Pet Rat And Dog Are Best Pals Because BFFs Come In All Shapes And Sizes

Meet Osiris.

Good morning from Osiris! #OsirisTheDog #OsirisAndRiff

A photo posted by Osiris + Riff Ratt (@osirisandriff) on May 8, 2015 at 7:39am PDT

And meet Riff Ratt.

Osiris is a 3-year-old Dutch shepherd mix and Riff Ratt is a 3-month-old fancy rat. They both live in Chicago and apparently really couldn’t be better friends.

#RiffRatt is getting pretty great at standing on his back legs!

A photo posted by Osiris + Riff Ratt (@osirisandriff) on Apr 13, 2015 at 6:16am PDT

Photos of the unlikely duo playing ball together, giving each other licks and exchanging belly rubs have been posted on Instagram over the past few months. Osiris is even cool enough to let Riff explore the inner workings of his snout. Don’t be alarmed — apparently, this is “super typical.”

Fancy rats are actually quite good pets, especially in small apartments that may be too cramped for a dog, Mashable notes. They’re “curious, intelligent and always up for some fun,” the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says, and can quickly —> Read More