Zeus was born under Angi's washing machine in Taos, New Mexico in May 2009. Zeus crawled out from under the washing machine to reveal himself as an orphan. Pink, blind, deaf and bleating like tiny Who from Whoville, Zeus captured the hearts of Angi and Silas in a paw the size of a sunflower seed. And he wouldn't let go. Please, have compassion for rats and mice, we have given them such a bad reputation.