A simple Google search takes us to Jessica Florence‘s Flickraccount, where the first pictures of her rats – Bug, Duck and Worm – were posted at the very end of 2007. Interestingly, Ellen van Deelen joined Redbubble at about the same time and started publishing and selling cute images of her rats – Moppy, Witje and Rosie. Although the women seem to be unrelated – Ms Florence is from Great Britain and Ellen van Deelen is a Netherlands-based photographer – we tried to contact them and ask whether they know each other. While we are waiting for their answers to update this article, we’d like to show you the cute pictures we’ve collected.
Many other Internet users have started to follow these photographers’ leads, taking pictures of their own cute rats cuddling teddy bears.