The Rat and I

So before my dear child cut his hair I convinced him to do one quick shoot for me. I'd been thinking of this image for a couple years now...a rusty bird cage with a person inside and the animal on the outside. I'd originally envisioned a bird on top but in a pinch a rat will do and might possibly look even more bizarre - a hallmark of my photos. Good thing we have a pair of rats on hand...the 2 year old white rat named Spirit really stepped up to her moment in the spotlight.

Wondering about his modeling fee? I had to clean out his rats cage after we were done. Though now that I'm about to post this on Facebook he said I'd need to clean out his cage for one more week. ;-) Deal!