THE VERMIN BREWING MASCOTS
Hardy & Caleb
Hardy and Caleb, a pair of brothers brought home from a pet store in September 2006, spent the first part of their lives living with Amy, a fellow rat-lover. Unfortunately severe allergies limited Amy to the amount of time she could spend with the large boys. So on June 3, 2008, they were relocated to their new Vermin Brewing home.
They were given their own room, and while there was a cage with food and water, they weren't confined in it. Instead they spent several reclusive weeks living under the dark recesses of a futon couch. Eventually they began to enjoy hanging out with the humans more and more... especially when treats were present!
Unfortunately Caleb's health began to fail after only a few months and he was put to sleep at the vet's among loving friends. Hardy took the news pretty hard but eventually began to bond more and more with his humans. At a ripe old age, his health also began to fail and he passed away in the arms of his dear human friend.
Amy's pictures of the rats as youngsters
Hardy's second day home