There once lived a woman with many children in a pleasant land full of trees and merriment.
The woman's female offspring did join together and plot to entreaty their mother to acquire furry rodents for the enjoyment of the daughters. The mother rebuffed the pleadings on the grounds that the rodents have pink eyes and that doth creepeth her out.
But, alas, the offspring did entreaty the woman exceedingly, upon the sun rising and upon the sun setting each day, until verily, the woman did consider plucking out her hair by the roots.
At length, the woman did relent and acquire the varmints. During the acquisition, the woman, being weary from the entreaties of the daughters, allowed herself to be convinced to make a home for SIX of the rodents, and the children did rejoice and commence to much merry making.
And now the woman's daughter's do spend many hours in the company of the rodents, and they are of a mind to convince their mother that they have read learned scientific writings that indicate they can toilet train the rodents.
And the woman heaved a great sigh, but even so, she did marvel at the tenacity of the daughters and her mind wondered if it would be so.
...to be continued.