Yes... That is a rat! That cute little dress in the background belongs to Mikayla (eldest granddaughter) who is the very happy caretaker of two little rat companions that she got for her birthday.
Actually, she has a bit of peach fuzz and she is really fun to watch. And Mikayla is very happy with her little furry and furless companions. I think I did pass on my animal loving 'gene' there *winks*