Despite their reputation in political cartoons and at union protests, rats actually hate money. I spent more time than I’d care to admit trying to get Tatiana and Zéa to be the first rats to pose for Stacks & Rats. There was a lot of this:
I spent an embarrassingly long time trying to get them to hang out around the money and give me a good photo, and then I started to feel a little like a psycho pageant mom, insisting that her freaked out toddler smile big and look cute for the camera RIGHT NOW OR ELSE.
So I tried having them pose with my stripper shoes instead and had a little more luck. Here is Tatiana:
Tatiana checking out my sex work books and stripper pole: