One night I started drawing a rat version of Sherlock Holmes. I enjoyed drawing “Ratlock” so I kept going and drew more Sherlock Holmes characters, all in outfits based on their Granada counterparts.
Here's Sherlock Holmes as a black berkshire fancy rat.
I used to have pet rats and I adore them. I trained the rats to walk upright, which they can do for a few steps if you encourage them with snacks. (One rat was willing to walk further than a few steps. I made my Holmes rat the same coloring as him.)
See the position of his tail? He totally just did a twirl. Which is another rat trick, but it’s more likely that he had something to say to Watson.