the tiny works of art aren't too shabby either.
In fact, some of his works of art are proving so popular that they have actually been commissioned.
Keep scrolling to see the tiny artist and the heartbreaking twist to this wholesome story.
Rats don't exactly have a great reputation.
via: ShutterstockMany people think they're "dirty" rodents, with some people even having a genuine phobia of them.
They're branded as disease-ridden pests.
via: ShutterstockJust a glimpse of one is enough to have you on the phone to pest control.
Many wouldn't dream of having one in their house.The idea of having a rat as a pet is out of the question for the majority of people.
But there are people out there who've had their hearts stolen by the creatures.
via: ShutterstockSeveral animal fanatics can see the cute side of the rodents.